Joint PhD scholarships: macroecology & biodiversity conservation

Applications open
18 June 2020
Applications close
Open until filled
Payment per year
Up to $48,000 per annum
3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Study Abroad and Exchange
Supplementary Scholarships
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These PhD scholarships in macroecology and biodiversity conservation are established jointly by the University of Adelaide and the University of Copenhagen, and funded by the Australian Research Council, the Danish Council for Independent Research and the Villum Foundation.

The Scholarships will support two full time PhD students who will undertake research in one of the selected areas:

Position 1: Unravelling past mammal declines to improve conservation actions.

Position 2: Assessing resilience of Arctic marine mammals to future climate change

Full details of these positions are available in the attached information sheet.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be hold a Masters degree in ecology, climate science, mathematics, conservation bioloty or population genetics and be acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and University of Copenhagen.

StipendThe scholarship will be for a total of 3 years and has a stipend of AUD $28,092 per annum (Indexed annually) plus a top up scholarship valued between AUD $10,000 and AUD $20,000 per annum.

It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to each Country’s taxation rules.  Details of any terms and/or benefits can be found in the information sheet.

Enquiries:  Any questions you may have regarding this position, should be directed to: 

A/Prof. Damien Fordham (; Prof. Carsten Rahbek ( or A/Prof. Eline Lorenzen (

Applying:  Preliminary applications should be emailed to Associate Professor Damien Fordham ( providing the following information:

  • include your résumé/Curriculum Vitae and copies of any published papers

  • address the selection criteria

  • include residency status

  • include the names, addresses and/or email details of two referees

Selected candidates will be provided with information on how to apply for Admission to the PhD program using the Online Application Form.