Australian Museum Postgraduate Award 2022-23

For the academic year 2022-2023, the Australian Museum AMF/AMRI Postgraduate Award encourages international students to apply for masters or doctoral research studies at the Australian Museum.

Australian Museum Postgraduate Award

The Australian Museum fellowship is worth a maximum of $2,500 for local applicants and $4,000 for international applicants. The money will help with living expenses, travel, and research.

The Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) focuses on some of today’s most pressing environmental issues, including the effects of climate change on biodiversity, pest species identification and biology, and determining what constitutes and influences effective biodiversity protection. Extensive natural history collections, wildlife genomics and microscopy facilities, informatics, and a coral reef research station at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef are all part of our research infrastructure.

The Australian Museum award is open to all students enrolled in any postgraduate qualification in a field relevant to the Australian Museum’s 2017-2022 Science Strategy. Applications should address AMRI research priorities.

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Students are encouraged to apply to orientate their applications towards any of the Museum’s collections and research programs including cultural and anthropological as well as natural science collections.

Interesting Facts About the Australian Museum AMF/AMRI

The Australian Museum is a heritage-listed museum in Sydney’s central business district, New South Wales, Australia. It is located at 1 William Street. It is Australia’s oldest museum and the world’s fifth oldest natural history museum, with an international reputation in natural history and anthropology.

It was founded on the modern European model of an encyclopedic warehouse of cultural and natural history, with collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, geology, paleontology, and anthropology. The museum is also interested in Indigenous studies research and community programmes in addition to displays. The museum’s first goal was collecting, and specimens were frequently swapped with British and other European institutions. The museum’s scientific reputation was created during the curator ship of Gerard Krefft, a published scientist himself.

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The Australian Museum was previously known as the Colonial Museum or Sydney Museum and is located on the corner of William Street and College Street in Sydney’s central business district, in the City of Sydney local government region of New South Wales. The museum was renamed the “Australian Museum” in June 1836 after a sub-committee meeting decided during an argument that it should be renamed. On April 2, 1999, the Australian Museum and its collection were added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register. Henry Lawson, a well-known Australian poet, mentions the museum in his poem William Street.

Australian Museum Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters, PhD
  • Institution(s): Australian Museum
  • Study in: Australia
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Biology, Taxonomy, Collections research, Wildlife genomics, Biodiversity conservation, Archaeology, Anthropology
  • Program Period: 6 weeks for doctoral candidates and less for lower degrees.

Scholarship Coverage

Australian Museum AMF/AMRI Postgraduate Award will provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  • The maximum amount of the fellowship is $2,500 for local applicants and $4,000 for international applicants
  • The funding assists with living costs, travel, and research expenses.
  • The award amount does not cover administration overheads that may be applied by your institution.

Eligibility Criteria for Australian Museum AMF/AMRI Postgraduate Award

To qualify for Australian Museum AMF/AMRI Postgraduate Award, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Language: English.
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries.
  • AMRI/AMF Visiting Fellowships/Awards are available to both Australian and International students and researchers.
  • Researchers may be based at a university or a private or government institution, and students must be enrolled in a relevant discipline at a university.
  • The Postgraduate award is available to any student who is completing an honours, masters or PhD in a field that is aligned to AMRI’s research priorities, most likely being in the fields of evolutionary biology, taxonomy, collections research, wildlife genomics, biodiversity conservation, archaeology or anthropology.

How to Apply for Australian Museum AMF/AMRI Postgraduate Award?

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Australian Museum AMF/AMRI Postgraduate Award:

  1. Applications must be completed by the student or researcher here.
    • Applicants must also ensure that their university/institution is aware of their intention to apply for the fellowship as there may be extra requirements that apply for your university/institution.
    • Applicants must read and understand the terms and conditions of this award before applying.
  2. Once an applicant has completed their application, they must send the application form and all accompanying documents to the AMRI Coordinator, Meagan Warwick at 
  3. The accompanying documents are:
    • Statement of support for your application from your institution.
    • Statement of support from an Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) staff member.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
    • Acknowledgement of employment.
    • Academic record.
    • The preferred format for accompanying documentation is PDF.
  4. All applicants will receive a notification of the outcome of their application one month after the closing date, regardless of whether it has been successful or not.

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