Honours and Undergraduate Student Travel Scholarship

Australasian Wildlife Management Society


Grant amount: Up to A $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea Expand all

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Overview:

The AWMS Committee decided during 2012 that the Society should facilitate tertiary (undergraduate and Honours) student involvement in the range of fields associated with the scientific management of wildlife. The Committee recognised that exposure to operational activities, policy development and research associated with wildlife management could help to attract and maintain young, enthusiastic members to the Society. The Committee recognised that undergraduate and Honours students often are ineligible for travel grants and decided to target a program to support this group of students to undertake a study program involving travel to learn about and experience one or more aspects of the profession of wildlife management.

The AWMS will offer a travel grant (study) program for undergraduate and Honours students to undertake professional training and experience in wildlife management (including pest management, biodiversity assessment, conservation planning, threatened species recovery) with people working in these areas, as well as in wildlife research.

A grant could be provided for an internship with a wildlife/conservation management organisation within Australasia or in another part of the world, a wildlife research project involving travel, or another proposal that would provide the student with professional experience and exposure to scientific wildlife management in a different geographic location from where they reside. The grant program would involve support for travel for this experience.

An award under this program would be structured to ensure that the student’s travel/work experience is shared with the broader AWMS membership. The student would be required to provide a short report to the AWMS Committee, provide an article for the AWMS newsletter and give a presentation on what they learnt during the study/work program at the AWMS annual conference immediately following their travel grant.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • To be considered for this program, the applicant must:
    • Be an undergraduate or Honours student enrolled in a course related to wildlife management at a University or other tertiary institution in the Australasian region (Australasia includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua/New Guinea and the neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean).
    • Be a financial member of AWMS at the time the application for the travel grant is submitted.

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