Published 20 September 2018
The Sydney Environment Institute welcomes applications for our 2019 Honours Research Fellowship programme. Our Honours Research Fellowships are awarded to outstanding undergraduates who have been accepted to study Honours in 2019. The successful applicants will receive a bursary towards research costs at $2000, mentoring from our network of researchers and the opportunity to create content for SEI’s blog.
As a cross-disciplinary research Institute, SEI aims to broaden and develop public discourse on climate change and other significant environmental issues. While our research is predominately based in the humanities and social sciences, multidisciplinarity is core to our research mission and applications are open to students in any discipline at the University of Sydney.
The successful applicants will be:
- Intending to undertake environmental research that is in line with at least one of our core research areas: Resilience & Adaptation; Transition; Oceans; Culture & Loss; Food Systems; Sustainable Materialism; and Justice & Governance.
- Have an overall mark of at least 70% across undergraduate units.
- Enrolled at the University of Sydney and applied for/ been accepted into Honours for Semester 1, 2019.
If you are interested in applying, please send an email to the SEI’s Deputy Director Michelle St Anne [firstname.lastname@example.org], with the subject heading ‘Application for 2019 Honours Research Fellowship’. Applications close December 8, 2018. Your email must include a completed copy of the 2019 Honours Fellowship Application Form.
The body of your email should consist of a brief personal introduction and with details on your current Degree and status, your major(s) and department or school, and your Honours Supervisor (if known). Please note that the Institute is not responsible for finding you a supervisor.
Along with your application form, please attach (in Word or PDF format):
- Proof that you have applied/ been accepted to undertake Honours in semester 1, 2019. This can include a copy of your acceptance letter, or evidence of your pending application.
- A copy of your most recent academic transcript (it does not need to be a certified copy).
- Your CV with details on your academic/non-academic achievements.
- A writing sample of (no more than 500 words). This can include an extract from a past essay, and it does not need to be on an environmental topic, as it will be used to gauge writing.
Please note that this fellowship opportunity is only available to University of Sydney Students.
“The Fellowship provided me connections with a number of SEI affiliated academics who were all willing to listen and give feedback on my thesis concepts in its early stages. I would encourage others to apply. More than anything, having the resource of people around you who are so enthusiastic about your project and willing to help, made the year not only more academically rewarding, but something I really enjoyed and I’m so grateful to everyone at the Institute for that.”
– Gemma Viney, 2017 Honours Research Fellow, Department of Government and International Relations.