Parks Victoria Research Partners Program

Parks Victoria’s Research Partners Program supports collaborative research to help ensure our management actions are informed by good science.

Since its establishment in 2000, the program has made a substantial contribution to park management, science and higher education, supporting over 400 projects completed in collaboration with staff and students from our partner Institutions.

Parks Victoria, in partnership with RMIT, are proud to announce an exciting opportunity for students to apply for one of ten applied park management research scholarships.

Awardees will receive a $5,000 scholarship. This can be used for operating costs and/or as stipend to ensure successful completion of the project.

Parks Victoria are looking for projects that align strongly with their needs and address environmental management issues in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and coastal areas in parks and reserves.

They are happy to receive applications for new projects or for proposals to extend existing projects to incorporate issues of interest to Parks Victoria. Previous recipients are welcome to apply.

Parks Victoria understand that COVID-19 impacts mean that project timelines will be hard to predict and may need to change over time.  They are happy to work with successful applicants to accommodate these changes as projects progress.

All successful applicants will be required to provide Parks Victoria with a PDF copy of their thesis, a plain English summary report explaining the results of the project and their application to park management and copies of any publications resulting from the project.

Complete the application form and return it in MS Word format to

Applications must be received by 18 September 2020.

Parks Victoria will advise you of the outcome of your application by 28 September 2020.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.