SCHOLARSHIPS

Horticultural Science Advancement Trust
AWARDS & GRANTS SCHEME

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

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

Please refer to guidelines below for each of the scholarship applications

Please submit your applications to
penny.measham@daf.qld.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:
penny.measham@daf.qld.gov.au

closing date : 30 November, 2022

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: Awards are available to students currently enrolled in an Australian Honours, Masters or PhD program (or a student who has submitted their thesis for examination since October 2020*), who are current AuSHS members and who are conducting their research in an area relevant to Australian horticulture. Applicants who are eligible for both the GRAHAM GREGORY STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD and the YOUNG SCIENTIST TRAVEL AWARD will be automatically included in the selection process for both awards.

*NOTE: Once selected, the successful recipient of the travel scholarship may also be eligible for the IHC’s ‘My Hort Thesis in 3 Minutes’ competition if they have submitted their PhD thesis for examination since October 2020 or will submit their thesis by February 2022. If selected to compete by the IHC jury, they will gain free registration to the congress and will be required to deliver their 3-minute presentation in person at the congress. For the IHC ‘My Hort Thesis in 3 Minutes’ competition, the topic of the candidate PhDs must be consistent with one of the major topics of IHC 2022 (Competitiveness and skills for horticultural value chains; Food, human health and well-being of citizens; Sustainability of production systems; Adaptation to climate change and mitigation).

APPLICATIONS: Email your application to penny.measham@daf.qld.gov.au by Friday 18 February 2022. Applications must include:

  1. One document providing
    • A statement about the relevance of the conference to your research interests (200 words maximum)
    • A synopsis (1000 to 1500 words, excluding references) of your research project or an area of your research, detailing your work and how it will contribute to the progress of horticulture. It should include a title, your name and affiliation, co-author names and affiliations, and a list of up to six key words. The text of the synopsis should explain the aim and scope of the study, materials and methods used, key results, and discussion and conclusions. A maximum of two figures or tables may also be included.
    • A Curriculum Vitae including the name of one referee (for example, your supervisor or manager)
  2. One 3-minute pre-recorded video explaining the scope and quality of your work for the progress of horticulture. Using PowerPoint or a similar program, create one slide only (without animation), to support and enhance your presentation. Record your presentation using the ‘record slide show’ feature and ensure that the video camera is ON so that we can see you present.

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 shared with AuSHS members via the email newsletter.

SELECTION PROCESS: A panel from the AuSHS Management Committee will judge the applications. If no sufficiently meritorious applications are received, no Award shall be made.

Submit application to:
penny.measham@daf.qld.gov.au

closing date : 18 February, 2022

Successful applicants notified: 4 March, 2022

Selection Criteria : The panel will judge applications on:

    • Applicant’s ability to provide, 1) a clear understanding of the research question and its significance to horticulture, 2) a succinct description of the key results, and 3) a clear and logical discussion of results and how they impact horticulture
    • Quality of the written application, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
    • Quality of the video presentation, including the ability to engage and communicate research to a non-specialist audience
    • Relevance of the conference to the student’s research interests

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 available to young scientists (40 years or younger) who are current AuSHS members and who are conducting their research in an area relevant to Australian horticulture. Applicants who are eligible for both the GRAHAM GREGORY STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD and the YOUNG SCIENTIST TRAVEL AWARD will be automatically included in the selection process for both awards.

APPLICATIONS: Email your application to penny.measham@daf.qld.gov.au by Friday 18 February 2022. Applications must include:

  1. One document providing
    • A statement about the relevance of the conference to your research interests (200 words maximum)
    • A synopsis (1000 to 1500 words, excluding references) of your research project or an area of your research, detailing your work and how it will contribute to the progress of horticulture. It should include a title, your name and affiliation, co-author names and affiliations, and a list of up to six key words. The text of the synopsis should explain the aim and scope of the study, materials and methods used, key results, and discussion and conclusions. A maximum of two figures or tables may also be included.
    • A Curriculum Vitae including the name of one referee (for example, your supervisor or manager)
  2. One 3-minute pre-recorded video explaining the scope and quality of your work for the progress of horticulture. Using PowerPoint or a similar program, create one slide only (without animation), to support and enhance your presentation. Record your presentation using the ‘record slide show’ feature and ensure that the video camera is ON so that we can see you present.

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 shared with AuSHS members via the email newsletter.

SELECTION PROCESS: A panel from the AuSHS Management Committee will judge the applications. If no sufficiently meritorious applications are received, no Award shall be made.

Submit application to:
penny.measham@daf.qld.gov.au

closing date : 18 February, 2022

Successful applicants notified: 4 March, 2022

Selection Criteria :The panel will judge applications on:

    • Applicant’s ability to provide, 1) a clear understanding of the research question and its significance to horticulture, 2) a succinct description of the key results, and 3) a clear and logical discussion of results and how they impact horticulture
    • Quality of the written application, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
    • Quality of the video presentation, including the ability to engage and communicate research to a non-specialist audience
    • Relevance of the conference to the student’s research interests