Hidden Vale Wildlife Conservation - Rewilding Innovations Top-up Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment
HDR funding type Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $7000 Top-Up Scholarship (of up to 3 years). Overseas Health Cover will provided for successful international applicant.
Scholarship duration Up to 3 years
Opening date 3 September 2020
Closing date 20 September 2020


About the Research

Two new full-time PhD opportunities are now available.

The first will focus specifically on rufous bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens) ecology, such as predator interactions, habitat use and carrying capacity and/or ecosystem impacts, to inform species recovery activities.

The second will focus on innovations in wildlife reintroductions and recovery, including addressing threats such as introduced predators, through the development of ‘safe havens’.

Both projects will be well supported as part of a larger team of researchers from The University of Queensland and The Australian National University, with opportunities for visits to collaborating labs at each institution. Supervisory
teams will be appointed to match the skills of the successful applicants. Projects are anticipated tocommence in early 2021.


Eligibility & Applications


  • The successful candidates will have a background in ecology or equivalent.
  • First class Honours (or equivalent academic qualifications) is a prerequisite for appointment.
  • Applicants should be citizens of Australia or New Zealand, or Australian permanent residents.
  • The successful candidates will be expected to be based for the majority of their PhD near Hidden
  • Vale in Grandchester, Queensland.
  • Applicants must satisfy the entry requirements for a Higher Degrees by Research at UQ
  • Applicants must apply for and be awarded (satisfying these conditions) a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent living allowance scholarship from UQ’s Graduate School to be eligible to receive this top-up. 


Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Interested individuals are invited to submit an expression of interest stating their interests and ideas
in this area of research, transcript(s) and their CV, by 20 September 2020 for UQ applicants. 

Current and future student applicants must be in receipt of or be awarded a living allowance  a scholarship of at least the Research Training Program rate ($28,092 for 2020 but indexed annually) to be eligible to receive this top-up.

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The information you provide in your scholarship application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for the Hidden Vale Wildlife Conservation Top Up Scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship awardees, and (3) if successful, administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland will disclose the information you provide to the scholarship selection committee members listed in the scholarship rules for the stated purposes.  The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy.

Applications are closed.
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

All philanthropic scholarship recipients must adhere to the conditions of UQ research and travel scholarships, including reporting and progress requirements.

Holders of these philanthropic scholarships must acknowledge them in any paper that is published as a result of the research conducted while the recipient held the scholarship.

Donors may also invite the recipient to present on the work conducted as part of the scholarship, in which case they must comply or risk losing the scholarship.

Applications are closed.