Barlow Scholarship

Applications for the Barlow Scholarship are now closed

Applications must be emailed to the Awards Convenor.

As a quantitative ecologist, Nigel Barlow made significant contributions to our understanding of the dynamics of New Zealand's ecosystems, especially in the context of understanding animal population dynamics.  He won the NZ Ecological Society Award (now the Te Tohu Taiao award) in 1986 for his sustained contributions to applied ecology in NZ. The Nigel Barlow fund is derived from a generous bequest made by Nigel, and is designed to provide support to international (including Australian) students studying ecology in New Zealand.  The fund provides support for direct costs associated with research such as, but not limited to, field costs and analytical expenses, but excluding fees, living expenses and conference costs. Applicants must be enrolled in a NZ university for postgraduate study (MSc, PhD or equivalent) in ecology and a current member of the New Zealand Ecological Society. Applicants can apply for up to $2500.

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship applicants must be:

  • an international (including Australian) student - New Zealand residents and citizens are not eligible;
  • enrolled at a New Zealand University for postgraduate (MSc, PhD or equivalent) study in ecology; and
  • a current member of the New Zealand Ecological Society

Your application needs to include a statement outlining how the funding will assist your research and a supporting statement from your academic supervisor. Please send applications to the Awards Convenor on the application form below.

Once the funds have been used the successful applicant will need to provide a short report outlining how the funds were used to be published in the newsletter of the NZ Ecological Society.

This scholarship will be offered every two years, or as funds allow.

Previous recipients

The Barlow Scholarship was first awarded in 2015

2017 Julia Schmack, University of Auckland. Managing Vespula wasp invasion in New Zealand

2015 Carolina Lara Mendoza, University of Auckland. Effectiveness of ecological corridors in maintaining bird movement and seed dispersal in urban areas