The Massey Foundation new New Zealand Grants 2016

The Massey Foundation new New Zealand Grants have been established by the students of Massey University. These Grants are intended to help advance study at Massey University in any programme at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. Mode of study (internal, extramural, full time, part time), location of study (Albany, Wellington or Manawatu) and year of study will have no bearing on the consideration of an application.

The Massey Foundation new New Zealand Grants can be used to support travel costs (e.g. conference, field trip, study abroad), technology or books associated with academic study at Massey.

The Massey Foundation new New Zealand Grants are available for the advancement of a student's education during the course of their programme of study at Massey University.

The Massey Foundation new New Zealand Grants Scheme -  2016

Value
The Massey Foundation new New Zealand Grant shall have a value of up to a maximum of $5,000 per annum and will be awarded as funds permit. In 2016 funds to a value of NZD60,000 are available for distribution.

Eligibility
The Grant is open to part-time or full-time students of Massey University who are enrolled internally or extramurally, at any of the Massey University campuses.

Criteria
Selection shall be based on evidence of furthering education excellence at Massey University. Due to health and safety restrictions, the Grants cannot be made available to fund research equipment to be used in Massey University laboratories. Applications must be supported by a a referal from supervisor, HOD or other academic mentor who is familiar with the applicant's study and circumstances.

Responsibility
The Grant shall be awarded by the Massey University Foundation in conjunction with the Student Levy Committee.

Conditions of the Award
The Massey University Foundation may refrain from recommending an award at any time.
An award may be held in concurrent years.

Payment
The payment will be made in one installment.

Applications
Application forms are available to download, Massey Contact at each campus or email: massey.foundation@massey.ac.nz. Applicants must scan their completed application with all relevant material evidence attached and submit as a single PDF file to the email address provided

Closing Date
Applications close Sunday August 28 2016

Shanti Kala Adhikari

Recipient of a $5,000 new New Zealand grant, 2015

Picture of Shanti Kala Adhikari

“During my final year of my PhD study in Palmerston North the devastating Nepal earthquake struck my home, leaving extensive damage to our family houses and critically injuring my mother-in-law. The financial support I was receiving from my parents, in-laws and family suddenly stopped because my family lost their capacity to fund me. My husband immediately returned to Nepal to support our families so I alone took the responsibility of our two school-aged children in NZ bearing all expenses while continuing my study. My mother-in-law spent three months in hospital before passing away so it took a long time for my husband to return to NZ. This unforeseen financial situation was very difficult and I was forced to manage the household expenses, including the children’s school costs, with a loan.

The new New Zealand bursary supported me immensely during this critical situation and allowed me to support my family so I could complete my PhD thesis successfully and on time. It was not only a financial support for me but also an emotional and moral support too. I successfully finished by PhD study and graduated earlier this year. My PhD thesis made recommendations to the Nepal government on how better to support communities to find reliable, affordable and clean energy supplies for cooking. In light of the devastating earthquake, these recommendations will further assist improving energy supply to many affected rural households. Now, my hope is to return to Nepal with my family to contribute to the rebuilding programmes and provide a service to my community.”

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