Student Challenge Funded Places

The George Alexander Foundation (GAF) is providing fully funded fellowships to join the Earthwatch Student Challenge expedition - Ecosystems of the Murray River and Mallee from 26th Sep - 2nd Oct, 2021.

Each fellowship covers all the costs of the Student Challenge including food, accommodation and insurance as well as travel to and from the research site.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a GAF Earthwatch Student Challenge fellowship you must:
  • Currently be in Year 10, 11 or 12
  • Attend a State Government School in Australia
  • Have not participated previously
Your application must include a written reference from your teacher or principal which should be emailed to Earthwatch at
To apply for a fellowship you will need to answer the following questions in the spaces provided below:

What interests you about the Earthwatch Student Challenge? 

What do you hope to learn from participating in the Student Challenge? 

What do you think you can contribute to an Earthwatch expedition? 

Earthwatch expeditions require teamwork, often in difficult conditions. What experience do you have of working in a team? What qualities do you think contribute to effective teamwork? 

What plans do you have for your future? (e.g. career, study, travel, etc.)How will participating on the Student Challenge help you meet your goals? 

What do you think is the most important environmental issue facing Australia? Why? 

Tell us about how you will share your experience with your peers, family and friends.