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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 honours in botany within the School of Natural Sciences, Discipline of Biological Sciences, in Semester 1, 2023. 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 one year

Closing Date

31 October 2022


Applicants should apply online. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.