To date, Operation Wallacea have supported or are currently supporting, over 70 PhD students from around the world. Opwall’s involvement ranges from fieldwork support to direct supervision, with a funding contribution provided to each project. These PhD students provide valuable supervision and guidance to our student volunteers, and form the backbone of our field staff team each summer.
We are always happy to discuss potential new studentship ideas, and a checklist for eligibility is as follows:
If a suitable project can be developed, Opwall would offer funding support covering all on site costs (food, accommodation, medical and evacuation support and basic project logistics including research permits). In many cases, Opwall would also provide funding towards an international flight bursary and basic equipment needs. Any projects receiving funding from Opwall would be expected to have a clear conservation application and/or produce scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
If you would like to discuss a potential PhD studentship, either as a prospective PhD student or academic supervisor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.