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Elite Research Travel Grants for PhD students at Department of Animal Science

Mirka Mølgaard Thorsteinsson at Department of Animal Science is awarded DKK 200.000 kr., which she will use for research in Holland, Norway and New Zealand.

A total of five PhD students from Aarhus University rare awarded this year's Elite Research Travel Grants, and two of them are placed at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The Minister for Higher Education and Science Jesper Petersen and HRH Crown Princess Mary will present the grants at a celebration in Moltke's Palace in Copenhagen this afternoon, 24 February.

An Elite Research Travel Grant includes a cash prize of DKK 200,000 and is intended to help very talented PhD students get longer-term study stays at the very best research environments in the world. Up to 20 Elite Research Travel Grants are awarded annually.

Mirka Mølgaard Thorsteinsson at the Department of Animal Science, who will use her grant for reseacht in universities in Holland, Norway and New Zealand in connection with her project "Effects of Nordic seaweed and other isolated metabolites on enteric methane emissions from dairy cows". 

The links will lead you to a longer description on the Ministry of Education and Research's website (in Danish).