The Wentworth Group has established a science leaders program to enhance the ability of students, scientists and economists to engage in public policy on the future of our land, water, coasts and biodiversity. Participants in the program are given the opportunity to work one-on-one with members of the Wentworth Group in order to apply their knowledge to public policy outcomes. It is a two-way process, where Wentworth Group members get the chance to learn from participants about the latest cutting edge research and on-the-ground issues. Run by Professor Bruce Thom and Dr Ronnie Harding, the science program has two core components:
- the Mentoring Program
- Master Classes
Wentworth Group Scholarships
Applications for the 2013 round of Wentworth Group Scholarships have now closed. Applicants will be contacted regarding the outcome of their application in early 2013.
All applicants should have received a confirmation email. If not, please get in touch to confirm your application was received.
To bridge the gap between science and public policy, scientists must learn to navigate the divide. This is the intention of the Wentworth Group Scholarships. They seek to enable recipients to become active contributors at the interface of good decision making and world class science.
Launched in February 2007, scholarships are awarded to post-graduate students. Each non-stipend scholarship may be used over a 12 month period. Students must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status to be eligible. Students are given access to Master Classes and mentoring by some of Australia's best scientists. Above all, we hope that recipients will be encouraged, inspired and motivated.
The science program is made possible by the generous support of the Purves Environmental Fund.
Please note, this is a non-stipend scholarship, primarily intended to cover the cost of the recipients' travel expenses to attend the Master Class, not for general use or research expenses.
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