The BirdLife Victoria State committee is calling for postgraduate students enrolled for Masters or PhD degrees at Victorian Universities and Colleges to apply for one year Research Grants of up to $1500.
These grants will be awarded to support field based ornithological research studying the behaviour, conservation biology and ecology of birds and the management of their habitats. It is expected that fieldwork will be carried out in Victoria.
Each grant may be renewed for a further year provided that a satisfactory progress report is received, a second application is made and our financial position continues to support this expenditure.
Applications must be approved by the student’s supervisor and submitted by them through their Institute’s Office for Research and/or Graduate Studies. A letter from that office must accompany one hard-copy of each application stating that the Institution is willing to accept the grant and that it will be exempt from all administrative and other charges. Grants are made on the strict understanding that funds will be exempt from University and College administration charges.
Completed applications should be submitted electronically as a Word document to [email protected] or as one single-sided hard copy together with the letter of authorisation and approval from the appropriate University or College to the address below. Applications must be received by 14 November 2012.
Please note that applications will not be considered unless all necessary permits are listed and have been obtained from the appropriate government authorities and ethics committees. If the permits have only been applied for when the application is submitted, the date on which they were applied for must be stated and, when received, the permit must be photocopied and sent to the address below by 14 November 2012.
Posted applications should be marked, “BirdLife Victoria Student Research Grant Application” and sent to:
Dr Bruce McGregor or Paul Dodd
Victoria Research Grants Subcommittee
c/o BirdLife Australia
Suite 2-05, 60 Leicester Street
Carlton VIC 3053