Gustaf de Laval Fund

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Focus area for 2022: "Precision herd and production management for sustainable food production."

Deadline for submission of project proposals: 30 May 2022. The application form is at the bottom of this page.

The DeLaval International AB Scientific Committee invites applications from young scientists all over the globe to join the DeLaval student program and to submit an application to the Gustaf de Laval Fund for young scientists. This year, the focus area concerns projects within precision dairy farming and production management. More precisely, the suggested project should include elements of monitoring and management of dairy cattle to improve health, welfare and efficiency of milk production.

DeLaval wants to encourage and support scientific projects within the focus area which also goes hand in hand with DeLaval's goals on sustainability.

The project should start in 2022 and shall be carried out within 5-12 months duration.

Projects that will deliver significant new knowledge for sustainable dairy production, that can improve animal welfare, milk production efficiency, farm economics, or health and longevity will be prioritised in the evaluation process.

Grant amount
Funding or co-funding of projects is available for up to 10,000 Euro per project as specified in the application form. It is within DeLaval’s full discretion to decide which project that shall be accepted to the DeLaval student program and how much funding that shall be granted. DeLaval will offer the successful applicants an agreement regulating the funding, the right to the results and publications.

Grants can be given to students for material and travel costs in relation to carrying out research within their master thesis project (or another comparable project). Master thesis students will be offered to enroll in the DeLaval master student program

Grants can be given to Ph.D. students for material and travel costs in a specific project of their Ph.D. program.

Master thesis and Ph.D. students should be enrolled at a university and have a university supervisor for the proposed project.

Rights and Publication of Results
The project results shall be published in an English report. DeLaval promotes the publication of results, for example in an international scientific journal. Terms for publication as well as the rights to the project result will be regulated in the agreement that will be offered to the students with the projects selected by DeLaval.  

The vision of DeLaval is to make sustainable food production possible. As a company built on innovation, we constantly work to find ways of helping our customers, dairy farmers, do more with less by providing world-leading milking equipment and solutions. Today, DeLaval has approximately 4,500 passionate professionals operating in more than 100 markets around the world.

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