News

Announcing Our 2019 Honours Research Fellows and Young Researchers Society

We are thrilled to welcome three amazing Honours Fellows, Mark Bosch, Hal Conyngham and Lauren MacRae to SEI, and to announce the relaunch of our Young Researchers Society.

Image by Ray Hennessy, via Unsplash

2019 Honours Research Fellows

The Sydney Environment Institute is proud to welcome three new Honours Reseach Fellows this year, Lauren MacRae, from the School of Geosciences, Mark Bosch from Gender and Cultural Studies, and Hal Conyngham, from the Department of Philosophy.

The Fellows each receive financial support towards their research costs, desk space at the SEI office and access to mentorship, writing and research opportunities throughout the year. Over the course of the fellowship, Lauren will be looking at coastal livelihood security, Mark will be exploring the embodiment, aesthetics, and affect of extinction, and Hal will be researching multi-species justice in human/animal relations. In the coming weeks we will interview each of these three talented students to find out more about their research and inspiration.

Young Researchers Society

Supporting early career researchers is an integral part of SEI’s ethos, and after reading an incredible array of applications for Honours fellowships this year, we are excited to announce the re-launching of the SEI Young Researchers Society. This group is open to talented honours and undergraduate students from any discipline at the University with environmentally-focussed research.

SEI will host monthly meetings where students can meet each other, present their research to industry experts and learn from exclusive guest speakers. We will be offering individual support, career guidance and research mentoring as well as opportunities for financial bursaries to support conference attendance.

If you are currently completing your undergraduate degree or honours and are interested in joining the 2019 group we will continue accepting expressions of interest until February 28. Please send through a one paragraph introduction and a brief summary of your research interests to liberty.lawson@sydney.edu.au.