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Call for PhD Bursary Applications - Closes 1 May 2017

Applications are open for the First BEST EN PhD Student Think Tank Bursary

Thanks to the generous donations made by our BEST EN friends through the Think Tank silent auctions, we are able to offer our first PhD student Think Tank bursary. BEST EN invites PhD Scholars to submit bursary applications for the 2017 Think Tank hosted by the University of Mauritius, being held at the Long Beach Resort, Mauritius, from June 14-17, 2017. The aim of the scheme is to provide opportunities for new tourism scholars to participate in knowledge creation and dissemination to support Sustainable Tourism practice, education and research.

The bursary includes conference registration, and 4 nights’ accommodation from the 14th to the 17th of June inclusive. A bursary certificate will be presented at the Think Tank awards dinner. Submitted abstracts/papers must have the applicant as the primary author (with the only acceptable co-authors being the primary author’s registered supervisors).

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full or part-time PhD student;
  • Applicants must submit an abstract/full paper (consistent with submission requirements) that is accepted, after revision where requested,  by the reviewers;
  • Provide a 500 word statement outlining how the applicant believes the bursary will support their interests in, and contributions to, sustainable tourism practice, education and/or research; and
  • Provide a supporting statement from their primary supervisor;

The successful applicant will be expected to write a 500-1000 word Think Tank report for the BEST EN website following the conference.

The award will be made based on the merit of the abstract/paper to be decided by a committee of the BEST EN Executive based on reviewer comments and with reference to the applicants 500 word statement and supporting supervisor comments.
A successful applicant cannot reapply to the BEST EN PhD student bursary scheme.

The abstract/paper and application form should be submitted by 1 May 2017.

PhD Bursary Application form.docx

Applications are open for the First BEST EN PhD Student Think Tank Bursary.docx

Email to

Dr. Gianna Moscardo


College of Business, Law and Governance

James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811

Phone: +61 7 47814254 CO-CHAIR BEST Education Network