DES SPITTALL SCHOLARSHIP for KEEPER DEVELOPMENT – Applications OPEN now!
The Australasian Society of Zookeeping operates and manages the annual ‘Des Spittall Scholarship for Keeper Development’, which is available to any ASZK member who has been a financial member for two years or more. The annual scholarship is named in honour of the late Des Spittall, a life member of ASZK. It is to the value of $3,000 and has been established to support the professional development of zoo keepers in the Australasian region. More than one smaller scholarships may be issued if there are requests for less than $3,000 dependant on merit.
Scholarship applications can be sought for the following (but not exclusive) types of activities;
- Research projects
- Undertaking volunteer work on conservation projects
- Working on community change or capacity building projects
- Undertaking study either in Australia or overseas (overseas study will only be supported if nothing comparable is in Australia or New Zealand)
- Attending a conference or workshop
- Study tour of zoos or institutions
Prospective applicants are invited to submit a written proposal for their intended proposition, outlining in as much detail as possible the aim, purpose and the anticipated outcomes of the activity. This includes how the activity may support development of colleagues.
All applications are then evaluated by the ASZK Scholarship Committee within a fortnight of the closing date with applicants informed shortly after.
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report at the end of their project term detailing outcomes and expenditure records. An article for Thylacinus, or a presentation to the ASZK or ICZ annual conference on the project is also encouraged.
Applications close 1 March 2020. Download an application form here.
More information can be found by contacting Liz Romer at email@example.com