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Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award in Australia, 2018 Scholarship Positions 2018 2019


The Australian Academy of Science is inviting applications Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award. These fellowships are available to assist early stage PhD students or early career researchers with their research.

The Australian Academy of Science champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to conduct research.
  • Study Subject: Applicants must demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to their research work and conduct their research in one or more of the biological sciences relating to one or more of the following disciplines: Conservation of Australia’s flora and fauna, Ecologically sustainable resource use,  Environmental protection and  Ecosystem services (either provisioning services, or habitat and supporting services).
  • Scholarship Award: The Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award is an annual award of up to $20,000 per awardee to assist early stage PhD students or early career researchers with their research. It provides funding support toward the costs of travel, courses or research expenses. Grants are GST exclusive.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of Australia are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Applicants should either:
    Be accepted to undertake a PhD (or equivalent research doctorate), have completed their confirmation and be enrolled in their first or second year of research (at the time of the award closing date)
    Have held a PhD (or equivalent) for no more than 5 years at the time of the award closing date
  • English Language Requirements:

Application Procedure:

Applications should include the following information (noting that applications longer than the stipulated length will not be considered):

  • A completed application form.
  • A Fellowship Proposal summarising your chosen area of study/research and why the Fellowship will be of particular benefit to you (maximum of two A4 pages using 12 font).
  • Itemised budget detailing eligible expenses with brief justification for each item, the names and details of funding already received (funding body, amount) (maximum of 1 A4 page using 12 font)
  • The applicant must show they have been recognised by one or more research institution(s), such as their host institution, by the provision of some level of direct financial contribution towards their project (excluding salaries).
  • Brief CV including qualifications, summary of any professional/research experience, publications/presentations (maximum of 2 pages A4 using 12 font)
  • For PhD students, a letter (maximum of 1 page A4 using 12 font) is required from your supervisor confirming and commenting on your existing research work
  • For post-doctoral researchers, two referee reports should be attached to the application. The reports should be addressed to the Awards Committee and be no more than one page in length and indicate the referee’s knowledge of the applicant’s proposed Fellowship activities, and the potential benefits of these activities to the researcher and/or the research field.
  • Note that referee reports of more than one page will result in the application being rejected.
  • The name of applicant typed on the top right corner of each page.

How to Apply:

Applications must be sent via email.

Online Application

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