The School of Natural Sciences at the University of Tasmania offers up to two Zoology honours scholarships in the Discipline of Biological Sciences each calendar year. Tasmania is one of the world's great places in which to study Zoology. It is a compact island with a diverse and relatively undisturbed landscape and it has an endemic fauna with many unique features. There are extensive, accessible mountains, forests and freshwater habitats. The Discipline’s research and training strengths in Zoology relate to (a) Wildlife Management and Conservation; (b) Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology; (c) Comparative Endocrinology and Physiology; and (d) Freshwater Ecology. These combine to present very special opportunities for developing highly marketable skills during an honours year. The Biological Sciences honours program focuses on training high-quality enthusiastic scientists and has been used as a model for the development of several other honours programs across Australia. Students will carry out a substantial independent original research project and gain skills in critical thinking, scientific communication and working independently. Many Biological Sciences honours graduates go on to higher degrees, while others find employment in a range of areas, including State and Federal Government agencies, CSIRO or DPIPWE.
Available to students commencing Zoology honours in the School of Natural Sciences in the Discipline of Biological Sciences in Semester 1, 2021. Selection will be based on academic merit. Candidates should also be aware that some University-wide scholarships are applicable to Zoology projects – this can be discussed with the Biological Sciences honours co-ordinator: Chris.Burridge@utas.edu.au
To retain this award, recipients are required to complete all components of the Biological Sciences honours program.
31 October 2020
Applicants should apply online and forward a copy of the referee's report to two referees. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.