$5,000 University of Newcastle 2022 Australian Wildlife Society Research Conservation Awards for PhD

Written by David on June 1, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Philosophy and Religion
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $3000 - $5000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    University Dr, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia Phone: +61 2 4921 5000

Students working toward a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy degree who are conducting research in the Hunter Valley Region are eligible for consideration for the Award. The research proposal must have a direct connection to the protection of native species in Australia. (Flora or fauna).


About Scholarship Provider

The University of New South Wales college that would later become Newcastle University was first established there. Late in 1951 it first opened its doors, and the following year it started enrolling students. The University of Newcastle was given autonomy by the New South Wales parliament in the year 1964. It first started operating as an autonomous university in 1965, and now it is consistently ranked as one of the best institutions in the world. Since the university first opened its doors, its faculty, students, and administrators have introduced cutting-edge methods of thinking and doing things, which have ultimately led to amazing achievements. Some of the university’s campuses that are known for their friendliness and sense of safety include the Callaghan campus, the Newcastle City campus, the Central Coast campus, the Singapore campus, and the Sydney campus. The Callaghan campus has more than 140 hectares of natural bushland and is a remarkable combination of buildings that have won awards for their architecture and have been built to world-class standards. Education, the humanities, social science, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM), as well as nursing and health care are all centered on the campus, which acts as a hub for all of these disciplines.

The Newcastle City campus, which is located in the middle of the city, acts as an important connecting point for the commercial sector and the creative industries, as well as business and the legal system. The campus, which is located in the middle of the city, is a hive of inventive activity. A “next generation” university experience can be had in the university’s state-of-the-art facility, which is known as NUspace. The Central Coast campus at Ourimbah may be found approximately in the middle of the travel distance between Newcastle and Sydney.


This campus offers a variety of academic programs, including those in the fields of business, education, humanities, and social science; oral health therapy; podiatry; and nursing; and studies in the natural and social sciences (food, coastal and marine, and exercise and sports). After finishing their education and having sufficient work experience, international students who have fulfilled the necessary educational and occupational qualifications are eligible to remain in Australia permanently. In an effort to encourage students to remain in regional areas after completing their education at the Sydney campus, students who complete their studies at the Newcastle campuses are allowed to remain for up to three years, and students who complete their education at the Central Coast school are allowed to remain for up to four years. There are now 37,946 students registered at the university, including 7,399 students from other countries who hail from 113 different nations. In addition to this, it has an alumni community that numbers 155,000 people and is spread out throughout 149 countries.

The University of Newcastle in Australia has earned a reputation for having exceptional teaching and learning environments, as well as creative, cutting-edge academic programs. This has helped propel the university to the forefront of higher education around the world. In addition, it offers higher education programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and research levels, as well as an English Language Centre and educational pathways through the University of Newcastle College of International Education. Students at this university have the opportunity to learn from faculty members considered to be among the best in the world in facilities considered to be among the most advanced in the world. They also have the chance to make connections with students from their home country as well as students from other countries. Steve Abbott (Actor and Comedian), David Berthold (Theatre Director), Scott Bevan (Journalist), Jonathan Biggins (Actor, Writer, and Singer), Pete Gray (Environmental activist), Christian Heim (Composer), Paul A. Broad (Former CEO of Infrastructure NSW), Ross Gittins (Economist and Journalist), Susie Porter (Actress), Peter Stutchbury (Famous Architect), Janeen Webb (Author) are some (Actor, comedian, & broadcaster). The beaches and waterways in and around Newcastle are among the best in all of Australia, making it an ideal location for a variety of water sports including as swimming, surfing, and sailing. It takes only a short drive to reach Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, Lake Macquarie, which is only a few hours away from the city and is four times as large as Sydney Harbour.


A population of around 450,000 people in the surrounding area allows the city of Newcastle to support a thriving corporate and commercial sector, in addition to an outstanding network of health care and educational institutions. When a good climate and a low cost of living are coupled, the lifestyle that can be found in Newcastle is one that is both appealing and quiet. The city of Newcastle is located around three hours’ worth of rail travel north of Sydney. Trains or buses, depending on the option you choose, will get you into the heart of the city in approximately 15 to 40 minutes (train). The University of Newcastle provides international students with the right combination of a fulfilling lifestyle and an excellent academic experience. Almost 30,000 students are currently enrolled at the University of Newcastle, with over 6,000 coming from overseas and representing over 80 different countries. Students have their choice from among 150 different classes offered by six distinct faculties (Colleges).

The University of Newcastle has one of the most beautiful campuses in all of Australia. Peace and quiet, ideal conditions for great study, are provided by the property’s 300 acres of natural bushland, which is located on the outskirts of town and is filled with Australian fauna. The Union is home to a number of different retail establishments, including cafeterias, coffee shops, and bars, as well as a bookshop, a credit union, and gift and stationery shops. In addition, there are two banks, a travel agency, and a medical center that has both dentists and doctors accessible on call. Students have access to a state-of-the-art sports complex that is located on campus. This complex features an indoor swimming pool that is the size of an Olympic pool, a climbing wall that is 60 feet tall and is one of the highest in Australia, two indoor basketball courts, two martial arts/aerobics studios, fully equipped weight and exercise rooms, and a Health Education Center that is adjacent to the pool.


The British system of higher education serves as a model for Australia’s higher education system. This suggests that the majority of first-year courses at the undergraduate level consist of weekly lectures, classes, workshops, and tutorials, in addition to ‘unstructured’ time for students to undertake independent reading and research. At the beginning of each session, the students are provided with “deadlines” (also known as final dates) for completing their schoolwork in all subject areas. If they do not fulfill the deadlines, they will be subject to a fine, regardless of whether or not the task has been finished. When students sign up for classes during the orientation week, they will be given the lecture and class times for all of their required coursework disciplines. Every student is required to participate in the lectures and tutorials that take place during the allotted times. Students normally attend class between one and two times per week for each of their classes, and the majority of the graded material is evaluated based on performance on a midterm and final assignment or exam.



Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University of Newcastle

Scholarship Country: Australia

Scholarship Worth:  $5,000

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students



Scholarship Offer:

The high-achieving students at the University of Newcastle will each receive a one-time award in the form of a lump amount equal to $5,000 from the university. The award benefit as well as the number of awards may change from year to year, and this will be determined by the amount of funding that is available..


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Attend the University of Newcastle and be enrolled in either the Master of Philosophy or the Doctor of Philosophy degree program;
  • reside in Australia at the present time;
  • Have successfully completed the confirmation process before the application deadline;
  • Have a study topic in the field of flora and fauna (wildlife) conservation in Australia;
  • When conducting your research in the Hunter Valley, you should do so in one of the following Local Government Areas (LGAs): – The Municipality of Lake Macquarie – The Municipality of Newcastle – Maitland, the City of – The Municipality of Cessnock; – Muswellbrook Shire – Upper Hunter Shire – Dungog Shire – Mid-Coast Council – Port Stephens Council – Singleton Council – Upper Hunter Shire – Dungog Shire
  • You must submit a completed application together with any paperwork that is requested before the application deadline.




The  University of Newcastle 2022 Australian Wildlife Society Research Conservation Awards for PhD  is open to all International Students


Candidates at the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award for the degrees of PhD and MPhil who are enrolled in research through the Faculty of Science are eligible for this prize once they have handed in their dissertations.


Application Procedure

  • Before submitting an application, you are required to first read over the conditions of the Australian Wildlife Society Research Conservation Award. You will be required to give the following as part of your application:
  • A cover letter that contains the following information in its body:
  •  the course in which you are currently enrolled
  •  the beginning and ending dates of the candidacy
  • confirmation completion date
  • a concise description of how you meet the eligibility requirements, including a synopsis of the research you’ve done;
  • together with a Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Please send an email to [email protected] stating your interest in the position.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for University of Newcastle 2022 Australian Wildlife Society Research Conservation Awards for PhD  Is June 3, 2022

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