Safe Fish Post Graduate Grant

Updated: about 1 month ago

Status: Open

Applications open: 1/12/2022
Applications close: 15/02/2023

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About this scholarship

SafeFish will provide a grant for a passionate post-graduate student undertaking a research project specific to food safety or market access of Australian seafood and aspiring to remain in the sector on completion. Example research areas could be contamination of any hazard (microbial, chemical or physical) in seafood either produced or imported into Australia, public health aspects, risk assessment, risk management or risk communication, supply chain/processing activities that impact food safety, traceability, seafood fraud related to food safety, or other high priority topics deemed acceptable to the SafeFish partnership.

The grant can be used for the following purposes: operating expenses directly relating to the research; conference/workshop participation when presenting; a collaborative placement; or publication expenses. The applicant must outline in their application the purpose for which the funds will be used.

Additional benefits to the recipient will be networking with national and international industry and government, exposure of their research at a national level and the potential career opportunities that may arise from this. Were possible the student will be introduced to international researchers relevant to their work.

  • Current Students

  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses

  • Higher Degree by Research

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident

  • Merit Based

The grant will be $10,000 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually). Applicants may apply for access to the grant for one to three years. Only one grant will be awarded per year. The total pool of funds available is $31,800. Where students are awarded the grant across multiple years, appropriate review periods will be built into the contract.

Scholarship Details

  • The applicant must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident post-graduate research student at an Australian University, and must reside in Australia for the period of their  research candidature
  • The project must focus on a priority (as recognised by SafeFish) food safety or market access related issue for seafood in/from Australia included in the list below
  • The applicant accepts the grant conditions
  • The project is sound and represents either a significant improvement in knowledge of the issue; or enables change in practice that will assist in resolution of the issue
  • The purpose for which the funds will be used is justifiable and will make a difference to the project
  • Extension/communication of results/outputs is clearly stated and appropriate

  • Application process

    To apply, please click here. Submissions due by 15th Feb 2023.


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