Dairy Farmers of Ontario Doctoral Research Scholarship

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  • 1 February 2023

Dairy Farmers of Ontario provides a research scholarship to an outstanding student entering or in Semester 1 or 2 of a doctoral program at the University of Guelph. The research assistantship is for three years of full-time doctoral study. The area of research will be in an area of interest to DFO, such as, but not limited to marketing initiatives aimed at growing the market for dairy products; economic and business aspects of milk production and marketing, milk quality and safety, the environment; as well as dairy cattle production research related to improving animal health, welfare and performance.


Students will be selected on the basis of outstanding previous academic performance (including transcripts, publication record and awards), letters of reference and research proposal. Full-time doctoral applicants, studying an area of research which is of interest to DFO, and with at least a first-class (A-) average in the most recently completed two years of academic study.

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1 award of up to $105,000 ($11,666/semester for up to 9 semesters)


Apply to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by completing the DFO Doctoral Research Assistantships application and submitting 2 sealed/signed letters of reference before February 1 of each year. Applicants to the scholarship must also have applied to a doctoral program at the University of Guelph with the intention of beginning in the upcoming May, September, or January semester.

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