If you are someone who wants to conduct research into academic freedom and evaluation of university academic freedom policies, then you must apply for the Academic Freedom Supporting Science and the Public Good Scholarship offered by the University of New England for the academic year 2022-2023.
This scholarship award worth $30,000 is provided by the Ecological Society Australia (ESA) for three years full-time for a doctoral degree at the University of New England. All Australian national students are eligible to apply. The applicants must have a first-class honours degree in a relevant field, experience in conducting data collection and analysis and an in natural history and conservation to be considered.
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The University of New England is a public university in Australia with its original and main campus located in the city of Armidale in northern central New South Wales. It was the first Australian university established outside a state capital city and currently ranks 285th out of 443 National Universities.
Why choose to study at the University of New England? The University of New England prepares its students to thrive in a rapidly-changing world and, in so doing, to improve the health of people, communities, and the planet. The university also provides teaching and learning that conjoins problem-based and hands-on learning, liberal education, and professional training to immerse students in an educational experience of a lifetime.
Application Deadline: The application for this scholarship closes on 30th September 2022.
- University or Organization: University of New England
- Department: The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
- Course Level: PhD
- Award: $30,000
- Number of Awards: NA
- Access Mode: Online
- Nationality: Domestic
- The award can be taken in Australia.
- Eligible Countries: Australian national students are eligible to apply.
- Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply to undertake a PhD degree programme at the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New England.
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
- The applicants must have experience in conducting data collection and analysis.
- The applicants must have the capacity to work professionally, and collaboratively and meet deadlines.
- The applicants must be interested in natural history and conservation.
- The applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: To apply for this scholarship, candidates must complete and apply for candidacy and scholarship.
- Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
- Brief cover letter
- Address the selection criteria above in no more than three pages;
- Write up to half an additional page (up to 300 words) describing ideas for exploring the problem of suppression of academic freedom in ecological, environmental, biodiversity and/or climate-change-related research (any citations may be included in addition to the half-page)
- Admission Requirements: The applicants must have first-class Honours or equivalent.
- Language Requirement: The students must submit scores on the following English language proficiency tests:
- IELTS – 6.5
The University of New England will provide the selected candidates with a scholarship worth AU$30,000 per annum tax-free paid in fortnightly instalments with an additional $5,000 top-up per annum for up to 3.5 years of study.