FAQs and instructions for Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship applicants

Jill Landsberg Scholarship - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for both Jill Landsberg Scholarship and The Wiley Fundamental Ecology Award?
Yes, you can! The application process is similar for both so it can be worthwhile to put your project in for both awards. However, you can only win ONE of these awards.

I have received Holsworth Funding - Can I apply for the Jill Landsberg Scholarship?

Yes you can! The Holswroth Fund is a stand-alone program so recipients can apply for other ESA awrd programs as well as receive Hoslworth Funding.

Do I need to be a current member of ESA to be eligible to apply?
You do need to be a current member of the ESA to apply BUT if you are not already a member you can submit your application for membership online at the same time as your application submission. As long as you have submitted your membership application and paid your subscription fee your application will be accepted. Confirmation of your membership will be sent at a later date.

Am I eligible if my fieldwork is based overseas?
Applications are open to any student who is currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at an Australian University and is a financial member of ESA. This means that if your research is based outside of Australia or if you live outside of Australia but still meet these two criteria you are eligible to apply. If your research has relevance to Australian ecology, including this information can only strengthen your application.

Is there a word/page limit on the application?

Applicants should use the word template provided to structure their application. There is no word limit but uploaded applications are restricted to a four page limit overall (not including references).

Note: The four page limit refers to the uploaded template only and does not include the online portion of the application.

Do I need to include references in the project description?
Yes. This award is based on assessment by a committee of ecologists considering the merits of a postgraduate project in applied ecology. The summary of your project should therefore be presented as a sound scientific document as well as selling the merits of your expected research outcomes. Note: References are not included in the four page limit mentioned above.

How much detail do I need to provide in the budget?
The purpose of this section is to indicate specifically how you would apply the $6,000 grant to your project and how these funds would improve research outcomes eg broaden the scope, extend time in the field, improved data collection etc. This can be done as part of a complete project budget but the application of JLTF funds needs to be clearly identified.

Who do I contact for more information?
Gail Spina: executiveofficer@ecolsoc.org.au