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please contact the Postgraduate
Scholarships Office direct at
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opportunity: Assessing the impacts of boat-based tourism on waterbirds
at De Hoop Vlei
invited for the above study opportunity at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute,
a world-renowned, national Centre of Excellence (CoE) in ornithological
research with a strong emphasis on postgraduate studies.
are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic student to undertake a study of the
impacts of boat-based tourism on waterbirds. The study will take place on De
Hoop Vlei, a RAMSAR wetland in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Comparative data
will be collected from other wetlands in the Western Cape. Fieldwork will
commence in 2015 and last approximately 15 months, with accommodation
available within De Hoop Reserve.
Funding is secured for an annual R90 000 bursary for two years and adequate
project running costs
A strong BSc Honours degree
An interest in environmental impacts
A desire to spend time in the field
Ability to swim
Ability to identify waterbirds
Experience with canoes and small boats
Further details of the project are available on request. Please send a
letter of motivation and a CV, including contact details for at least three
referees, to Prof. Peter Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For enquiries, call +27 21 650-3290/1.
Closing date: January 15, 2015
Funding for publication and for rated researchers
There are avenues via which postgraduate students can obtain
funding for publishing the results of their research.
Please contact the
the Institute to find out more.
Other funding opportunities are through the
University Research Committee
(various deadlines) and through
NRF Scholarships and Fellowships.
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