The LNHA is a volunteer organisation whose mission is to promote the appreciation, understanding and responsible use of the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park.
Although its main activity is volunteer staffing of the Binna Burra Information Centre, the association also funds research into rainforest ecology and related topics
The purpose of this bursary is to support an eligible Honours student carry out their research project.
Maximum value is $1,000 payable in instalments.
Apply by: 12pm Friday 19 March 2021
Can I apply?
To be eligible you must:
- be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree at Griffith University
- have a proposed research topic that relates to the Lamington Natural History Association’s interests (detailed below)*
- have achieved a GPA of 5 or above in your relevant undergraduate degree prior to commencing your Honours degree
Students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Science may be considered if their research component is at least 60CP in honours/postgraduate studies at Griffith University.
What do I include in my application?
To be considered for this scholarship, you must complete the following sections within the application.
- Program (continuing students)
- Tertiary education history: Academic merit – minimum GPA of 5
- Program preferences (commencing students)
- Honours and research topic: provide information relating to your research topic/project and identify a principal supervisor*
You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel, we can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)
- Supporting documentation
- Other: If your undergraduate degree was NOT completed at Griffith University, upload a copy of your transcript.
*Selection will be based on applicant research topics that include but are not limited to the following:
- Research that demonstrates or aims to improve the biodiversity of the natural environment.
- Field work or surveys association with flora, fauna, aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems, environmental assessment and management.
- Initiatives to minimise the risks to the environment.
- Education programs to promote understanding and community awareness of environment sustainability.
Preference will be given, but not restricted to, an applicant carrying out a scientific research project related to rainforest ecology, particularly in the Word Heritage listed Gondwana Subtropical Rainforest.
Maximum value is $1,000 paid in instalments. Instalments of $500 are payable in trimester 1 and 2 provided conditions are met.
Payments are made up to six weeks after the Census Date subject to satisfying scholarship Terms and conditions.
To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:
- remain full-time enrolled at Griffith University in the degree for which this Bursary was awarded
- continue to meet the eligibility requirements
- maintain a GPA of 5 or above
- present a printed copy of the research report to the Lamington Natural History Association (LNHA) and be available to present a talk at one of the LNHA quarterly gatherings. These presentations shall be completed for the end of the year following receipt of the Bursary.
The above conditions are verified each trimester at Census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.
Applications, including any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.
Offers are made via email.
Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.
Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.