Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Conference Bursaries


The Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Conference Bursaries will be awarded by the Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences to two students to be used towards registration, travel and/or accommodation costs to attend the Annual WDA-A Conference, in Kaikoura, New Zealand, 25-30 November 2016.

These bursaries are provided through the generous support of Dr Amanda Jane Breidahl (BVSc 1979).

Scholarship Value

There are two bursaries of $1,000 each.


This bursary is open to all current DVM students and 2016 graduands who demonstrate an interest in wildlife health.

Terms & Conditions

1. The bursary will be awarded based on recommendations of the FVAS Scholarship Committee. The committee may, as part of its deliberations, consult with experts in the field of wildlife health.

2. Academic performance may be used as a criterion in selecting the recipient of the scholarship.

3. Applicants must demonstrate their interest in wildlife health by providing the following documentation:

  •  A short resume/CV
  •  A statement (maximum 250 words) describing why they want to attend the WDA-A Conference
  • and how it will benefit their education
  • Supplementary documents such as references or letters of support from wildlife health
  • practitioners or similar

4. The bursary recipients must:

  • Become student members of WDA-A (if they are not already a member) prior to the annual conference
  • Attend the 2016 WDA-A Annual Conference in Kaikoura, New Zealand, 25-30 November 2016
  • Prepare and submit a short written report (maximum 250 words) describing how their attendance at the WDA-A annual conference contributed to their understanding of wildlife health as well as their future career plans and opportunities. The report must be submitted via email to Kate Gordon-Addison  by 7 December 2016; a copy will be provided to Dr Breidahl

5. An applicant may only be awarded this bursary one time.

How to apply

  1. Applications must be submitted via email to Kate Gordon-Addison
  2. Submit CV, statement and all supplementary documents combined in one file (.pdf preferred, but will accept .docx or .doc files)
  3. Address the application to the DVM Scholarships Committee of the Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences
  4. Applications for this scholarship must be submitted by 5pm, Monday 27 June 2016

Applications that do not comply with the above instructions will not be considered