The Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) has partnered with the Chau Chak Wing Museum (CCWM) and its Macleay Collections, and SEI founding member Professor Emeritus Iain McCalman to provide the Iain McCalman Honours Research Award.
This award provides a chance for one student to access the oldest entomology collection in Australia. They will have the chance to explore and use the Macleay Collections and to use the objects and specimens as a provocation for considering global and/or local environmental change.
Along with the insect, mammal, bird, fish and shell specimens of natural history CCWM’s Macleay curators care for a wealth of material including the historically rich collections of Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Pacific Islanders’ cultural objects, historic photographic records, scientific instruments relating to the story of scientific practice in Australia, and other material reflecting on the museum’s history itself. The Award invites students to view these historical objects as a leaping-off point for thinking about the past and future in a warming world.
The award is open to all eligible students, but applications are encouraged from students with a background in the following areas:
In addition to access to the Macleay Collections, and to the SEI’s global network of leading environmental scholars, the Iain McCalman Honours Award provides candidates with:
Please complete the online application form. You will be required to include the following documents:
The application form also includes:
Applications for the Iain McCalman Research Award close on 22 February 2024 (11.59pm AEDT).
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Iain McCalman Research Award' in the subject line.
Header image: Carl Bento via Macleay Museum.