Skip to content

Scholarships & Bursaries

Professor Newton Barber Honours Scholarship in Plant Science

This scholarship is offered in memory of the late Professor Newton Barber, who was the first professor of botany at the University of Tasmania. Professor Barber set the current research strengths for Plant Science in pea and eucalypt genetics.



Available to a student commencing OR continuing honours in botany within the School of Natural Sciences, Discipline of Biological Sciences, in Semester 2, 2021. Selection will be based on academic merit. Candidates should also be aware that some University-wide scholarships are applicable for Botany projects – this can be discussed with the Biological Sciences honours co-ordinator:

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.


Up to $6,000. This may include an allowance to interstate students enrolling for the first time at the University of Tasmania.


Up to one year

Closing Date

30 June 2021


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 (DOC, 1114kb)
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.