The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science is offering PhD Scholarships for Indigenous students seeking to do a PhD at the University of Melbourne.
This represents a great opportunity for students to enter a supportive environment on a well-funded Scholarship to work with world-leading biodiversity and threatened species researchers and the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub.
If you are interested in PhD research in conservation and management of biodiversity, and threatened species that can include work on Country and in collaboration with Traditional Owners, please contact Professor Brendan Wintle -email@example.com
Successful applicants would be supported by an Agilent Technologies Scholarship with research and extra support costs provided by the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub. You can read more about the Agilent initiative here.
Research in the NESP TSR Hub is highly collaborative with land managers including Indigenous land managers.
You can read more about some of our key work in this area here:
Indigenous engagement vital to saving species
Designing a best-practice bilby monitoring program for Martu rangers
Collaborative research on far eastern curlew with Larrakia Rangers.
Cats, fire and small mammals on the Tiwi Islands
Indigenous Action in threatened species management
Indigenous land and threatened species conservation: Whats the overlap?
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