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28 August 2017

Ecological Society of Australia PhD Top-Up Scholarship in Australia, 2017 Scholarship Positions 2017 2018

­ Ecological Society of Australia is pleased to offer PhD Top-Up Scholarship: Reintroduction Biology of Australian Small Mammals in Australia. Applicants should be citizens of New Zealand or Australia (or Australian permanent residents).

The aim of this project will be to investigate the reintroduction biology of these three native small mammals to inform future reintroductions. Key to this will be understanding the ecological and behavioural shifts following translocation to a novel environment.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD progrmme.

Study Subject: This PhD will be part of the Australian Research Council-funded Bringing Back Biodiversity project, which is experimentally restoring three Australian small mammals to Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary:

  • The Eastern Chestnut Mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus)
  • The Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes)
  • Augmenting a population of reintroduced New Holland Mouse (Pseudomys novae hollandite)

Scholarship Award: The successful candidate must secure an Australian Government Research Training Program PhD stipend scholarship ($27,082 AUD tax-free (2017 rate for 3 years). Upon confirmation of the scholarship, and $8,000 per annum top-up scholarship (for 3 years) will be awarded. Operating funds are also available as part of the broader project.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The successful candidate will have a background and interests in genetics, conservation biology, zoology, ecology or similar. Specialist skills relevant to the subject of the PhD project, including experience in genetics and/or population modelling`, will be a distinct advantage.
  • First class Honours (or equivalent academic qualifications) is a prerequisite for appointment. Interested individuals are invited to submit an expression of interest stating their interests and ideas in this area of research, transcript (s) and their CV.
  • Applicants should be citizens of New Zealand or Australia (or Australian permanent residents). An expert supervisory panel that matches the skills of the successful applicant will be appointed.

Nationality: Applicants should be citizens of New Zealand or Australia (or Australian permanent residents).

How to Apply: Interested individuals are invited to submit an expression of interest stating their interests and ideas in this area of research, transcript (s) and their CV.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is September 15, 2017.

­ Scholarship Link

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