Nancy Millis PhD Scholarship
Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences/Environmental Sciences, Science - General/Science - General
This award has been established in honour of Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE, former Chair of the CRC for Water Quality and Treatment. Professor Millis is a microbiologist of international repute who has made enormous contributions in agriculture, environmental protection, medicine and engineering. Nancy Millis is also a leader in environmental management. As a researcher she was aware early of the importance of clean water and developed techniques to treat industrial wastewater. She was Chair of the Victorian Government's Water Strategy Committee advising on the supply and use of water for the Melbourne area. Nancy was the Chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment from 1995 until it ended in 2008. In 1977, she became a Member of the British Empire (MBE) and in 1990 was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
Applications are open to domestic and international students. Scholarships will be awarded subject to the student securing an IPRS or Australian Primary Scholarship. International students must be located in Australia when applying for the scholarship. Students must be studying in Australia at a WQRA member university. Students are to undertake research projects in drinking water quality, wastewater or recycled water.
The award provides a stipend to the value of $10,000 per annum up to 3 years and a $25,000 operating allowance to provide extra support for international conference attendance and professional development. Opportunities will be available to meet key leaders of the Water Community nationally and internationally as well as mentoring support throughout the course.
31st October 2012