"The mentoring, leadership and networking opportunities through the scholarship are invaluable."

MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarship


Closing Date: 11 Mar 2025

Value: $12,000 Masters; $50,000 PhD

Offered By: The Ministry for Primary Industries

Study Level: Postgraduate

Open to postgraduate students undertaking Masters or PhD degrees, in a research area relevant to, and meeting capability needs of MPI or the primary industries.

The scholarship will provide financial support to students undertaking Masters and PhD degrees. Masters students will receive $12,000 over two years and PhD students will receive $50,000 over four years, to be used as a contribution towards fees and living costs. In addition to funding, MPI will provide support in the form of mentoring or co-supervision from MPI staff.

The MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarship is aimed at addressing critical science capability gaps and vulnerabilities in the primary industries, including the animal welfare, biosecurity and food systems.