Bob Hammond Research Scholarship for Graduate Students
The Bob Hammond Research Scholarship for Graduate Students (hereafter BHRS) is made available through a generous bequest from the late Bob Hammond, who supported graduate student research at Murdoch University from 1985 until his death in 2012. The bequest added to funds already held to support the BHRS, allowing the award to continue in perpetuity. Murdoch University is grateful to Bob and his family for this valuable support.
The BHRS is available for full-time PhD level study on an aspect of human/animal interaction, which was one of Bob’s lifelong interests. Having decided that research was something he valued but did not wish to pursue personally, he decided to support research students in the area. The BHRS may be awarded to a student studying in any School who meets the application criteria below. The BHRS provides an annual stipend to support living expenses, plus an annual project maintenance allowance to support research costs.
International students, Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents may apply if they meet the application criteria outlined below.
International students, Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents may apply if they:
- Intend to enroll full-time for a PhD degree at Murdoch University.
- Are not concurrent holders of the Bob Hammond Research Grant.
- Are conducting research into mutually advantageous or mutually exploitative relationships between humans and other species of animals. An animal is defined as a vertebrate for the purpose of this scholarship.
How to ApplyPlease contact either the Graduate Research Office via GraduateResearchDegerees@murdoch.edu.au or Michael Calver M.Calver@murdoch.edu.au
Applicants should hold, or expect to attain by the closing date, a Bachelor’s degree with Honours or a Masters degree with a significant research component.
The application should include the applicant’s academic background, a one-page description of the research project showing that it addresses a topic involving human/animal interaction, details of two academic referees and the name of a Murdoch academic who could be the principal supervisor.
$30,000 per year Stipend
$5,000 per year maintenance allowance