The Madeleine Selwyn-Smith Memorial Fund (Arboriculture - SEFS)
- 1 March 2017
- 19 March 2017
- School of Forest and Ecosystem Science
Research Higher Degree
Madeleine Ethel Selwyn-Smith, who died on in November, 1964, by her Will dated 2 December, 1960 bequeathed to her trustees ‘the sum of Five thousand pounds’ and expressed the desire that they apply the sum ‘at their absolute discretion to establish one or more of the following objects namely a Memorial fund, bursary, scholarship or prize for students engaged in arboricultural research or generally to further the planting maintenance or preservation of trees.’ The income from the bequest was applied by the trustees from time to time on the recommendation of the University towards the provision of bursaries to graduate students, the funding of expenses for postgraduate research into arboriculture and the furtherance of the planting, maintenance or preservation of trees, and the purchase of appropriate books and equipment for the Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture branch library. The trustees determined to apply the amount of the bequest and any accumulated income to the establishment in the University of a memorial fund to be known as the ‘Madeleine Selwyn-Smith Memorial Fund’ and the University agreed to establish the fund. The faculty of Land and Food Resources was renamed Melbourne School of Land and Environment (‘MSLE’) in 2008 which was disestablished in 2014. At this time responsibility for arboricultural research and education was transferred to the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences (SEFS) within the Faculty of Science.
By application: bursaries to graduate students to fund postgraduate research into arboriculture or generally the furtherance of the planting, maintenance or preservation of trees. The fund also supports student research projects for postgraduate studies. This may include participation at conferences, travel support, fieldwork support, purchase of specialist equipment. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 19 MARCH 2017.