Ted Hollis Scholarship in Wetland Hydrology and Conservation

The UCL Department of Geography seeks applicants for the Ted Hollis Scholarship in Wetland Hydrology and Conservation. The Scholarship is a lasting tribute to Dr G.E. (Ted) Hollis and was made possible through donations by his friends, colleagues and former students around the world. Ted was a member of academic staff within the Department of Geography between 1971 and his untimely death in 1996. During this time he was responsible for pioneering research on the hydrology, management and conservation of wetland ecosystems.

The Scholarship is targeted at overseas students, preferably from less developed countries, who are academically exceptional and would otherwise be unable to study at one of Britain’s leading universities. The Scholarship will support a post-graduate student undertaking research leading to a PhD. It is intended that the successful candidate will join the Department from the beginning of the 2011/12 session (September 2011). The duration of the Scholarship will in the first instance be three years and is subject to an annual review of progress. There is the possibility of an extension of the period of funding for a further six months. The Scholarship will provide tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant equivalent to those provided by the UK research councils. Additional financial support is available for fieldwork expenses, equipment, data and other research expenses.

Applicants for the Hollis Scholarship should be committed to furthering the scientific understanding of wetland functioning and the cause of wetland conservation. They should normally hold, or expect to hold by September 2011, a first or upper second-class honours degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institute. Applicants must also meet the UCL English language proficiency requirements for graduate study.

Source: Dr Julian Thompson through the Ramsar Forum