Amount

$6000
$4000 stipend + $2000 operating

Opening date

Closing date

Status

Open

Who is it for?

Honours

Where is it available?

Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton

How is it paid?

Per Semester

Background

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the joint governments) is committed to the generation and adoption of freshwater ecological knowledge to inform decision making.

The MDFRC and MDBA Collaboration Partnership (MMCP) invited applications for students to receive on of three available scholarships, who are undertaking research on the ecology and biogeochemistry of floodplain rivers and wetlands. Research themes that are considered within the scope for consideration include:

  • Plant ecology
  • Floodplain fish ecology
  • Food web ecology
  • Invasive aquatic species

Applicants must be enrolled or in the process of applying through La Trobe University for the Honours Program.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • be enrolled or in the process of applying for the Honours Program at La Trobe University
  • be undertaking or intending to undertake research on the ecology and biogeochemistry of floodplain rivers and wetlands.

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

These scholarships will be selected based on the students undergraduate course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and the relevance of the Honours project to the MMCP.

Honours students will be supervised/co-supervised by MMCP researchers and will undertake a research project aligned with the objectives of the MMCP.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for one of the three potential scholarships, please visit:

http://www.mdfrc.org.au/students/scholarships/Honours.asp for the MDFRC Honours Scholarship Information Sheet.

Review the MDFRC Honours 2018 Guide for a list of potential projects and supervisors

http://www.mdfrc.org.au/education-programs/scholarships/

Submit an application to mdfrc@latrobe.edu.au

Who to contact for further information

Dr Daryl Nielsen, d.nielsen@latrobe.edu.au