Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award & Professor Allen Keast Research Award
Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences/Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences
As part of its commitment to fostering ornithological research and conservation, Birds Australia manages the annual Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award and the Professor Allen Keast Research Award.
These postgraduate prizes are conferred on the most promising students working in ornithology at Australian Universities.
The Stuart Leslie Award also has a component dedicated to meeting the costs of attending ornithological and ecological conferences, enabling students to present their research both in Australia and aboard.
Applications are open to Honours, Masters and PhD students alike.
Applications in the following areas are encouraged:
- Field work on the behaviour and ecology of native Australian birds
- Conservation biology of threatened native birds and management of their habitats
- Travel to conferences within Australia by postgraduate students to deliver a presentation or contribute a paper or poster related to Australian birds
Applications unrelated to native Australian birds are not eligible to apply.
Applications close March 31 annually.
National , Australia
The value of the research award is AUD5000 (maximum per award). This award must be used for research. Recipients are required to provide a two-page progress report by October 30 and a two-page final report by February 28 of the following year. The value of the conference award is AUD1000 (maximum per award). The conference award is only available to students presenting their own research at an ornithological or ecological conference either in Australia or abroad.
31st March 2013