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Flow Ecology of Floodplain Rivers & Wetlands Research PhD Top–Up Scholarship 2018

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
Posted: 8/08/2017
Expiration Date: 1/30/2018

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the joint governments) is committed to the generation and adoption of freshwater ecological knowledge to inform decision making.

The MDFRC and MDBA Collaboration Partnership (MMCP) invites applications for “top–up” scholarships to support Post Graduate students undertaking research on the ecology and biogeochemistry of floodplain rivers and wetlands. Research themes that are considered within scope for consideration include:

  • Plant ecology
  • Floodplain fish ecology
  • Food web ecology
  • Invasive aquatic species

As well as a stipend top–up and operating funds to support travel and fieldwork, successful applicants will engage with state and federal water policy and management representatives with the aim of enhancing their understanding of evidence based decision making.

Applicants must be enrolled or in the process for applying through La Trobe University for a relevant scholarship for doctoral studies e.g. Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) or International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS). Applications for these scholarships close 30 September 2017 http://www.latrobe.edu.au/research/future/apply



Through La Trobe University the MMCP will provide “Top–up” scholarships to successful applicants to the value of $15,000 ($10,000 “top-up” + $5,000 operating) per annum.


How to apply

If you wish to apply for one of the three potential scholarships;

Applicants will be advised of an outcome early February 2018


Closing date

Applications close 30 January 2018.


Contact us

For further information, please contact: Dr Daryl Nielsen, Principal Research Scientist, Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (d.nielsen@latrobe.edu.au)


Supplementary information

These positions will be based at The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) at either the Albury–Wodonga or Mildura campuses of La Trobe University.


MDFRC specialises in the ecology of rivers and wetlands within the Murray–Darling Basin. For more information see: http://www.mdfrc.org.au/

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