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Call for Applications: Apply for our 2018 Honours Research Fellowship

Are you planning on doing Honours in 2018? Are you interested in researching climate change issues and their impact on society and the environment? And do you have a major in Humanities or Social Sciences? Then apply for a Sydney Environment Institute sponsored Honours Research Fellowship.

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SEI welcomes applications for our Honours Research Fellowship programme, supported by The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The successful applicants will receive a bursary towards research costs, be provided with desk space at SEI’s office, and have the opportunity to create content for SEI’s blog.

Our Honours Research Fellowships are awarded to outstanding undergraduates who have been accepted to study Honours in 2018, in a FASS discipline.

The successful applicants will be:

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to the SEI’s Deputy Director Michelle St Anne, with the subject heading ‘Application for 2018 Honours Research Fellowship’. Applications close 18 January 2018.

Your email should include:

  • A brief personal introduction on your reasons for undertaking Honours and your research interests. Please mention your current Degree and status, your major(s) and department or school, and your Honours Supervisor (if known).
  • An attached 300-word research description which explains what you intend to research for Honours and how your research is related to the environment.
  • An attached CV, with details on your academic/non-academic achievements.
  • Please provide verification that you have applied/ been accepted to undertake Honours in a FASS discipline, commencing in 2018. This can include a copy of your acceptance letter or evidence of your pending application.

Testimonials from past Honours Research Fellows

In the blog by 2016 Honours Fellow Akash Bhattacharjee called My Research Journey with the Sydney Environment Institute, Akash said that:

“The little family of staff and researchers created a great environment for learning and the atmosphere to raise such thought-provoking ideas and the community to support my exploration of them through the year.”

2016 Honours Fellow Josie Wright in her blog ‘Conveying the Complexity of the Field: the Lessons from SEI that got me Through’, reflected on how her Honours Fellowship gave her the opportunity to gain insight and advice from a number of SEI’s Key Researchers. Josie said that:

“My good fortune of having these insights to draw from was just one of the many perks that came with being one of the 2016 Honours Fellows. At so many points my Honours experience was enhanced by the support that SEI offered me throughout the year.”


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