Centre for Environmental History PhD Scholarship

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The School of History of the Research School of Social Sciences in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences offers two scholarships known as the ANU Futures Scheme Environmental History Award to support students while they undertake a PhD in Environmental History at the University.
These scholarships contribute to the Centre for Environmental History Futures Scheme project entitled, Placing Planetary Change: An Environmental History of Climate Change in the Southern Hemisphere. It brings together three major innovations: (1) it asks how climate change is experienced, understood and measured in particular places; (2) it asks how particular geographies and histories have shaped those sites; and (3) it asks how those sites have shaped scientific knowledge of planetary climate change.
Postgraduate students will concentrate on a particular place and/or institution, drawing on archival sources and oral histories. Expertise in languages other than English is welcomed.

Fields of study

Environmental History
History of Science


The award will be available each year to a prospective student who is:

  • a domestic or international student;
  • enrolling full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of History at the Australian National University;
  • is willing to work in an interdisciplinary team and able to travel to undertake fieldwork and attend conferences.


The scholarship offers a stipend of $28,597 per annum paid fortnightly.
Successful international candidates will also be awarded an HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship, to cover the International Student Fees for the standard duration of the research program, subject to the student being ranked as competitive in a merit‐based selection process.
A recipient is eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $500 for costs associated with the production of the thesis.
Recipients are also eligible for paid medical, maternity/paternity leave.

How to apply

Applications are completed and submitted via the "Apply Now" link at the top of this page.


$28,597 per annum
2 on offer
Payments made fortnightly
Payments made for 3 years

Application periods

Deadlines for scholarship rounds

Scholarship round

Closing date

Commence by

2021 Round 2 International and Domestic

Closing 15 April 2021

Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2021

2022 Round 1 International

Closing 31 August 2021

Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2022

2022 Round 1 Domestic

Closing 31 October 2021

Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2022

2022 Round 2 International and Domestic

Closing 15 April 2022

Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2022

Reference document

Conditions of award (PDF, 183.68 KB)

Ongoing eligibility

Continuation based on academic performance
6 month extension available.


Dr Ruth Morgan, Director Centre for Environmental History

Updated:  11 February 2021/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications