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Armidale Animal Breeding Trust (AABT)


The AABT provides funding opportunities for postgraduate students and young researchers to attend the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), the Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) or other qualifying international scientific conferences related to animal breeding and genetics.

The AABT was established in 2002 after a gift was received from the organizing committee of the 6th WCGALP, which was held in Armidale in 1998.

The objectives of the trust are:

The trust is managed by trustees representing the beneficiary organisations: CSIRO, UNE and AGBU. The current trustees are:
   Prof. Bruce Tier (Chairman):  0478 219932    btier@iinet.net.au
   Dr Sonja Dominik (CSIRO, Treasurer) 02 6776 1376   sonja.dominik@csiro.au
   Assoc. Prof. Kim Bunter (AGBU, Secretary) 02 6773 3788   kbunter2@une.edu.au
   Prof. Brian Kinghorn (Adjunct, UNE) 02 6773 2718   bkinghor@une.edu.au

We are currently calling for applications for Scholarships to attend the 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock production, to be held at the Aotea Centre Auckland, New Zealand, 11–16 February 2018.

Applicants for an AABT scholarship must be eligible to apply for a scholarship and be the first author on a paper accepted for the 11th WCGALP. For further details on this conference visit the Conference website.

Further details about AABT scholarships, including eligibility criteria, can be downloaded and enquiries should be directed to Kim Bunter (Secretary, AAABT).