Postgraduate Student Research Award

Australasian Wildlife Management Society

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Grant amount: Up to A $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate 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 Show all

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The Australasian Wildlife Management Society (AWMS) Committee decided during 2014 that the Society should facilitate postgraduate student (Masters and PhD) research associated with the scientific management of wildlife. The Committee recognised that funding postgraduate research could help to attract and maintain young, enthusiastic members to the Society, facilitate valuable research, and provide an opportunity that could help the student transition into a professional role following graduation. The Committee recognised that postgraduate students are often required to compete against professional researchers for funding opportunities and decided to target a program to support this group to conduct research that relates to one or more aspects of wildlife management.

The AWMS will offer an award for Masters and PhD students to undertake research in wildlife management (including pest management, biodiversity assessment, conservation planning, and threatened species recovery). The award will be granted to a student who is registered at an Australasian university, and the funds provided can be used to support any aspect of applied research including travel.

The Postgraduate Student Research Award would be structured to ensure that the student’s research is shared with the broader AWMS membership. The student would be required to provide a short report to the AWMS Committee and two articles for the AWMS newsletter. The first article will outline the student’s research proposal and how the funds will be used and is to be published in the newsletter that immediately follows the student receiving the award. The second article will present the results of the research once the project has been completed.

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  • To be considered for this program, the applicant must:
    • Be a Masters or PhD student enrolled in a Australasian (Australasia includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua/New Guinea and the neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean) university; who is conducting research that relates to wildlife management.
    • Have been a financial member of AWMS for at least one year at the time the application for the award is submitted.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Must have been a financial member of AWMS for at least one year at the time the application for the award is submitted.