Australian Wildlife Society Research Scholarship

School of Science

About the project

The Australian Wildlife Society(opens in a new window) Research Scholarship is open to postgraduate research students undertaking a research project at Western Sydney University that is of direct relevance to the conversation of Australian native wildlife (flora or fauna).

What does the scholarship provide?

  • Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $5,000, paid in two instalments of $2,500 per semester.
  • International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $5,000, paid in two instalments of $2,500 per semester.

The scholarship is provided to support operational costs associated with the successful candidate's research project, such as:

  • Travel associated with the research project;
  • Fieldwork expenses;
  • Specialist software; and
  • Small items of equipment.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, who are keen to apply their skills to key issues in wildlife conservation. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in wildlife conservation.

The successful applicant should:

  • have an understanding of the importance of wildlife conservation.
  • be enrolled at Western Sydney University in a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a relevant field of study.

How to apply

Follow the step-by-step instructions on the how to apply for a project scholarship(opens in a new window) page.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

For questions and advice about the research project, please contact Megan Fabian, National Office Manager, Australian Wildlife Society:

For questions and advice about the application process, please contact the Graduate Research School:

Applications close 30 September 2020

*Applications close at 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Scholarship reference code: 2019_026_SoSC