A unique opportunity exists to undertake research on best practice ecotourism management and help shape the future of this growing industry.
In November 2018, Ecotourism Australia (EA) signed a partnership agreement with The University of Queensland (UQ), in order to encourage collaboration to better understand ecotourism and improve its outcomes for communities and EA members. This agreement arose from an increased awareness of global sustainability issues, ongoing growth in the sector and a need to address management challenges with evidence-based decision-making.
Four (4) PhD scholarships have just been announced, offered by UQ in partnership with EA, to encourage research into the continual development of best practice management of ecotourism. Supervision will be provided by UQ academics with input from Ecotourism Australia experts.
The scholarship offers a living stipend of $27,596 per annum. It also includes tuition fees and, for successful international applicants, Overseas Student Health Cover.
Of the four (4) scholarships currently available, three (3) are available to Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens and the other is available to an international or domestic student. Prospective students are invited to apply for one, or even all, of the projects advertised. Consideration will be given to Australian domestic students and international students. Each successful student will work on one of the projects below.