SCHOLARSHIPS

Horticultural Science Advancement Trust
AWARDS & GRANTS SCHEME

At the 2015 AuSHS AGM members agreed to establish a Horticultural Science Advancement Trust.

The Australian Society of Horticultural Science, in promoting the profession of horticultural science, fosters opportunities for post-graduate students, young scientists and AuSHS members to enhance their professional development. To this end, the AuSHS has established a Horticultural Science Advancement Trust and administers and funds the Graham Gregory Horticultural Congress Trust.

Under this scheme AuSHS administers three (3) scholarships:

1. HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT TRUST
2. GRAHAM GREGORY HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS TRUST – STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
3. GRAHAM GREGORY HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS TRUST – YOUNG SCIENTIST TRAVEL AWARD

Please refer to guidelines below for each of the scholarship applications

Please submit your applications to
sophie.parks@dpi.nsw.gov.au

We look forward to your participation!

1. Horticultural Science Advancement Trust

The HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT TRUST fund is available to AuSHS members who are working in horticulture and need financial assistance to develop ideas, attend international symposia, disseminate information or sustain a project that may advance horticultural science in Australia. Applications are considered on their merits, including the benefits to Australian horticulture. Individual awards typically range between $1,000 and $2,500; total funds available $4,000.

Please note, the Trust will not be awarded in years that the International Horticultural Congress is held. In those years, the Graham Gregory Horticultural Congress Trust will be awarded instead (see details below).

PURPOSE: To encourage and recognise excellence in the study of all aspects of horticultural science by assisting AuSHS members to develop ideas, attend an international symposia, disseminate information or sustain a project that may advance horticultural science in Australia.

ELIGIBILITY: All AuSHS members.

APPLICATIONS: Applications should be clearly written and well-presented (no more than two pages), and include an outline of the proposed activity, a basic budget, and responses to the selection criteria outlined below.

CONDITIONS: Successful applicants will be expected to provide a concise written report within two months of project completion, outlining highlights, key personal benefits, and how they will use the knowledge and experience in the future. The report will be published in the AuSHS Newsletter.

SELECTION PROCESS: A panel of three suitably qualified AuSHS members will judge applications. If no sufficiently meritorious applications are received, no Award shall be made.

Submit application to:
sophie.parks@dpi.nsw.gov.au

closing date : 30 November, 2018

Selection Criteria : The panel will judge applications on:

  • Involvement of the applicant in horticultural science.
  • Application of the proposed activity to practical horticulture/management issues.
  • Commitment of the applicant to horticultural science/management.
  • Willingness to contribute to the profession through AuSHS.
  • Presentation standard of submission.

2. graham gregory horticultural congress trust
– student travel Award –

The Graham Gregory Horticultural Trust STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD will make available an award of $5,000 to help a post-graduate student of horticulture attend the International Horticultural Congress (IHC) held every four years.

PURPOSE: To encourage and recognise excellence in the study of all aspects of horticultural science by Australian post-graduate students, by providing financial support to attend the IHC.

ELIGIBILITY: Australian honours, masters and PhD students enrolled at any appropriate tertiary institution, and formally registered as either full or part-time.

APPLICATIONS: Applications should be clearly written and well-presented (no more than two pages), and address the selection criteria outlined below. Applicants should send their submission to the Society via their Head of Department or immediate supervisor. Applicants should include details of their work and interests, and how they will contribute to the horticultural profession. The submission should state reasons for attending the conference and outline the personal benefits expected to accrue from such attendance.

CONDITIONS: Successful applicants will be expected to provide a concise written report within two months of project completion, outlining highlights, key personal benefits, and how they will use the knowledge and experience in the future. The report will be published in the AuSHS Newsletter.

SELECTION PROCESS: A panel of three suitably qualified AuSHS members will judge applications. If no sufficiently meritorious applications are received, no Award shall be made.

Submit application to:
sophie.parks@dpi.nsw.gov.au

closing date : 1 September, 2017

Selection Criteria : The panel will judge applications on:

  • Involvement of the student in horticultural science.
  • Application of the applicant’s study to practical horticulture/management issues.
  • Relevance of the conference to the students research interests.
  • Copy of Commitment of the applicant to horticultural science/management.
  • Willingness to contribute to the profession through AuSHS.
  • Presentation standard of submission.

3. graham gregory horticultural congress trust
– young scientist travel Award –

The Graham Gregory Horticultural Congress YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD will make available an award of $5,000 to help a young scientist to attend the International Horticultural Congress (IHC) held every four years.

PURPOSE: To encourage and recognise excellence in all aspects of horticultural science by young Australian scientists by providing financial support to attend the IHC held every four years.

ELIGIBILITY: Awards are only available to young scientists (40 years or younger) who are current AuSHS members. Preference will be given to members actively involved in the Society. Awards will not be available to members who have received AuSHS travel assistance under this scheme in previous years.

APPLICATIONS: Applications should be clearly written and well-presented (no more than two pages) and address the selection criteria outlined below. Applicants should include details of their research or extension activities, as well as their involvement with AuSHS. The application should state the benefits to Australian horticultural science and Australian horticulture, and to AuSHS. It should also outline personal benefits expected to accrue from the conference travel.

CONDITIONS: Successful applicants will be expected to provide a concise written report within two months of project completion, outlining highlights, key personal benefits, and how they will use the knowledge and experience in the future. The report will be published in the AuSHS Newsletter.

SELECTION PROCESS: A panel of three suitably qualified AuSHS members will judge applications. If no sufficiently meritorious applications are received, no Award shall be made.

Submit application to:
sophie.parks@dpi.nsw.gov.au

closing date : 1 September, 2017

Selection Criteria : The panel will judge applications on:

  • Involvement of the young scientist in horticultural science.
  • Application of the applicant’s work to practical horticulture/management issues.
  • Relevance of conference to the young scientist’s research or extension interests.
  • Commitment of the young scientist to horticultural science/management.
  • Willingness to contribute to the profession through AuSHS.
  • Presentation standard of submission.