Applications for the 2021-22 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students have now been finalised and the scholarships will commence in early December 2021.
Past scholarship students have loved the opportunity to hone their research skills and learn from knowledgeable Kings Park Science staff.
The scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for students to undertake a funded research project with Kings Park's science team for 12 weeks. These scholarships are ideal for talented students contemplating honours or post-graduate research in native plant science, conservation biology or restoration ecology and include a tax-free stipend of $7,000 plus operating costs.
Kings Park Summer Scholarships are generously supported by the Friends of Kings Park Fund.
The Kings Park Summer Scholarship program is complementary, and runs in parallel, to the broader DBCA
Kings Park's Science Directorate undertakes integrated research focused largely on the conservation of threatened native plants and bushland restoration and management. Research is focused on the key themes of restoration ecology, conservation genetics, conservation biotechnology, off-site germplasm conservation, seed biology, ecophysiology, plant and animal dynamics and fire ecology.
The Science team operates from the Biodiversity Conservation Centre in Kings Park, with offices and dedicated state-of-the-art research laboratories within a stunning natural setting.
Senior research staff include Dr Jason Stevens (Program Leader), Dr Siegy Krauss (Conservation Genetics), Dr Eric Bunn (Conservation Biotechnology), Dr David Merritt (Seed Science), and Dr Ben Miller (Fire Ecology). In addition, we currently have more than 15 externally funded research scientists, numerous postgraduate students and research support staff comprising a major research team of more than 50 people.