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Keiran McNamara World Heritage PhD Top-Up Scholarship

The McNamara Family have donated funds to establish the Keiran McNamara World Heritage PhD Top Up Scholarship in honour of Keiran McNamara, former Director General of the Department of Environment and Conservation. The scholarship aims to further knowledge and expertise the conservation and management of the natural values of World Heritage areas in Western Australia by attracting the next generation of outstanding intellects to this state.The Scholarships are offered across all five Western Australian universities to outstanding students who wish to undertake high quality PhD research related to identifying, managing and conservation of World Heritage areas in Western Australia.The scholarship is offered as a supplementary 'top-up' scholarship to the ECU Higher Degree by Research Scholarship and is comprised of a $10,000 per annum stipend (living allowance) and a $15,000 per annum operating allowance for research expenses, including research related travel.


Important dates

Opens: 1-08-2019 Closes: 25-10-2019

Applies to

Domestic International Postgraduate Research

At a glance

  • In order to apply for this scholarship you must have a course application in the ECU system.
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to enquiries@ecu.edu.au

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, an applicant must:

  • be a commencing student; and
  • be a domestic student; or
  • be an international student; and
  • have a bachelor’s degree with first class honours (H1) or equivalent;
  • have applied for candidature in a PhD degree course at a Western Australian university;
  • be enrolled full-time, unless there are exceptional circumstances, in a PhD degree course at a Western Australian university as an internal student at a Western Australian campus;
  • apply, or have applied, for an ECU Higher Degree by Research Scholarship, or equivalent postgraduate research scholarship; and
  • intend to undertake research related to identifying, managing and the conservation of World Heritage areas in Western Australia.

Selection criteria

Selection is made by the selection body to an eligible applicant on the basis of:

  • academic achievement, as evidenced by their academic records; and
  • research potential based on academic referee reports, relevant research experience and publications if applicable.

How to apply

All applicants for the Keiran McNamara World Heritage PhD Top Up Scholarships must contact potential supervisors before submitting their application.

For more information

Visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife website.

Contact enquiries@ecu.edu.au.

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