Applications are invited for the Linnean Macleay Fellowship for the year 2014. Applicants must be Members of the Society, reside in New South Wales, and have a degree in Science or Agricultural Science from the University of Sydney. Applicants are required to outline the proposed research and where it will be carried out. The Fellowship pays $3,200 per annum, and the Fellow must engage in full time research on the project. The regulations governing the Fellowship are available on request from the Secretary or the Society’s web site (click here). These regulations were stipulated in Sir William Macleay's will and the Society is obliged to adhere to them.
Applications close 15 November, 2013
The Linnean Society of New South Wales appointed its first Linnean Macleay Fellow in 1905. Since then, award of the Fellowship has enabled well over fifty talented graduates to undertake significant research in the sciences of 'Natural History Biological and Geological'. Many former Fellows have achieved scientific distinction, some having been appointed to professorial chairs and three having been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of London. The results of the Fellows' work are generally published in the Proceedings. Linnean Macleay Fellowships are funded from a bequest of the Society's first President, Sir William Macleay, whose intention it was that the Fellowships
Prospective candidates for the Fellowship should obtain a detailed copy of the Regulations from the Secretary.
The main points are summarised below:
1. Every candidate must be a member of the Linnean Society of NSW, must reside in New South Wales, and must hold a degree in Science or Agricultural Science from the University of Sydney.
2. Fellowships may be held for research in any of the following branches of Science:
4. The annual emolument of a Fellow is not less than $800 and not more than $3200, payable monthly.
5. Each Fellow shall be allowed a period of four week's leave a year to be taken, by agreement with Council, as a rule during the year of tenure.
6. No Fellow shall undertake any employment for payment during his or her Fellowship without the special sanction of Council.
7. A Fellow shall be required to furnish a report of progress in the investigation half-yearly to the Council.
8. A Fellow shall submit to the Council any paper completed for publication that embodies results obtained during tenure of the Fellowship.
Further details about the Fellowship including application procedures
are available from:
Tel: (02) 9662 6196
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