Christine Fifield Landkeepers Scholarship

ABOUT THE FUND

The Christine Fifield Landkeepers Scholarship Fund is a charitable fund that originates from a donation made in memory of the late Christine Fifield by her husband, Keith Fifield.

The trustee is the Capital Region* Landkeepers Trust.

The fund celebrates Christine Fifield’s years of enthusiastic volunteering work with Greening Australia (Capital Region). The benefaction enabled the fund to make a valuable contribution to the protection, restoration and management of the natural resources of the Capital Region landscapes and the capacity of the Capital Region communities to join in that endeavour.

The fund is open to students of the Australian National University, University of Canberra and Charles Sturt University.

OBJECTIVES

  1. The provision of scholarships to assist Honours, Masters and PhD students pursue full-time studies in the Capital Region in landscape research.
  2. The scholarships will support research studies that align with the purpose of the Capital Region Landkeepers Trust:
    a. restoration, regeneration and ongoing management of the natural environment in the Capital Region; and/or
    b. provision of education and information related to the natural environment in the Capital Region; and/or
    c. engagement of volunteers in natural environment restoration, regeneration, investigation and monitoring activities in the Capital Region; and/or
    d. innovation in the understanding, restoration, regeneration, management and promotion of the natural environment in the Capital Region.
  3. The scholarships will support research studies that are particularly focused on 2d above.
  4. The scholarships will support research studies that also align with the work of the Greening Australia Capital Region.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The fund has three types of grants
  1. top-up scholarships for PhD students;
  2. top-up scholarships for Masters by Research students; and
  3. Honours Scholarships

* ‘Capital Region’ can be defined as the whole of the Australian Capital Territory, and surrounding areas, including (but not necessarily limited to) the areas and surrounds of Queanbeyan, Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River, Bombala, Palerang, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, Boorowa, Harden, Yass Valley, Gundagai, Tumut, Tumbarumba, Cowra, Young, Cootamundra, Junee, Temora Shire, Wagga Wagga, and Greater Hume (as such areas may be described from time to time).

Full details of the Christine Fifield Scholarship Fund can be viewed here:

Christine Fifield Landkeepers Scholarship Fund Guidelines

Christine Fifield Scholarship Funding Agreement