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TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship supports research-related international travel, allowing postgraduate research students conducting research in animal science to attend a major international conference.


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  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $5000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an offer of admission or be enrolled in full-time studies in a master's by research or PhD in the areas of veterinary science and animal production in the Faculty of Science
  • be conducting research in animal science.

Note: This scholarship allows you to attend a major international conference related to your research.


This scholarship was established in 2003 from donations from Emeritus Professor Terence James Robinson, former Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry at the University of Sydney. 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship aims to support research-related international travel by Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy students undertaking research in animal science to attend a major international conference.

b. Established in 2003 by donations from Emeritus Professor Terence James Robinson, former Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have either a conditional or unconditional offer of admission or enrolled in full-time studies in a Masters by Research (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the areas of Veterinary Science and Animal Production within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney undertaking research in animal science.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

I. academic merit, and/or

II. travel proposal

b. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least one year of full time study.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the nomination of the relevant delegated officer in the School of Veterinary Science.

4. Value

a. The scholarship value will be $5,000 as a one off payment.

b. PhD student may apply for an extension of up to six months.

c. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

d. No other amount is payable.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Not applicable

6. Leave Arrangements 

a. Not applicable

7. Research Overseas

a. Not applicable

8. Suspension

a. Not applicable

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

10. Termination

a. Unless terminated earlier under this paragraph, the Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their research degree,

II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

III. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer, II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or

III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. Stipend payments will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

11. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay stipend amounts and any other payments made to the student in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.