Applications for the Nancy Millis PhD scholarhip through Water Quality Research Australia are open
This prestigious 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, widely regarded as a national treasure, 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). This award provides a stipend of $10,000 per year, a project operating allowance of $15,000, opportunities for leadership mentoring, plus additional support for participation in national and international conferences.
Applicants for all scholarships should be completing an Honours degree or a four year degree program with Honours, or hold a Masters degree. The Scholarships are open to students with Australian and New Zealand Citizenship and Permanent Residency. Scholarships are open to new and enrolled students. Applicants must have an APA or equivalent. Call for applications opens 16 March 2010. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 6 April 2010. Information about available projects and application procedures can be found at the WQRA website.