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DAFF/FRDC Aquatic Animal Health Training Scheme - NEW!

Together with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) has established a new training scheme that is aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of members of the seafood community in aquatic animal health management. 

The new scheme will provided funding on a competitive basis to support individuals to undertake short, focused training activities on aquatic animal health within Australia or overseas.  The scheme will also consider supporting applications from organisations for alternative approaches to skills development, such as the funding of visiting aquatic animal health experts and the provision of master classes.

While there is no cap on the amount awarded to each successful applicant, the total amount available for the scheme over three years is $212,000.  The scheme will cover basic costs such as those associated with attending courses or obtaining and disseminating new skills.  This includes economy travel, accommodation and any relevant course fees.

The FRDC welcomes applications from:

  • Owners, employees or other persons directly involved in the fishing and aquaculture industry, with a specific aquatic animal health component in their role; and
  • Veterinarians, pathologists, diagnosticians, researchers, educators, and persons engaged in aspects of aquatic health management.

Applications for this year’s DAFF/FRDC Aquatic Animal Health Training Scheme will close on 18 June 2010.  All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by end of July 2010. 

For more information about the new Training Scheme (including how to apply), please go to http://www.frdc.com.au/communitypeople/scholarships