Academic Freedom Supporting Science and the Public Good Scholarship

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.

Brief Description

  • 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
  • CV
  • 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.

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