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PhD Top-Up Scholarship at Queensland University in Australia, 2014

Queensland University, the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management is offering Top-Up scholarship. This scholarship is open for Australian students in Australia. The studentships are available for pursuing PhD degree level. Applicants will work on the project  characterising the relationships between social equity and conservation success, and incorporate social equity into spatial conservation planning. Applicant should have a 1st class Honours degree (or equivalent) in the field of economics, social sciences or related discipline. Applicant will receive a top-up scholarship to the value of $7,000 per annum for up to 3 years. The application deadline is 25th August 2014.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are provided in the Faculty of Science at Queensland University.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at Queensland University.
Scholarship Provider: Queensland University
Award can be taken at: Australia

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Eligibility: The successful candidate will have a 1st class Honours degree (or equivalent) in the field of economics, social sciences, or related discipline, with a strong interest in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. Experience with social science survey design, GIS, conservation planning, and/or quantitative skills are a plus.

Open for International Students: Australian students can apply for this application .

Description:  This PhD project will work on characterising the relationships between social equity and conservation success, and incorporate social equity into spatial conservation planning so that we can more accurately identify triple bottom line solutions to conserve biodiversity. The studentship will be located at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus within the Landscape Ecology and Conservation Group (LECG), with a multi-disciplinary advisory team, including Dr. Carissa Klein, Dr. James Watson, and Dr. Ben Halpern (University of California, Santa Barbara).

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The studentships are offered for up to 3 years.

What does it cover? –Applicant will receive a top-up scholarship to the value of $7,000 per for up to 3 years.
Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. To apply, please send;
-Cover letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-One page expression of interest detailing their interest and relevant experience/skills.

 Application Deadline: The application deadline is 25th August 2014.

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