Author Topic: Doctoral Fellowships for International Students at Lizard Island in Australia, 2014  (Read 427 times)

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Ian Potter Foundation and Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation are funding doctoral fellowships for outstanding PhD students to conduct field-intensive coral reef research. The fellow will conduct research at the Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS) for an average of at least 100 days per year of funding. For students enrolled at an Australian university, the maximum value of each 2014 Fellowship is AU$8,000 plus GST per year for up to three years. For students enrolled at overseas universities, the amount includes GST. Overseas students may be awarded an additional $1,000 per year to contribute towards their higher travel costs. Closing date for preliminary applications is 20 September 2013.

Study Subject(s): The Fellow must conduct field-intensive coral reef research at the Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS).

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded forPhD students to conduct field-intensive coral reef research at Lizard Island.

Scholarship Provider: Ian Potter Foundation and Lizard Island Reef Research FoundationScholarship can be taken at: Australia (Fellow will conduct field-intensive coral reef research at Lizard Island)

Eligibility: The person:

-Has been accepted into a PhD program to undertake field-based coral reef research, as at the date of application.

-Has a stipend from a scholarship or other source for the duration of the requested Fellowship period, as at the date of application.

-Has an excellent academic record.

-Has high research output in relation to career stage.

-Has relevant research and fieldwork experience.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Australian and international students can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Two fellowships provide funding for field work by outstanding PhD students to conduct field-intensive coral reef research at Lizard Island. The Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowship has been funded by the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation since 1984. The Ian Potter Doctoral Fellowship at Lizard Island has been funded by The Ian Potter Foundation since 2006. Both Fellowships support field-intensive coral reef research at the Lizard Island Research Station by outstanding PhD students based at any university worldwide. The funding is for field expenses for one, two or three years as required. Salary is not provided. Additional funding may be awarded to Fellows in the second or third year of the Fellowship to present their research at an international conference. Applications are assessed by a panel of Australian Museum scientists with input from external reviewers. A single application will be considered for both fellowships.

Duration of award(s): Funding is for field expenses for one, two or three years as required.

What does it cover? For students enrolled at an Australian university, the maximum value of each 2014 Fellowship is AU$8,000 plus GST per year for up to three years. For students enrolled at overseas universities, the amount includes GST. Overseas students may be awarded an additional $1,000 per year to contribute towards their higher travel costs. Additional funding of up to $4,000 may be awarded to Fellows in the second or third year of funding to present their research at an international conference. Fellowship funds must be spent on field work at LIRS including bench fees, travel, freight, and equipment. They may not be used for salary, for living expenses (such as food while at Lizard Island), or to support research or travel by the fellow’s PhD supervisor or any other senior researcher except as outlined.

How to Apply: Preliminary applications must be submitted on the form provided, as an email attachment in Word or rich text format using the font settings in the original form. Highly ranked preliminary applicants will be invited to submit a full application and full applications will only be accepted from those people. Full applications must be submitted on the form provided, as an email attachment in Word or rich text format using the font settings in the original form. Use photographs and other illustrations only if essential. Full applications must be supported by a letter from the head of the university department where the applicant is enrolled. The letter must support the research proposal including the proposed field work at Lizard Island. The letter must be sent by mail, fax or by email as a pdf.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Closing date for preliminary applications is 20 September 2013. The deadline for making invitations to submit a full application is 4 October 2013. Closing date for full applications is 18 October 2013.

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