The Government of South Australia :Dept of Water and Environment PHD Top Up Stipend

Opening Date: 14-05-2019   Closing Date: 21-05-2019  

The Government of South Australia (Department of Environment and Water) are offering PhD top up scholarships to support research Investigating alternative methods of using animals in biomedical testing or alternate protocols for animal welfare related to production.
 
The project will provide funding to explore opportunities to replace animals used in scientific research with alternatives which do not use live animals and which will improve the welfare of animals used in research and teaching. The scholarships will be jointly sponsored by Flinders University and the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).

This project links to the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes which stresses the importance of three criteria – namely replacement, reduction and refinement. The Australian Code has been endorsed by the Governments of all Australian jurisdictions, the Australian Universities Council, and all the major biomedical research organisations – such as the CSIRO and the National Health and Medical Research Council. Adherence to the Code is mandated in all Australian jurisdictions and by all major research and teaching institutions.

 
BENEFITS and TENURE
The scholarship includes:
a top up stipend valued at up to $25000 in total over maximum of three years
 
ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the award of this scholarship a student must:
  • be an Australian citizen; or a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident; and
  • be enrolled full time in a Higher Degree by Research at Flinders University; 
  • be in receipt of a full higher degree research stipend award, for example, Flinders University Research Scholarship or Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
 
APPLICATION
To apply please email a one-page statement which includes information on your research project and how this links to the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes which stresses the importance of three criteria – namely replacement, reduction and refinement. and thus involves the investigation of alternate methods of using animals in biomedical testing or alternate protocols for animal welfare related to production to Tara Brabazon (Dean of Graduate Research) via tara.brabazon@flinders.edu.au by no later than 5 pm on 21 May 2019.
 
Prior to submitting their applications, prospective applicants are advised to contact Professor Brabazon via email at: tara.brabazon@flinders.edu.au by no later than
 

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