Empowering the next generation of ruminant nutritionists


One of the AARN goals is to empower and engage students interested in ruminant nutrition. On behalf of our Industry Partners, we are proudly offering up to six students a $500 bursary to attend our upcoming Annual Conference on October 25 + 26 in Attwood, Melbourne.

Applications closed on Wednesday, 27th September.

Students must be enrolled Full Time in a relevant course at an Australian University.

The bursary is up to $500 to cover conference registration, and/or accommodation expenses.

The AARN Committee will assess the applications and notify students by Monday, October 2nd.

AARN reserves the right to appoint 0-6 bursaries at the committee's discretion based on available funds and the applications received.

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Applications close Wednesday, 27th September. 


As part of the Association’s commitment to promoting and developing ruminant nutrition in Australia, the AARN offers a monetary scholarship to students enrolled in any tertiary education facility in Australia who completed their major research project on a topic related to ruminant nutrition. The scholarship is provided as a one-off grant.

Winners must attend the AARN Annual Conference and give a short presentation on their work. Attending this conference is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn from other presenters on the day and network with potential employers and industry colleagues.

To be eligible for the prize applicants must be:

  • Enrolled as an Honors, Masters or PhD student in an appropriate course (Bachelor/Master of Animal Science, Agricultural Science or Veterinary Science) at an Australian University
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undertaking a research project involving ruminant nutrition or a related topic and be able to provide details of the project and
  • Able to demonstrate academic merit.

The cash prize value of the scholarship is $1,500 with $1,000 payable upon announcement of the successful applicant. The remaining $500 will be payable after a short presentation at the AARN Annual Conference, which has been postponed until February 8th & 9th 2022, Bendigo VIC, OR the next applicable conference if necessary). Payments will be made via direct bank transfer.

Scholarship winners will also receive free membership of AARN (valued at $300) in 2022 as well as funding to cover conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs associated with attending the conference upon receipt of invoices. 

  • Written applications will be judged by the current AARN committee based on 1) writing ability; 2) significance of project/findings; and 3) relevance to ruminant nutrition.
  • Winners will be notified by January 4th, 2022.
  • AARN reserves the right to appoint 0, 1 or 2 scholarships at the discretion of the committee based on available funds and the applications received.
  • To accept the award, recipients are required to attend and give a short 10-minute presentation at the annual AARN Annual Conference, February 8th & 9th, Bendigo Victoria. 

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