Rewilding Innovations - PhD opportunity and ongoing top-up
The Hidden Vale Project in south east Queensland and ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society are pleased to announce exciting PhD project opportunities supported by an annual top-up scholarship of $7,000 for 3 years, plus operating funds.
We are inviting applications to join a collaborative project undertaking cutting-edge research into the restoration of faunal communities, habitat and ecosystem processes in Eastern Australia. PhD projects will be part of the broader long-term Hidden Vale Project, based at the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre in south east Queensland, where researchers have access to 9,000 ha of research-focussed nature refuge and grazing land, enviable resources (https://hiddenvalewildlife.uq.edu.au/research/hidden-vale-researchsupport- program) and where students are nurtured to be future leaders in the field.
About the Research
A new full-time PhD opportunity is now available with enrolment at The Australian National University.
The project will focus specifically on rufous bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens) ecology, such as predator interactions, habitat use and carrying capacity and/or ecosystem impacts, to inform species recovery activities.
Or innovations in wildlife reintroductions and recovery, including addressing threats such as introduced predators, through the development of 'safe havens'.
Both projects will be well supported as part of a larger team of researchers from The University of Queensland and The Australian National University, with opportunities for visits to collaborating labs at each institution. Supervisory teams will be appointed to match the skills of the successful applicants. Projects are anticipated to commence in early 2021.
$7,000 per annum top-up for 3 years, awarded when successful candidate secures an ANU approved HDR base stipend scholarship
1 on offer
Payments made fortnightly
Payments made for 3 years
Student typesDomestic, Prospective
Student levelsPostgraduate research
Number of scholarships awarded1 on offer
Selection basesAcademic merit
Ongoing eligibilityContinuation based on maintaining base stipend scholarships
The successful candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Successful candidates will be invited to apply for an ANU approved HDR base stipend scholarship at The Australian National University.
Upon confirmation of the base stipend scholarship, a $7,000 per annum top-up scholarship (for 3 years) will be awarded.
Operating funds are also available as part of the broader project.
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, by 23 October 2020.
Email EOI (transcripts and CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org