The ACIAR-University of the South Pacific (USP) Scholarship is now open. The scholarship is exclusively open to the citizens of one of the ACIAR partner countries. They will be pursuing postgraduate degree in the area of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. This scholarship covers all of the related expenses. The closing date of application is 15 October 2016.
Awards are in line with conditions for the USP Graduate Assistantship program, which currently includes (per 12 months): tuition (paid directly to the University at the applicable rate), a living allowance (currently FJD 10560/year, 12000/year married), book allowance (FJD 750/year), medical insurance, establishment allowance (currently FJD 250); allowances for students based at the School of Agriculture at Alafua Campus, Samoa, are paid in local currency at the prevailing rate of exchange. Some expenses may also be covered for travel needed between a student’s country of origin and location of study.
Level and Area of Studies
Postgraduate degree in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in Fiji.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Students must be citizens of one of the ACIAR partner countries in the Pacific.
- It is a requirement of the awards that the student spends a substantial period working on research linked directly to an ACIAR project (currently 13 weeks for a Diploma candidate, 22 weeks for a Masters candidate, and two years for a PhD). A short proposal for this work forms an important part of the scholarship application. The scholarship is provided continuously throughout the enrollment period, including the time of field work. In addition, a grant will be provided to cover necessary research and travel expenses for the student and his/her USP-based supervisor, based on a detailed proposal prepared by the student in consultation with his/her supervisors.
- ACIAR is usually only able to support full-time study and to support field work related to the project as a means of obtaining practical work experience.
- Scholarships are normally awarded on a 12-month basis for postgraduate diploma students, an 18-month basis for Masters students and at least 3 years for PhD student, though additional courses may be required by the University (and the scholarship extended accordingly) depending on the academic record of the applicant. Extensions to the scholarship period andtotal grant awarded will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, demonstrably beyond the control of the student.
Candidates must be the citizens of one of the ACIAR partner countries in the Pacific, namely Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Please download and complete the application form at the link below.
15 October 2016.