For those of you conducting research into the academic freedom and evaluation of university policies, the Academic Freedom Supporting Science and the Public Good scholarship is a great option for the academic year 2022-2023.
This valued scholarship worth $30,000 is offered by the Ecological Society Australia (ESA) and is provided over three years in full-time doctoral studies at UNE. All Australian citizens are eligible to apply. The applicant must have a first-class honours degree in a relevant field, experience in conducting data collection and analysis and knowledge of natural history and botanical conservation to be considered.
The University of New England is a public university in Australia. It is the first Australian university that was established outside a state capital city and it currently ranks 285 out of 443 National Universities. Students are given an education that combines problem-based and hands-on learning, liberal education and professional training. This ensures students will be well-prepared for the rapidly changing world in which we live. In so doing, UNE improves the health of people, communities and the planet.
Application Deadline: The application for this application closes on 30th September 2022.
- University or Organization: University of New England
- Department: The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
- Course Level: PhD
- Award: $30,000
- Number of Awards: NA
- Access Mode: Online
- Nationality: Domestic
- The award can be taken in Australia.
- Eligible Countries: Australian national students are eligible to apply.
- Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply to undertake a PhD degree programme at the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New England.
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
- The applicants must have experience in conducting data collection and analysis.
- The applicants must have the capacity to work professionally, and collaboratively and meet deadlines.
- The applicants must be interested in natural history and conservation.
- The applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: To apply for this application , candidates must complete and apply for candidacy and scholarship.
- Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
- Brief cover letter
- Address the selection criteria above in no more than three pages;
- Write up to half an additional page (up to 300 words) describing ideas for exploring the problem of suppression of academic freedom in ecological, environmental, biodiversity and/or climate-change-related research (any citations may be included in addition to the half-page)
- Admission Requirements: The applicants must have first-class Honours or equivalent.
- Language Requirement: The students must submit scores on the following English language proficiency tests:
- IELTS – 6.5
The University of New England will provide the selected candidates with a scholarship worth AU$30,000 per annum tax-free paid in fortnightly instalments with an additional $5,000 top-up per annum for up to 3.5 years of study.