Wagyu Beef top-up scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value Up to $10,000
Scholarship duration Maximum of two years
Opening date 13 February 2020
Closing date 27 March 2020


The Scholarship aims to facilitate research and training in areas that are beneficial to the Australian Wagyu industry through genetics, nutrition, production and meat science and to encourage post-graduate students to focus their work on the Wagyu industry.

Funding for the Wagyu Fellowship and Scholarship is generated through the generous support of the Wagyu industry through the annual conference Charity Auction.

The awards are designed to be provided as ‘top up’ to remuneration held by students already in receipt of an Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship or as a ‘technical’ scholarship to fund research activities undertaken by the student.


Eligibility is restricted to current UQ HDR candidates who are Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please note that this application form must be completed by an eligible Australian university or institution on behalf of itself and the relevant Student.   Please work with your School to develop your application.

Applications are to be submitted on or before 27th March 2020 to: matt@wagyu.org.au

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who :

  • Have a demonstrated understanding of the relevance of their research in the subject area or industry sector to production of Wagyu.
  • Are committed to studying in areas such as Genetics, Meat Science and Nutrition, including the understanding of how management factors impact production and quality and opportunities for technology transfer.
  • Are engaged in projects on Wagyu cattle or products.

Priority will be given to projects strongly relating to Wagyu in the following fields:

  • Genetics
  • Meat production science and food technology
  • Human nutrition and nutritional quality
  • Management and production efficiency
  • Reproduction and breeding

Technical Grant: will be provided to the university/institution to assist with the costs of the student's research, such as non-capital maintenance, student fees, thesis costs and approved travel.

Applications are closed.


Australian Wagyu Association
Applications are closed.