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Scholarships & Bursaries

Tasmanian Government Honours Scholarship in Wildlife Conservation

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is committed to the conservation of Tasmanian wildlife and to the future of conservation science, as reflected by their financial support of this endowed scholarship.



Available to a student commencing Honours in the School of Biological Sciences in Semester 1, 2022. The research project must encompass wildlife conservation and management related to priority areas identified by DPIPWE and provided to the University.

A priority for DPIPWE is increasing our understanding of species abundance and trends. Understanding the factors that influence wildlife populations is an important part of conservation management. Potential projects could include: - Utilising existing DPIPWE data-sets to establish and/or update our understanding of status and trends; - Reviewing long-term DPIPWE monitoring methods and data-sets in the context of their efficacy for informing management. The award will be determined by the quality of the proposed project and demonstration of academic merit. Applicants are encouraged to contact A/Prof Eloise Foo ( in Biological Sciences to discuss their application.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to continue full-time study and achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester. Additional conditions relating to reporting will be specified in the scholarship offer.




One year

Closing Date

31 January 2022


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.

Referee's Report for Honours and Postgraduate applicants (PDF, 151kb)
Provide an electronic copy of this report to each of your two referees (hons and postgrad applicants only).

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.