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Wildlife Genomics Undergraduate Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship 
This scholarship is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to provide training opportunities in wildlife genomics and conservation management for high performing Bachelor of Science students.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$3000 pa
  • Full-time domestic student
  • Completed 72 credit points in relevant subjects at time of application
1 July 2020 15 July 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $3000 per annum and is tenable for the 6-week winter/summer internship.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student currently enrolled full-time in a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in genetics or biology or computational biology within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • have completed 72 credit points Bachelor of Science degree majoring in genetics or biology or computational biology, at the time of application.
     

Background

This scholarship is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to provide training opportunities in wildlife genomics and conservation management for high performing Bachelor of Science students.

This scholarship aims to support students for a six-week full-time winter/summer internship opportunity.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to provide training opportunities in wildlife genomics and conservation management for high performing Bachelor of Science students.

b. This Scholarship aims to support students for a 6-week full-time winter/summer internship opportunity.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being a domestic student currently enrolled full-time in a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in genetics or biology or computational biology within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have completed 72 credit points Bachelor of Science degree majoring in genetics or biology or computational biology, at the time of application.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement outlining some of the research undertaken by the Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group and how these fit with their career aspirations.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $3,000 per annum and is tenable for the 6-week winter/summer internship.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments. The first instalment after 2 weeks into the internship and the second instalment at the conclusion of the internship with the submission of a final report.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must complete all necessary work involved in the internship and submit the final report.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. withdraws from the internship,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, or does not meet the requirements of the internship,

V. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

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