Applications are open for SEI’s 2024 Honours Research Fellowship Program

27 November 2023
The deadline for applications has been extended to 22 February, 2024.
The honours fellowship is open to eligible University of Sydney students who are interested in multidisciplinary research around critical environmental issues.

We welcome applications from all faculties and strive for diverse multidisciplinary cohorts. In 2023, our Honours Fellows were from Engineering, Law and Science. 

Students should be planning to commence Honours in Semester 1, 2024 with their research aligning with at least one of SEI priority areas for next year: climate disaster and adaptation; environmental justices; transformative governance; and biodiversity and conservation.

The aim of the SEI Honours Research Fellowship Program is to provide a supportive environment and community for emerging researchers, exposing them to multidisciplinary thinking and methodologies in order to address critical environmental issues.

The deadline for SEI Honours Research Fellowships has been extended to 22 February 2024 (11.59pm AEDT).

Benefits of Honours with SEI

SEI’s Honours Fellowship Program gives candidates unique access to the SEI’s global network of leading environmental scholars, as well as:

  • mentoring from a senior academic outside but complementary to the candidate’s discipline to promote multidisciplinary thinking.
  • a bursary of $2,000 towards research costs.
  • the opportunity to collaborate on multidisciplinary projects with researchers across the University.
  • the opportunity to contribute toward multi-authored articles and other outputs.
  • a hot desk in the SEI office in the Quadrangle (for the duration of the Fellowship).


  • Applicants must be intending to undertake environmental research that is in line with at least one of SEI’s research themes.
  • Have an overall mark of at least 70% across undergraduate units.
  • Be enrolled at the University of Sydney and applied for/been accepted into Honours for Semester 1, 2024.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form. You will be required to include the following documents:

  • Proof that you have applied or been accepted to undertake Honours in Semester 1, 2024. This can include a copy of your acceptance letter, or evidence of your pending application.
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript (it does not need to be a certified copy).
  • Your CV with details on your academic/non-academic achievements.

The application form also includes: 

  • Details of your current degree and status, your major(s) and department or school, and your Honours supervisor (if known).
  • Proposed project description and how it aligns to SEI's research themes.
  • Personal statement.

Applications for SEI Honours Research Fellowships close on 22 February 2024 (11.59pm AEDT).

Please note that SEI is not responsible for finding you a supervisor. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted once Honours positions have been awarded by university faculties. This fellowship opportunity is only available to University of Sydney students.

If you require any further information about the application process please contact:

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