Scholarships available to attend biodiversity horizon summit

Mon, 21 Jan 2019

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub is hosting a biodiversity horizon summit on 1 March in Melbourne. The summit will bring individuals together from across sectors with a stake in biodiversity matters, to develop horizon thinking that transcends individual sectoral perspectives and positions.  

By gathering strategic insights on emerging trends and identifying risks and opportunities, the summit aims to develop a framework that can guide prospective directions for research investment in biodiversity and conservation.

The Hub is offering two scholarships to enable Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who have an interest in biodiversity and conservation to be a part of the discussion and provide insights around current and emerging threats to biodiversity in Australia and related research needs using a horizon scanning approach. The scholarship will fund your flights and accommodation for the Biodiversity Research Horizon Summit.

To be eligible, you must be:

1. Less than 10 years out from your final graduate degree (current students are encouraged to apply), and
2. Undertaking research or study in a relevant field, and
3. Able to attend the Biodiversity Research Horizon Summit on 1 March 2019 in Melbourne from 9 am – 5 pm

To apply for the scholarship please submit an expression of interest with responses to the following short questions.

Name:
 
Organisation name & address:
 
Briefly outline your research and how it fits into biodiversity conservation efforts (up to 150 words).
 
What do you hope to gain from attending the Biodiversity Research Horizon Summit? (up to 200 words).
 
Research qualifications and date of highest degree awarded:

Send your expression of interest via email with a title ‘TSR Hub Horizon Summit: expression of interest’ to Holly Vuong (email Holly.Vuong@anu.edu.au) by 5pm, Tuesday 5 February 2019 (AEDT time).

If you have any question please contact Holly on the above email address.


Photo: Participants at a Hub workshop in Perth in 2018. Photo Jaana Dielenberg

 

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