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Last updated 29 July 2015

 

PhD project: “Determining best practice nutritional inputs for the kiwifruit variety Gold3”

Institute of Agriculture & Environment (IAE)
Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand


Kiwifruit is a major export earner (ca NZ$1b) for New Zealand. Since its discovery in 2008, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), a bacterial kiwifruit vine disease, has had a major impact across the New Zealand kiwifruit industry. A new Gold kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis Planch) variety (Gold3 which is marketed as Zespri Sungold) is a more Psa tolerant variety and has been successfully introduced. Gold3 is currently going through a phase of rapid establishment as new plantings start to crop. The total volumes of premium Gold3 kiwifruit this season is expected to reach pre-Psa levels and orchard values back to pre-Psa prices, and forecasts indicate that Zespri is well on track to selling more than 50 million trays of Gold3 in 2018.

This PhD project will form the basis to optimise nutritional inputs for Gold3 with the goals of improving sustainable productivity and managing vigour with cost-effective inputs. Different kiwifruit varieties have different nutritional requirements and therefore there will be a need for cultivar-specific nutritional programmes. This PhD project will develop the basis for a best practice nutritional inputs programme for the variety Gold3 that takes into consideration vine productivity (yield and fruit quality), environmental impacts and cost efficiency. This project will be linked and interact with a second PhD project which will focus on storage characteristics and fruit nutritional aspects.

Field trials will be conducted in two production areas: (a) Bay of Plenty, the largest kiwifruit growing region in NZ and the primary site/focus of the project; (b) Hawkes Bay, a regional kiwifruit producing area, along (c) controlled trial work in research orchards/greenhouses at the Fruit Crops Unit at Massey University in Palmerston North. Significant time is budgeted within targeted orchards in the Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay. In addition, there will be opportunities to align and validate treatments developed in this project with Gold3 experiments in Zespri’s research orchards in Italy, and possible site-visits are foreseen in year 2 or 3 of the project.

This project is a 3-year research project and is fully sponsored by Zespri (www.zespri.com/). An active engagement with Zespri’s Research Innovation Steering Group is expected with results to be presented periodically to grower groups and industry periodicals (e.g. Kiwifruit Journal), alongside (other) scientific outputs.

Candidates with a strong background in Plant Science, including crop/plant physiology and/or plant nutrition and/or plant biochemistry, are encouraged to apply.

The studentship includes a NZ$25k tax-free stipend per year, plus payment of Massey PhD tuition fees. Funding eligibility includes overseas candidates.

The project will be supported by commercial and research orchards, plant growth & laboratory facilities, with supervision/training provided, within the Joint Graduate School of Horticulture and Food Enterprise, and is based at the Institute of Agriculture & Environment (IAE), Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ (more info: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/research/research-centres/joint-graduate-school-horticulture-food/joint-grad-school-horticulture-food_home.cfm).

Motivated candidates should email a 2-sided CV, including the name of two academic referees, and also a one-page covering letter, which should discuss their reasons for applying, to Dr. Huub Kerckhoffs: h.kerckhoffs@massey.ac.nz by 7 August 2015  

Candidates will also need to meet the requirements for entry to PhD study at Massey University (more info: www.massey.ac.nz/massey/postgraduate/ ).

Informal inquiries encouraged and welcome to Huub Kerckhoffs: h.kerckhoffs@massey.ac.n

Massey University is a leading New Zealand University for postgraduate study, and is a QS-ranked top university in the world for Agriculture.

Palmerston North is a vibrant and friendly student city, situated in the North Island's rural heartland with great outdoor options and within easy driving distance of beaches, mountains and other cities.

The Avantha International Fellowship is open to post graduate university level students of foreign nationality with a keen interest in foreign policy and international relations. Graduate students with an exceptional academic record may also apply.

This is a great program for foreign students to come to India and get an opportunity to learn hands on about foreign policy and international relations.

The Fellowship will require the Fellow to spend 2 months in our New Delhi office and write a research paper on a mutually decided topic. The Fellow will also be expected to learn by doing and assisting other colleagues by taking active part in and contributing to our other ongoing programs.

The Fellowship offers return economy class airfare, accommodation and a stipend.

The application procedure and application form is available from: http://anantacentre.in/how_to_apply.aspx

 

PhD/MA Scholarships
The Massey University team are keen to recruit PhD and MA students. The topics must be related to the CaDDANZ research programme.

MA $NZ12,000 pa (1 year) PhD $NZ25,000 pa (3 years) CaDDANZ
Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand

The ‘face’ of New Zealand is changing rapidly as a consequence of the settlement of migrants from throughout the world, temporary and circular international migration, growing ethnic diversity, population ageing, changing fertility patterns and urban growth. Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand (CADDANZ, pronounced ‘cadence’) is a research programme that will identify how New Zealand can better respond to these demographic changes in order for the country to maximise the benefits associated with an increasingly diverse population. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has provided $NZ5.5million for the five year (2015-2020) research project. The research measures, maps and analyses the complex   societal   impacts   of   diversity   and   the   implications   for   businesses, households and communities of mobility, migration, indigeneity, ethnic identity, demographic change (including structural ageing and fertility) and urban/regional disparities.  A  significant  component  of  the  research  is  concerned  with  the implications of diversity for Maori and with how Maori engage with diversity.

If you are interested, please contact:
Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley    P.Spoonley@massey.ac.nz

2015-2016 SUMMER CHINA PROGRAM (SCP) ESSAY COMPETITION

The Summer China Program (SCP), organised by Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), is holding an English essay competition over the period from May 1 to October 30, 2015.

The SCP allows students to take courses of tertiary education and Asian language and business studies, gain invaluable career development experience with local companies in a dynamic economy, and enjoy a packed calendar of social, cultural, and business development programs.

Website:   www.scpaustralia.org/en

The purpose of this essay competition is:
-    To reward original thought in the issues of business and trade between
New Zealand and China.
-    To encourage high quality work in career development in business and trade between New Zealand and China.
-    To enhance awareness and understanding of opportunities and challenges for business and trade between New Zealand and China.


Essays meeting the following criteria are eligible for prizes as determined by the judging panel:
-    Essays must relate to the issues of business and trade between New
Zealand and China.
-    Essays must be the original work of the author.
-    Essays must be previously unpublished (which may include an essay completed by a student enrolled in an undergraduate course, possibly as part of that course).
-    Essays  must  be  between  2000-3000  English  words  (inclusive  of  all footnotes, annexures, attachments and bibliographies).
 
Topic selection:
Essays may address any issue relevant to business and trade between New Zealand and China. Entrants should consider the commercial, legal, policy and regulatory context of their chosen topic. Essays may draw on relevant international examples (where appropriate).


The judging panel:
Essays will be judged by a panel of three judges (a representative of academia, industry  and  the  legal  profession).  Essays  will  be  evaluated  on  criteria including original thought and analysis. The judges may determine not to award some or all of the prizes. The judges’ determinations will be final.


Prizes:
Prizes will be awarded to the best essays as follows:

-    1st prize: NZ$600 SCP Tuition Fee (To be awarded to 2 students)
-    2nd prize: NZ$400 SCP Tuition Fee (To be awarded to 3 students)
-    3rd prize: NZ$200 SCP Tuition Fee (To be awarded to 5 students)


Some or all of the prize winning essays, edited in consultation with the author, may be published in the SCP Newsletter and Website.


Submission of entries:
-    Only 1 essay per person may be submitted.
-    Entries will be accepted by email only.


The name, address, email, telephone contacts and the tertiary institution and course in which the author is enrolled (if applicable) should be included in the covering email.


Entries are to be received by 5.00 pm on Friday, 30 October 2015 to:
E-mail: info@scpaustralia.org

 

Doctoral Project Optimising food and nutritional intake of older people

Subject field: Healthy ageing and human development

Research topic: This project builds on previous work to determine the nutrition status and risk factors for under-nutrition among older people living in the community, newly admitted to an in-patient geriatric ward or a residential care facility within a District Health Board catchment area of New Zealand.  Older adults living independently manage their own diets and food intake.  If destabilizing situations are encountered such as illness, cognitive impairment, loss of a spouse or injury then food purchasing, preparation, cooking and eating may become impaired.  Typically admission to hospital results from an acute insult and frequently this creates a hyper-metabolic state which incurs increased nutritional requirements.   Hospital diets should accommodate calorific demands but often food is unappetizing and unfamiliar, feeding ability may be affected by disease, medications or IV lines and cannulae and many patients do not maintain an appropriate intake.  Once individuals translocate to residential care the question is whether their ability to be nutritionally replete is already lost and has this led to the need to move, or whether other concomitant factors that mandate the change in living situation also impact nutrition.  

There is an opportunity to pool data and further extend the investigation of nutrition status and associated risk factors among older people across three different settings. Working with a highly skilled team of food, nutrition and medical professionals the successful candidate will design and deliver an appropriate intervention aimed to optimise food and nutritional intake for older people. 

Eligibility: This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated student to undertake full-time doctoral studies at Massey University. The applicant is encouraged to apply for a doctoral scholarship; some funding is available to support the project.  Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with Honours or a Master’s degree in Nutrition or related fields. Previous research experience would be an advantageous. To be eligible, students can be New Zealand citizens or a permanent resident, or overseas students from universities of good repute. Applicants must have a grade point average of 7.5 or better (on a 9 point scale). This is above an average grade of A-.

The successful applicant will also have:
An ability to work independently and with a multidisciplinary team
Excellent quantitative analysis skills
Strong communication skills
Enthusiasm and drive

Application process: Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, academic record, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of three referees to: Dr Carol Wham, email: c.a.wham@massey.ac.nz

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS - Massey University Doctoral Scholarships for 2015

The College of Business at Massey University is offering a minimum of 6 PhD Scholarships for 2015. One Scholarship is designated for Māori or Pacifica PhD candidates.  Scholarship candidates must provide evidence for excellence of academic achievement.  This will include:

i. At a minimum, you must meet MU admission criteria:  GPA of 7.5 or higher (on a 9 point scale). This is above an average grade of A- (an MBA is not a direct pathway to a PhD) ii. Supporting evidence of academic excellence, such as academic awards and honours, high marks on a masters or honours thesis, publication of academic writing, or quality of undergraduate institution.

In awarding the scholarships, the College of Business is seeking to strengthen its strategic research platforms listed below (A detailed explanation of these platforms follows).  These platforms connect research across five Schools: Accountancy, Aviation, Economics & Finance, Communication, Journalism & Marketing, and Management.

• Agrifood Business
• Finance & Financial Services
• Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Responsibility and Citizenship

The College will give preference to applicants whose PhD topics match or are in an area related to one or more of the above platforms. Other research areas and topics will also be considered, especially for high ranking applicants. Please see the College website: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-business/college-business_home.cfm 

Value: Massey University Doctoral Scholarship are NZ$25,000 per annum for a maximum of 3 years. College of Business Scholarships must be activated by 1 August 2015.

Application Process: Qualified applicants should discuss their topic with relevant PhD Coordinators (listed below) before they apply for scholarships. As part of this you need to submit your academic CV, academic transcripts, a one-page research proposal and other supporting documents (e.g., academic awards and honours, high marks on a masters or honours thesis, publication of academic writing, or quality of undergraduate institution) to the appropriate person listed below. Please note that acceptance to a Massey PhD does not suggest award of doctoral scholarships.   

• School of Accountancy: Dr Lin Mei Tan   L.M.Tan@massey.ac.nz 
• School of Aviation: Dr Andrew Gilbey    A.P.Gilbey@massey.ac.nz 
• School of Economics & Finance: Fong Mee Chin  F.M.Chin@massey.ac.nz
• School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing:  Te Muri Tatere-Beamsley
T.M.Tatere-Beamsley@massey.ac.nz
• School of Management: Professor Sarah Leberman  S.I.Leberman@massey.ac.nz
• General enquiry: Rebecca Izzard     R.L.Izzard@massey.ac.nz  

The writable application form can be found on: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/search-results/search-results_home.cfm?page=award_display&scholarship_id=188

College of Business Strategic Research Platforms

Agrifood Business: This area with close connections with Massey’s international expertise and ranking in agricultural sciences, places the COB in a distinctive position amongst business schools in Australasia. Our research in agrifood business encompasses all aspects of business related to agriculture and food production, from the “business” of running the family farm, to multinational food companies. The College has been host to the Centre for Agribusiness Policy and Strategy (CAPS) and has strong links to industry through AFB, Agri-One, Fonterra, Farmlands and more, which could be leveraged for funding and contract research.

Examples of COB research include, but not limited to: 
▪ Economics of agrifood business
▪ Strategic management of retail food businesses
▪ Marketing and branding of food products
▪ SME farms
▪ Communication in the agrifood business
▪ Primary sector accounting
▪ Corporate farming
▪ Agricultural banking
▪ Food safety and quality
▪ Effects of regulations and governance on farming
▪ Cooperative organisations
▪ Multi-stakeholder decision making
▪ Sustainability and climate change effects on farming and more

Finance & Financial Services: The College hosts a strong cluster of internationally prominent researchers in finance and banking. Research related to this platform encompasses a wide range of topics and disciplines. The College Currently hosts two high-profile research and specialist centres:  Financial Education and Research Centre (Fin-Ed) and the Centre for Financial Services and Markets. The group has strong links to industry through these centres, especially with major New Zealand banks. 

Examples of COB research include, but not limited to: 
 Investment analysis
 Corporate governance
 Financial policy and regulation
 Marketing of financial services
 HRM practices in the banking sector
 Financial journalism
 Financial education and literacy
 Financial policy
 Microfinance and more.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Research in this area connects a wide range of disciplines and topics including SME and entrepreneurship which are historical strength within the College.  The College has been host to three unique research centres: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC); Te Au Rangahau (TAR) - Maori Business Research Centre; and former NZ Centre for SME Research (NZSMERC).  Albany is the designated Innovation Campus of Massey University hosting the e-centre, a business incubator which has helped more than 200 companies since its inception in 2001. Bio Commerce Centre (BCC), the e-centre counterpart in Palmerston North, provides commercialization expertise to help transfer research outputs into new and innovative products and services for industry.

Examples of COB related research include, but not limited to: 
▪ SME management
▪ International business development strategy
▪ Start-ups and entrepreneurs
▪ Financing start-ups
▪ Small business accounting
▪ Research in entrepreneurship education
▪ Creative marketing
▪ Innovative business practices
▪ Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
▪ Developing innovative work culture
▪ Benchmarking and best practice
▪ Organizational change adoption and implementation
▪ Product and process design and development and much more…  

Responsibility & Citizenship: This platform comprises a wide range of cutting-edge and critical topics focused on the role of business and business education in creating a better society.  Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC) and Te Au Rangahau (TAR)- Maori Business Research Centre and several research groups: Healthy Work Group, Adult Literacy, Sustainability, and MPOWER are in the forefront of knowledge creation and consultancy in these areas.

Examples of COB related research include, but not limited to:
▪ Sustainable business practices
▪ Triple bottom line accounting
▪ Social reporting
▪ Social innovation and social enterprise
▪ Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
▪ Adult literacy
▪ Financial literacy
▪ Leadership and stewardship
▪ Community resilience
▪ Workplace wellbeing
▪ Social and environmental accounting 

 

 

Prestigious PhD Scholarships now available throughout NZ

The Maurice Wilkins Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence bringing together world leading biomedical researchers from around New Zealand to tackle cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

One of our major roles is to train the country’s next generation of leaders in biomedical research. We are now offering up to 20 fully funded PhD scholarships to be taken up during 2015. These scholarships will be for highly innovative biomedical research projects designed by some of the top minds in NZ, and will be based at any one of the following institutions (the Universities of Otago, Canterbury, Waikato and Auckland, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research).

These prestigious posts are valued at around $140,000 in total. They include funding for tuition fees plus 3 years stipend at $25,000 per year tax-free. Generous working expenses will be provided to support your research costs. Uniquely with these scholarships, you will also be eligible to spend time in other leading laboratories and training centres outside your home base, including overseas, and to access advanced equipment and facilities that can accelerate your research, wherever in NZ those facilities are based. Becoming part of the MWC brings the opportunity to interact with world-leading scientists right across the country, as well as their international collaborators.

If all this sounds good to you, the MWC would like you to get in touch and express your interest. Have a look at the research themes listed on our website www.mauricewilkinscentre.org then download the Expression of Interest form on the ‘New PhD scholarships’ page and send a single PDF file including the completed form, your current CV and academic transcript to maurice-wilkins-centre@auckland.ac.nz.

To be eligible you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and have either an exceptional academic track record or have a proven track record of research productivity. If you have any doubts about your eligibility, feel free to call us at: 09 923 5533.

 

 

We are looking for a suitable candidate for a Masters Project at the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, College of Health, Massey University (Albany).

Title: Understanding the relationship between sweet taste thresholds, intensity, hedonic preference, food choice and eating behaviour

Project outline Sensory attributes of food such as smell, taste, appearance and texture affect food selection. Among these sensory qualities, taste perception is thought to be the strongest driver of food selection. Several studies have identified links between taste perception and the dietary habits that influence metabolic health. However, the nature of the relationship between taste perception, food choice and eating behaviour is not well understood.

Our understanding of taste perception is complicated due to a wide variety of sensory testing methodologies used in different studies and a paucity of data about the reproducibility of taste measurements. Therefore, the assessment of test–retest reliability of taste perception measurements is important for two reasons. Firstly, it will identify and help to overcome the methodological parameters that contribute to the variability of taste measurements. Secondly, it will aid the development of precise and robust taste sensory quantification methods for the evaluation of the biological role and the health significance of taste perception.

The main aims of the study are to: • Evaluate the repeatability of sensory testing methods and to identify the most robust and consistent methodological approaches. • Investigate whether sweet taste sensitivity and hedonic preference can explain dietary intakes, eating habits, eating behaviour, and endocrine and metabolic parameters of health.

The student will participate in the development of the study design, submission of an ethics application, and all aspects of data collection including assessments of taste perception, hedonic preference, satiety, dietary intakes, eating habits, eating behaviour and anthropometric measurements.

Financial support The Scholarship is for university fees for a domestic student (approximately $6,000) for one year.

Advantages of this project • Working in a supportive multidisciplinary team of researchers in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiology, Endocrinology and Food Science and Technology. • Working on a novel project with strong scientific foundations and commercially relevant objectives.   Status This project is available for an immediate start and will begin as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition, Physiology, Food Science and Technology or related fields with appropriate Honours or Postgraduate Diploma qualifications to enrol for a Master’s degree. Some research experience in the above areas will be advantageous.

Selection criteria • Strong academic record • Ability to conduct research within an interdisciplinary team environment • Strong initiative, interest and enthusiasm • Good time management and organisational skills • Sound communication skills • Working with human subjects may require you to work on evenings, early mornings and/or weekends • For international students, excellent English language proficiency is essential

Application process and further information Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of three referees to : Professor Bernhard Breier; Tel: 09-4140800 Ext: 41185; E-mail: B.Breier@massey.ac.nz .


 

New Zealand Lifecycle Management Centre -  Potential Master’s Scholarship

1. Title of Research Topic: Developing Catchment Level Water Stress Indicators to Facilitate the Evaluation of Water Footprint Impacts from New Zealand Construction Products and Buildings

2. Funding: This will be a one year Master’s scholarship of $20,000/year which is being made available through the BRANZ Scholarship Programme. It is hoped to appoint a student to start by April 2014 at the latest.

3. Focus area: There are a number of published methodologies to calculate a water footprint but no one internationally agreed method (Kounina et al., 2013). Currently, water stress indicators available in the published literature are averaged over large areas and use out-of-date datasets.

The proposed research will evaluate the different proposed water footprint methods and their suitability for application to the New Zealand building and construction sector. In particular, it will involve calculation of water impact assessment factors using the different methods, and New Zealand-specific data, building on an initial exploratory study in this area (Herath et al., 2010, 2012), to develop appropriate water stress factors at the New Zealand watershed level or equivalent.

References: Herath, I, Clothier, B.E., Horne, D. and Singh, R. 2010. Assessing freshwater scarcity in New Zealand. Life Cycle Management Centre Working paper Series 02/11(pp 21-26). ISSN (online) 2230-4282. Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand. Herath, I, Clothier, B.E., Green, S.R., Deurer, M., Horne, D., Singh, R., and Van der Zjipp, S. 2012. Variability in water footprints: A case study of Marlborough wine. Life Cycle Association of New Zealand Conference, Poster, Auckland 27-28 March, 2012. Kounina, A., Margni, M., Bayart, J-B., Boulay, A-M., Berger, M., Bullet, C., Frischknecht, R., Koehler, Al, Mila i Canals, L., Motoshita, M., Nunez, M., Peters, G., Pfister, S., Ridoutt, B., van Zelm, R., Verones, F., & Humbert, S. 2013. Review of methods addressing freshwater use in life cycle inventory and impact assessment. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 18: 707-721.

4. More Details: To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Dr Sarah McLaren (s.mclaren@massey.ac.nz) or Dr Ranvir Singh (r.single@massey.ac.nz).

  

Masters of Science or Health Science PG Student Scholarship
Project title: Effect of exercise training and amino acid supplementation on skeletal muscle metabolic capacity and microvascular flow in diabetics
A full time research student is required to join a team working on an exciting exercise rehabilitation project.
Start date: 2013 (provisional – contact us).
Duration: 1 year full time.
Location: Massey University Wellington Campus
Qualifications and experience: The student will have to meet Massey University Masters in Science or Health Science research year criteria (e.g. completed PG Dip Sci or Health Sci, BSc(Hons) or BHealthSci(Hons), BPhed(Hons), or other qualifying 4 year exercise science or rehabilitation related degree). Students should ideally have an undergraduate degree in exercise science, physiology, physiotherapy or similar. The project will involve data collection and intensive exercise training supervision of middle-aged male diabetic patients. Professional or formal (educational) exercise prescription experience is necessary. Student will also be required to test patients exercise capacity in the laboratory (e.g. external respiratory gas analysis), learn and trouble shoot novel near infra-red spectroscopy methods to determine microvascular perfusion and muscle oxidative capacity.
Scholarship Value: $15,000 (excluding tuition fees).

Contact:
Dr. David Rowlands
04 801 5799 ext 63295
d.s.rowlands@massey.ac.nz

Dr. Lee Stoner
04 801 5799 ext 62403
L.Stoner@massey.ac.nz

The School of English and Media Studies is currently seeking applicants for postgraduate scholarships at  Massey University  (New Zealand) in Media Studies for a research project that is externally funded by the Marsden Fund of the New Zealand Royal Society and entitled, “Geographies of Media Convergence: Spaces of Democracy, Connectivity and the Reconfiguration of Cultural Citizenship.”  The chief supervisor of the successful applicants will be Dr Kevin Glynn.
There are scholarships available at Masters (one year fulltime). We welcome applicants who wish to develop their research interests within our overall project theme. We welcome applications from indigenous scholars and Latin American(ist) scholars and scholars working at the intersection of human geography and media studies.

Master’s Scholarship
This scholarship is for a 1-year fulltime Master’s degree (MA or MPhil) by thesis (i.e., no coursework is involved). It will be awarded to an applicant with a high GPA and a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Geography, or a cognate discipline. It covers living costs as well as the full domestic component of tuition fees. The total value of the scholarship is NZD $16,000 plus up to $6,000 in fees. It is open to New Zealand domestic and international students (though international students would be required to provide their own source of funding to make up the shortfall between the domestic and international tuition fees).

Project Summary
We are currently living through a period in which centralized forms of media, such as national television and mainstream journalism, are perceived to be in crisis. This crisis is creating new spaces for the development of alternative ways of knowing, watching and making media. Along with them, media convergence has emerged as a multidimensional concept that references expanding interconnections and interactivity between media technologies, sites, users and production processes, as well as increasingly interactive relationships between politics and popular media cultures. Technological development, media convergence, and attendant transformations of everyday media production, circulation and consumption practices are giving rise to new forms of political discourse and involvement. The proposed research seeks to delineate the possibilities and limitations for contemporary social transformation within this new media ecology. We will do this by exploring a series of media forms, discourses, practices and technologies (including indigenous people’s media as well as contemporary developments in entertainment television) whereby new kinds of cultural citizenship are being actively forged. This project is thus designed to advance incipient dialogues between human geography and media studies by asking how practices within popular cultures of media convergence can contribute to the construction or renovation of democratic citizenship.
The researchers involved with this project will analyze processes of media convergence whereby diverse groups in different parts of the world are actively fashioning new forms of political engagement, identity production and cultural citizenship. The research team will thus explore significant sites of media activity for the production of new political imaginaries within the current global historical conjuncture, which is characterized by four key interrelated elements: 1) the appearance and expansion throughout the world of resurgent and increasingly networked indigenous social movements; 2) the emergence of a highly elaborated and complex convergent media ecology marked by rapid technological development, digitalization, miniaturization and mobilization; 3) the rise and spread of neoliberalism, which is increasingly subject to growing contestation, particularly within Latin America; and 4) increased securitization and militarization organized at multiple levels of social life particularly since September 11, 2001. Within this broad historical conjuncture, areas of focus within our project include 1) the expansion of indigenous television in different parts of the world; and 2) the ongoing transformation of entertainment TV and concomitant proliferation of new modes of interactive engagement with such media by digitally empowered citizens. We propose to examine the processes of convergence culture at work within these phenomena in order to identify and analyze citizenship and citizen-like practices that are occurring across different media formats and platforms.

Application Details
• Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
• The starting date for the scholarship is negotiable)                                 
• All applications must be submitted in paper form .  To expedite the review of applications, we encourage you to also submit an electronic version of your application to this email address: ems@massey.ac.nz
• Your application should include the following:
1. A brief cover letter that contains contact details and your preferred starting date
2. A 1000-word proposal outlining your proposed thesis research and how it fits with the aims of the project
3. Your CV
4. A sample of your academic writing (e.g., a paper from an upper division undergraduate or Honours-level course).
5. An official academic transcript.
• Two letters of recommendation from persons competent to speak about your academic record at University level must be sent separately to the project supervisors via the email addresses below.

Hardcopy applications should be sent to:
Julie McKenzie
English & Media Studies
Massey University
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

Further information and instructions on how to apply can be found at: ems@massey.ac.nz or J.A.McKenzie@massey.ac.nz
Informal enquiries about the scholarship can also be directed to the project supervisors: julie.cupples@ed.ac.uk and K.T.Glynn@massey.ac.nz

  

Masters Programmes from the International Hellenic University: In response to the need for competent specialists in the fields of technology and culture and recognising their critical role in the new economy, the International Hellenic University (IHU) designed two specialist postgraduate programmes, starting with the next enrolment being October 2011: the Master of Science in Energy Systems and the Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology Systems, offered by the School of Science and Technology.

These new postgraduate programmes, taught entirely in English, are expected to make a significant contribution to meeting educational and training needs and social and economic requirements in the wider region of Southeast Europe. The programmes are designed to provide prospective students with novel and competitive skills for the current job market, as well as innovative research opportunities.

The main focus of the programmes is to provide students specialist training, according to their scientific and professional interests. In the first semester of the 12-month programme, students take the core courses considered essential for their area of study. In the second semester, students choose a more specific area of specialisation and can select courses from a range of subjects available for their chosen area of specialisation. During the third semester, students undertake their masters project/dissertation under the supervision of a member of the university’s academic staff on a subject chosen in cooperation with the supervisor.

The teaching staff on the postgraduate programmes comprises academics of international repute from universities in Greece and abroad.

Further information on the programmes of study is available on the website the school ( http://www.tech.ihu.edu.gr/). Prospective candidates can also take the opportunity to attend one of the respective information events organised by the university. They are also welcome to visit the university, booking an appointment in advance. The university teaching facilities are located at the 14th km Thessaloniki-Nea Moudania Road (Thermi Bridge).
The application process is now open for the next academic year, 2011-2012. Applicants receive an answer within ten (10) working days of the university receiving their complete application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year until places are filled.

The IHU offers a number of scholarships based on a combination of objective criteria including academic excellence, past experience, and financial need.

About IHU
The International Hellenic University ( www.ihu.edu.gr ) was founded in 2005 (Law 3391) and is the first state university in Greece to offer programmes of study exclusively in English. Three Schools are currently in operation: the School of Economics and Management, the School of Humanities and the School of Science and Technology. The School of Economics and Management already offers three postgraduate programmes of study: the Executive MBA, the MSc in Management, and the MSc in Banking - Finance. The School of Humanities offers a Master of Arts in Black Sea Cultural Studies.

Contact:
Ioannis Konstas
Mob: +30 6972624907
tel: +30 2310 807532
fax: +30 2310 474520
email: i.konstas@ihu.edu.gr  

 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates

IRAP PhD
International Relativistic Astrophysics Doctorate Program
Duration: 3 years

Programme description: Following the successful scientific space missions by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, as well as the high-energy particle activities at CERN in Genève, IRAP is a Ph.D. program dedicated to the formation of scientists in the field of relativistic astrophysics. The students of such a program will lead the theoretical developments of one of the most active fields of research, based on the above observational and experimental facilities. This program needs expertise in the most advanced topics of mathematical and theoretical physics, and in relativistic field theories. It requires the ability to model the observational data received from the above facilities, as well as all the basic knowledge in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. This activity is necessarily international, no single university can cover the broad expertises.

This has resulted in the programme offered by IRAP PhD in one of the youngest and most dynamic French universities, pole of research and teaching in the Euro-Mediterranean region (PRES): the University of Nice. It benefits from the presence of the astrophysics research institute of Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur involved in relativistic and non-photonic astrophysics as well as of the Center of ICRANet at Villa Ratti, where the coordination of the Doctorate will take place. The participation of the Freie Universität Berlin and of the Einstein Institute in Potsdam offers the possibility of teaching in relativistic field theories at the highest level. The University of Savoie offers the link to the particle physics at CERN. The activities at the University of Rome, at Stockholm University and at ICRA and ICRANet offer teaching programs in all the fields of relativistic astrophysics, including cosmology, the physics of gravitational collapse, gamma-ray bursts, and black hole physics. The University of Ferrara will be present with lectures and researches in the topics they have pioneered such as the development of space missions in X and gamma ray astrophysics and observational cosmology. Through ICRANet the extra-European connections with Brazil, China and India will be guaranteed: in China, with the Shanghai Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Science, studying the formation and evolution of large-scale structure and galaxies; in India, with the Indian Centre for Space Physics (ICSP), renowned for its research on compact objects as well as on solar physics and astrochemistry; in Brazil, with ICRA-BR at CBPF, where a successful program of research and teaching in relativistic astrophysics has been established in recent years.

Website: http://www.irap-phd.org

Partners: UNIVERSITE DE NICE -SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France (Co-ordinating institution) SHANGHAI ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY, China FREE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, Germany AEI -POTSDAM, Germany TARTU OBSERVATORY, Estonia STOCKHOLM UNIVERSTIY, Sweden UNIVERSITY OF FERRARA, Italy UNIVERSITY OF ROME -LA SAPIENZA, Italy BRAZILIAN CENTRE FOR PHYSICS RESEARCH, Brazil OBSERVATORY OF THE CÔTE D'AZUR, France INDIAN CENTRE FOR SPACE PHYSICS, India INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS NETWORK, Italy UNIVERSITY OF SAVOIE, France

Contact: Pascal Chardonnet LAPTH -Université de Savoie 9 Chemin de Bellevue BP 110 74941 Annecy-le-Vieux Cedex -France chardonnet@lapp.in2p3.fr

 

Travel Grants for New Zealanders to Study in France: Every year the French Embassy in Wellington allocates a few Hexagone travel grants to New Zealand students to pursue their studies in France for postgraduate studies at Honours or Master's level. The travel grant consists of 2000 euros (approx NZ$3,800) per student. Preference is given to Political Science, Law, Economics, Business and Management, Science or Engineering students. The student must enrol at a French University or Grande Ecole for at least six months. Travel grants are offered in combination with a social security scholarship for the duration of the studies in France.

From 2009 one Hexagone applicant each year will be awarded the Hexagone principal scholarship worth 12,000 euros, for studies in France at Master's level. Note that a number of courses are taught in English. For a list of available courses, visit: www.campusfrance.org/fr/b-agence/espacedoc_infos.htm#forma_en

For further information contact: culture.france@atrix.gen.nz , www.ambafrance-nz.org , www.onisep.fr , www.education.gouv.fr , or www.campusfrance.org .

 

Eiffel Doctoral Scholarships: These scholarships are offered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to international students for doctoral studies in France. Since 2006, one of these scholarships per year has been offered to a NZ student.

For further details visit: www.egide.asso.fr

 

University Undergraduate Scholarships in Saudi Arabia: A limited number of scholarships are available for NZ students wishing to study in Saudi Arabia. Two types of scholarships are available - Muslim and Non-Muslim Students 1-2 Scholarships per year at King Saud Maile University, and Muslim Students 2-3 Scholarships per year at Islamic Male University of Medina.

Criteria: Students must be between 18-25 yrs; hold a valid NZ passport; be required to undertake Arabic Language studies for two years; after completion of language training, the scholarship holder may study undergraduate programmes at any Faculty (except medicine or engineering).

The Scholarship provides: free tuition; free text books in Arabic language; single person accommodation; monthly stipend of NZ$400 per month; subsidised meals from University cafeteria; medical expenses; annual return air ticket.

For further information contact: Tony Davies. NZ Education Attache to the GCC, NZ Embassy, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh. email: tony.davies@mfat.govt.nz

 

Environmental Governance (MEG) and Forest Ecology and Management (FEM) International MSC Programmes at Freiburg University, Germany: The MSc course 'Environmental Governance' focuses on socio-economic issues, whereas 'Forest Ecology and Management' concentrates on ecological aspects. Both courses are taught entirely in English and have a duration of two years.

For further information visit: www.meg.uni-frieburg.de and www.fem.uni-freiburg.de

 

Kennedy Trust Scholarship: Available to support a Masters (by thesis) student to undertake research of relevance to the Gas Industry. It is hoped that this project will begin in 2010, but proposals will be considered from prospective candidates and/or supervisors for projects beginning later than this. The scholarship is up to $7,000 for one year.

A particular area of relevance to the Gas Industry has been identified as "The Effects of Supply Chain Dynamics on Consumer Perception of Natural Gas as a Valid Option for New Zealand'. This may be the thesis title for the Masters, or a similar thesis title would be considered. Specific topics that may be part of the thesis study are: Supply chain logistics; The influence of public policy interactions and regulatory process; Climate change issues from a carbon footprint perspective; Technology innovation and commercial arrangements in a competitive market.

Potential students may come from various disciplines such as Engineering, Energy/Science, Marketing & Management and there may be different approaches such as measurability, presentation and perceptions.

Background reading on issues may be found in:
1 Understanding the Contribution of Direct Use of Gas to New Zealand’s Future Energy Efficiency Objectives. A report produced for the Gas Association of New Zealand, by the New Zealand Centre for Advanced Engineering. November 2007 (www.ganz.org.nz/).
2 Recommendations on Direct Use of Gas. The Government Policy Statement on Gas required the Gas Industry Company Limited to provide advice to the Minister on whether policies on the direct use of gas might mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and the likely cost of those policies. In December 2009, the Company provided the Associate Minister with its recommendation (http://www.gasindustry.co.nz/sites/default/files/u12/DUoG_- _Recommendation_to_the_Associate_Minister_December_152089.3.pdf).

For an Application Form: go to CAENZ web site http://www.caenz.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106:kennedy-trust-scholarship-2011&catid=6:latest-news&Itemid=51 Enquiries to:
CAENZ
KEST Application Co-ordinator
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Phone: +64- 3-364-2478 Fax: +64-3-364-2069  

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Building Research Scholarships:  Available to assist students with outstanding academic credentials to research in fields which are deemed to be of importance to the construction sector.

The list of preferred areas of expertise to be funded is revised at regular intervals. The list of topics is available from http://www.branz.co.nz/scholarships but please note this is not exclusive, and proposals to address other topics are welcome, especially if they align well to the New Zealand Construction Industry Council research agenda (http://www.nzcic.co.nz/Research.cfm) or to BRANZ 2011 Research and Information Agenda (http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=98a0a91298629241dfc473f055fdb60a40a16a5e). If you have a very good academic record and a project you think will be of value to our sector, please enquire whether you are eligible.

How to apply
Send to the BRANZ Group Chief Executive a report including the following:

•Your CV, including details of undergraduate (and/or graduate) course grades, the name and structure of the course that you wish to follow, and the name of the tertiary institution at which you plan to be enrolled.
•The name of the research supervisor and a note from him/her endorsing your proposal as appropriate (we will not make a final decision until we have this).
•A comment on how you believe the work will assist your career aspirations.
•An explanation of how the research will (assuming it is successful) assist the New Zealand building and construction sector.
•A description of the intended research project in sufficient detail to allow assessment of it by BRANZ staff.
If your application is successful, you will also be required to submit a project plan indicating proposed milestones at which payments will be made, which must be agreed by BRANZ before the first payment is made. Progress against this plan will need to be certified by your supervisor.

Further information is available from: http://www.branz.co.nz/scholarships

There are no specific closing dates for submissions for consideration by BRANZ.

 

Massey University College of Education Students Association (MUCESA) Charitable Trust Scholarship: Available to students who are enrolled internally at Massey University's Palmerston North campus studying a teaching qualification.  The point of the scholarship is to take on an activity or skill that will improve you are a teacher.   Examples include, learning the guitar, attending a related conference, public speaking, arts courses and tuition.

Each year the Trust will issue two scholarships up to the value of $1000.00 scholarships. There is no specific closing date and applications are considered several times a year.  Once an application is received the applicant will be notified of when they can expect a response by.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

There is no specific closing date.

 

Massey University Doctoral Scholarships: Doctoral Scholarships and Doctoral Scholarships for Maori are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University and are awarded on academic ranking. Doctoral scholarships are offered through the Colleges and are aligned with research priorities of the University. The value of the Doctoral Scholarship shall be $25,000 per annum to a maximum of 3 years. Recipients are responsible for the payment of their fees.

The Scholarships are open to persons who are enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time for a research paper of 120 credits during a 12 month period towards a Doctoral degree at Massey University.  A full-time candidate will be expected to work 40 - 50 hours per week on their Doctoral qualification. Part-time applicants are not eligible. Applicants already holding a PhD are not eligible to apply. Consideration will normally only be given to students with a GPA of 7.5 or better (on a 9 point scale). This is above an average grade of A-.

Please Note: All domestic applicants for the Massey University Doctoral Scholarships are considered for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships. The Vice Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded on academic ranking to the top domestic students. The Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships are awarded in October each year to domestic doctoral recipients who start their scholarship within the funding year.

In the first instance,

please read the College specific information on the website regarding the College process for scholarships

College of Sciences - http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/search-results/search-results_home.cfm?page=award_display&scholarship_id=1191

College of Humanities and Social Sciences - http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/search-results/search-results_home.cfm?page=award_display&scholarship_id=1188

College of Health - http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/search-results/search-results_home.cfm?page=award_display&scholarship_id=1179

College of Business - http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/search-results/search-results_home.cfm?page=award_display&scholarship_id=1203

College of Creative Arts - PhD administrator - creativePhD@massey.ac.nz Please do NOT send unsolicited College of Creative Arts applications. Please read the information regarding the process for scholarship application http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/search-results/search-results_home.cfm?page=award_display&scholarship_id=118

 

Writable application forms are available from  http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

NOTE: closing dates shown on the website are for the Scholarships Office use only. Do NOT send unsolicited applications.

 

Kiwiplan Scholarships: Open to students in their penultimate year of study (yr 3 of a 4 year degree) towards a Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) or Bachelor of Science with Honours (Computer Science) with a focus on Software Engineering.

Selection Criteria
The basis of selection will be for students in their penultimate year of study with:
(i) An academic merit of a B average grade or above
(ii) Study and experience of direct relevance in Computer Science
(iii) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
(iv) Excellent verbal and written English language skills
(v) Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
(vi) Excellent project management and problem solving skills
(vii) Having demonstrated as being a self-starter
(viii) An interest in software for manufacturing industries

Conditions of the Scholarship
The recipients will receive summer vacation employment with Kiwiplan (located in Auckland).  The Scholarship will therefore be awarded on the condition that applicants are committed to being available for full time summer vacation employment commencing around mid to late November, through to late February.  Kiwiplan will accommodate holiday plans (unpaid) of up to 2 weeks during this period where requested.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 31 July 2015.

 

NZ Federation of Graduate Women Postgraduate Fellowship: For female graduates of a NZ University or a graduate of another university that has resided in NZ for at least 5 years. usually awarded for doctoral study; sometimes  awarded for masters at a prestigious overseas university.

Full regulations and online application forms are available from:

https://nzfgw-applications.org

Applications close 31 July 2014.

 

SCI Seligman Fellowship - 6 month funded Food Engineering placement: The placement is offered by the SCI Seligman Trust. 

The trust offer a 6 month funded fellowship in the UK for recent food engineering graduates and post-graduates who are non-UK residents currently working in industry or academia and would be able to come to the UK to dedicate a continuous period of up to six months on project based studies in food engineering to develop their skills and acquire relevant state-of-the-art knowledge.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

http://www.soci.org/awards/scholarships-and-fellowships

Applications close 31 July 2015.

 

Zonta Club of East Auckland Presidents’ Scholarship: Available to NZ citizens who are 25yrs or over as at 31 July 2015, do not hold a tertiary qualification and is studying in her 2nd year or above for a diploma or bachelors degree, and lives within the boundaries of the Zonta Club, East Auckland

 (To the North, Tamaki River; East, The Coast; West, Southern Motorway; South, Redoubt Road).

Application forms are available from Robyn Fox robyn@fox.co.nz

Applications close 4pm, 31 July 2015.

Claude McCarthy Fellowships: Open to graduates of any NZ university to travel overseas for a short period to undertake “original work, research or present a paper at a conference in literature, science or medicine”. (The words literature, science or medicine will be interpreted liberally.)

PLEASE NOTE: Funding is awarded for use in the academic year following the year of application.

1.    Awards do not normally exceed $5,000 and are intended to supplement other sources of funding.
2.    Applications for conference attendance will be enhanced if combined with other research activities.
3.    Applications will only be considered from those who have been enrolled in their PhD programme for at least one year at the time of application.
4.    Awards shall normally be available for periods of up to three months. No award shall be made at any time for a period exceeding one year.
5.    Awards may be made to cover travel costs, reasonable accommodation costs, conference registration costs and, if appropriate, research related costs.
6.    Fellows must use the fellowship funds whilst registered for a doctoral degree or at the latest within four months of the date of submission.

It is essential the application process is begun well before the closing date. Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date. 

Full regulations and the on-line application form is available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/claudemccarthy

Applications close 1 August 2015. 

 

Fulbright-Ministry of Science and Innovation Graduate Awards: Available to NZ graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in areas targeted to support growth and innovation in NZ. The awards are available in fields of science and innovation including enabling technologies such as biotechnology and Information Communication Technology (ICT); emerging areas of science such as nanotechnology; and supporting areas of study relevant to New Zealand’s sustainable economic development and future economic growth. This includes, but is not limited to, research on food, agriculture, niche manufacturing, creative technologies, energy and environmental sciences.

To be eligible, you must have completed the equivalent of four years full-time tertiary study and obtained a bachelor’s degree by the time you take up your award, but not yet hold a doctoral degree; plan to undertake full-time postgraduate study or research at a US institution for a period of at least six months; and meet the citizenship requirements for this award. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens.

Full regulations, application forms and support documents are available from: Available from http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzgraduate/fulbright-msi/

Applications close 1 August 2015.


Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Student Awards: For promising graduate students in any field to complete a post graduate degree or work towards a NZ doctorate degree at an American University.

To be eligible, you must: have completed the equivalent of four years full-time study at tertiary level and obtained a bachelor’s degree by the time you take up your award, but not yet hold a doctoral degree; plan to undertake full-time postgraduate study or research at a US institution for a period of at least six months; and be a New Zealand citizen.

Full regulations, application forms and supporting documents are available from:

http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzgraduate/general/

Applications close 1 August 2015.


Fulbright-EQC Award in Natural Disaster Research: This award offers a promising NZ graduate wishing to study in the area of natural disaster research the change to complete a postgraduate degree in an American university or to carry out research for a New Zealand post graduate degree.

The award is available for research into the risks posed by natural disasters, the hazards they present, their impact, society’s vulnerability, mitigation and management measures.

Full regulations, application forms and supporting documents are available from: http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzgraduate/fulbright-eqc/

Applications close 1 August 2015.



Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Graduate Award:
Available for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research in the US in a field of indigenous development. The award is available for study or research which fits within one of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s research themes.

Full regulations, application forms and supporting documents are available from: http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzgraduate/fulbright-npmgraduate/

Applications close 1 August 2015.


New Zealand Marine Sciences Society First Overseas Conference Travel Fund: Available to help young researchers present their work at an overseas conference. Applicants must be postgrad and studying some aspect of marine science at a New Zealand institution.

Full regulations and how to apply are available from: http://nzmss.org/nzmss-student-support/#FirstOverseasConferenceTravelFund

Applications close 1 August 2015.


Rhodes Scholarship: For students between 19-25 years of age who have completed, or are completing a bachelors degree, and wish to study at Oxford University, UK.


Eligibility Criteria for New Zealand applicants Candidates must:
1. on 1 August in the year of application be a citizen of New Zealand or hold a New Zealand Permanent Resident visa.
2. by 1 August in the year of application have spent at least five of the previous ten years in New Zealand.
3. by the time of entry to Oxford have graduated with an undergraduate degree.
4. be of an age that they will have passed their nineteenth and not passed their twenty-fifth birthday by 1 October in the year they would begin study at Oxford.*
*Note: For applications in 2015 to begin study at Oxford in 2016

Full regulations are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/rhodes

Applications close 1 August 2015.


Woolf Fisher Scholarships: Up to three Scholarships each year are offered and are tenable at the University of Cambridge for three or four years of postgraduate research leading to a doctoral degree or equivalent.
Woolf Fisher Scholars will have shown outstanding academic ability and will possess many of the qualities admired by Woolf Fisher: integrity, leadership, boldness of vision and exceptional zeal, keenness and capacity for work.
The main objective of the Trustees is that Woolf Fisher Scholars will make a significant commitment to New Zealand and become leaders in their fields.

Eligibility
The Scholarships are open to New Zealand citizens who:
(a) are under the age of thirty in the year of application (i.e. will not have reached their thirtieth birthday by 31 December in the year the application is submitted)
(b) attended a secondary school in New Zealand for at least two years, and
(c) have graduated or are expected to graduate with a first-class honours degree from a university in New Zealand.
No application will be considered from a student already living outside of New Zealand and no award will be made for post-doctoral study.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/woolffisher

Applications close 1 August 2015.

 

AIMES Awards: These Awards are presented to young people of the North Harbour Region, between the ages of 10-25, who have achieved excellence in the categories of the Arts; IT- Innovation & Science; Music; Education; Sport and Service to the Community (Hence - AIMES).

To be eligible to apply for a North Harbour Club AIMES Award, applicants must:-

•Be aged between 10 - 25 years as at Friday 7th August 2015 (10 - 13 years will be in a 'Junior' category)
•Have lived in the North Harbour region and/or can demonstrate a strong affiliation with the North Harbour region for a period of not less than two calendar years.
•Be able to demonstrate the achievement of excellence in their chosen field.
•Be able to complete all sections and meet the expectations of the application form in full as requested.

Full regulations, frequently asked questions, and application forms are available from: www.northharbourclub.co.nz  

Applications open Monday 22 June and close 7 August 2015.

Keystone Trust Student Study Scholarship: Open to  school leavers attending uni/tech in 2016 to study a degree in a property related field, such as architecture, construction, engineering, planning, property management, real estate, quantity surveying, or valuation.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/keystone-scholarships/Keystone-Study-Awards

Applications close 13 August 2015.

Zonta Study Award South Auckland: Open to women over 25yrs of age to further their career goals. Applicants must live in the region bounded by the Tamaki Estuary in the north and Pokeno in the south, excluding east Manukau.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:  www.zontasouthauckland.org.nz  and click on Awards, Study Awards Information.

Applications close 14 August 2015.

Fletcher Property Scholarship: Open to students who have an interest in Construction Management, and have
successfully completed at least one year of course work Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/fletcher-scholarship-info

Applications close 18 August 2015

Keystone Trust - Barnes Beagley Doherr Quantity Surveying Scholarship: Open to  applicants who have successfully completed 1 year of course work at  Massey University - School of the Built Environment, and who have an in interest in a career in Quantity Surveying. Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents.

 One scholarship on offer up to value of $5,000.00 per annum for 1 or 2 years.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/barnesbeagleydoherr-scholarship-info

Applications close 18 August 2015

Keystone New Zealand Coffey Projects Property Scholarship: Open to applicants in their final or penultimate year and have an interest in Property Management. Applicants must be completing a degree in architecture, engineering, valuation, quantity surveying, property management, construction management or real estate. Eligible Students at Massey University with be studying in the School of Business (Valuation and Property Management). Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents.

The scholarship value of up to $5,000 per annum (as determined by the Trustees), will be paid for each year in which the award applies, toward fees and course costs and for accommodation twice per annum. The scholarship is available for up to two consecutive years as determined by the Trustees and Coffey Projects.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/keystone-scholarships/the-key-sponsor-scholarships

Applications close 18 August 2015

Keystone Scentre Group - Westfield Property Scholarship: Open to Year 2 or 3 students who are NZ citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in property related courses at a NZ university. Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents.

The Recipient must use the award for study directly associated with the property industry in New Zealand.The qualification sought should fall within a recognised major discipline such as; valuation or property management. It is applicable to applicants who have successfully completed some years of course work and either be in their penultimate year or final year.

The Scholarship value of up to $5000 per annum (as determined by the Trustees) will be paid for each year in which the award applies toward fees and course costs and for accommodation as each term commences.The scholarship is available for up to two consecutive years as determined by the Trustees.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/keystone-scholarships/the-key-sponsor-scholarships

Applications close 18 August 2015

Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship: Available to support new student athletes enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in sport and who show future potential in their chosen sport. Applicants must be intending to enrol either full time or part time (a minimum of 45 credits) in the first year of a Bachelor degree programme in the year following the award of the scholarship.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

 

Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achievers Scholarship (Academic): Available to new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of academic excellence. Applicants must be intending to enrol either full time or part time (a minimum of 45 credits) in the first year of a Bachelor degree programme in the year following the award of the scholarship.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

 

Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achievers Scholarship (Arts): Available to new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of excellence in one or more of the arts fields both inside and outside of the school context. Applicants must be intending to enrol either full time or part time (a minimum of 45 credits) in the first year of a Bachelor degree programme in the year following the award of the scholarship.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

Massey University Albany Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Academic Excellence Award: Open to applicants currently attending a North Shore or West Auckland secondary school who intend studying fulltime in an undergraduate degree programme at Massey University Albany campus. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 20 NCEA L2 credits (or equivalent in CIE or IB), and have results which reflect a level of excellence across a range of subjects recognised by an endorsement of Excellence or Merit, and/or excellence within the subject areas of proposed study. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence Award: Available to secondary school students for achievement of academic excellence in the natural sciences who are intending enrolling at the Albany Campus, Massey University. Recipients are expected to be committed to studying and completing the Bachelor of Natural Sciences degree. Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 20 NCEA level 2 credits (or the equivalent in CIE or IB) in each of four subjects from the approved list. Credits would normally be expected to reflect a level of excellence across a range of subjects recognised by an endorsement of Excellence or Merit, and/or excellence within the subject areas of proposed study.

There is one award, worth $5,700. Continuing support in years two and three of the degree and potentially support into the fourth years Masterate programme will be dependent on continuing high performance (approximately an A grade average).

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship: Open to students intending to enrol full-time in the first year of a Bachelor degree business programme at any Massey University campus who have a previous record of leadership and high academic achievement. Specific programmes are listed in the regulations. Applicants for the Massey Business School 'Future Leaders' Scholarship must have attained an NCEA Level 2 certificate at Year 12 and in the opinion of the school, must be clearly capable of achieving University Entrance. Applicants must also have been the leader of a school academic or cultural group or captain of the school's top sports team in a code.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

 

Encouraging Kiwis into Engineering Massey University Full-Fees Scholarship: Open to domestic students who are currently in Year 13 at a school in NZ studying NCEA Level 3 or equivalent in Mathematics with Calculus, Physics and perhaps also Chemistry (depending on the major you wish to study) who intend enrolling at Massey University in a Bachelor of Engineering.

The successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid each year for a period of four years, conditionally on all papers being passed each year.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

Bachelor of Information Sciences / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) Scholarship: Open to current YR 13 NZ citizens or permanent residents who intend enrolling in a Bachelor of Information Sciences or Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) at Massey University. The scholarship is aimed at students who have already had some encounter with computing while at school, either through the development of websites, apps, or other computer programs, or through encouraging others to engage with computing.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 20 August 2015.

Health Research Council Summer Studentships (Ethics): For students undertaking a project for 10 weeks in the field of ethics of health research.  The Scholarship is $5,000. Topics should align with the following HRC goals:
- Invest in research that meets NZ health needs and research that has international impact
- Maximise the benefits of health research
- Champion the integrity of the health research environment
- Enhance the value of the organisation

The project should be a discrete piece of research that is achievable within the period of the studentship.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 28 August 2015.

 

Fonterra Research & Development Centre Scholarship: Up to 3 scholarships are available to students currently enrolled as a final year student at a New Zealand secondary school, who intend to work in innovation, research & development and who are enrolled or intending to enrol in full time study at Massey University in the following courses: Degree in Technology, Degree in Engineering and Degree in Science (majoring in one of the following Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, and Biological Sciences).

The value of the scholarship is $4000 for each year of study they complete up to a maximum of four years. In addition, a mentor and summer work opportunity for 12 weeks is provided as part of the scholarship.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 31 August 2015.

New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women  - Susan Byrne Memorial Award: To enable mature graduate women (35yrs or older) to retrain for a change in career in mid life by furthering their studies at a NZ tertiary institution. Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: https://nzfgw-applications.org/

Applications close 31 August 2015.

 

Macmillan Brown Prize for Writers: Open to all undergraduates and to all graduates of not more than three years' standing. Applicants submit either an essay, a short story, a poem or group of poems, a short play, or other work in an appropriate form, dealing imaginatively with any theme. This may be previously published original material.

Compositions will not be accepted unless accompanied by a formal application form,
available from the Scholarships website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships/ 

Applications close 5pm, 31 August 2015

 

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust: Available to assist women intending to pursue an educational programme for the purpose of gaining a qualification that will enable them:
o Entry into the workforce.
o A change in occupation.
o Further qualifications in the occupation in which they are already employed.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, and be at least 25 yrs of age.

Full regulations and information on how to apply are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 1 September 2015.

 

Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology: For students studying either a Masterate or Doctorate at a NZ University in either innovation and product development, or bioprocess technology.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have resided in New Zealand for at least three years immediately preceding the year of selection.
Applicants will have completed the requirements for a BTech, BEng, BE degree or equivalent (by the end of the year), with honours where they are awarded, at a New Zealand university and in a field appropriate to their intended postgraduate study.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date.

Full regulations are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/dick-and-mary-earle Candidates should complete the Universities NZ on-line scholarships application website https://universitiesnz.communityforce.com

Applications close 1 September 2015.

 

NZ Federation of Business & Professional Women Extramural Study Awards: To assist NZ women who have been studying extramurally in ANY DISCIPLINE towards a first bachelor's degree. Applicants must, by the end of the current year, have completed no fewer than 210 credits (120 credits of which were completed as extramural study) towards a first degree.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 1 September 2015.

Resource Management Law Association Postgraduate Scholarship: For NZ citizens or permanent residents enrolled for a Masters including an undergraduate Honours degree involving advanced levels of research who are studying a topic related to the application of Resource Management in NZ.   

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.rmla.org.nz/scholarships-awards/scholarship

Applications close 1 September 2015.

R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship: For students enrolled in a PhD in the physical sciences and engineering, with preference given to research aimed at information/image processing to studies in medicine, the physical sciences, astronomy or engineering.

Award guidelines are available on the website: website http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/funds/bates-scholarship/  

Applications close 1 September 2015.

 

Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research: For doctoral students undertaking research in the field of Energy which may have wide relevance including value to New Zealand.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, or hold New Zealand Permanent Residency. Applicants must hold an appropriate bachelors degree with first or second class honours, or masters degree, and have already demonstrated a capacity for research. Those currently in their final year of study for such a tertiary qualification are eligible to apply for the scholarship, but any award made would be conditional upon the successful completion of that tertiary qualification.

The value of the scholarship is $25,000 per annum, plus tuition fees. In addition, an amount of $3,000 will be available during the term of the scholarship for attendance at an appropriate conference.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date.

Full regulations are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/toddenergy. Candidates should complete the Universities NZ on-line scholarships application website https://universitiesnz.communityforce.com

Applications close 1 September 2015.

 

Health Research Council Summer Studentships Pacific Health Research: Available to introduce research to those students who have the potential to develop careers involving Pacific health research. Applications are sought from students wishing to be involved in a Pacific Health Research project over the summer vacation.

The project should be a discrete piece of research that is achievable within the period of the studentship (usually ten weeks). Research projects should be related directly to the health of iwi Maori and/or Pacific peoples with the precise topic to be determined by the applicant and their supervisor.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: www.hrc.govt.nz

Applications close 2 September 2015.

Pacific Health Research Masters Scholarship: Masters Scholarships are intended to provide one year of personal support for applicants completing the research component of a master’s degree. Applicants eligible to apply may come from any discipline, as long as the proposed research links to health and good health outcomes for Pacific peoples. The applicant must be enrolled in the final year and undertaking the research component of their Masters degree that contributes to the HRC’s mission of “benefiting New Zealand through health research”.The masters scholarship provides $10,000 of personal support for students in their final year or thesis. Additionally, $1,000 for mentoring costs and tuition fees is available.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

http://www.hrc.govt.nz/funding-opportunities/pacific-development#pacific-health-research-masters-scholarship

Applications close 2 September 2015.

Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship:

The PhD scholarship offers personal support for outstanding graduate students for three years. The research programme is generally aimed at a PhD or doctorate in any discipline related to improving the health of Pacific peoples. 

The value of the postgraduate scholarship will normally be $25,000 per annum for three years. Course fees can be claimed (for three years) on a reimbursement basis. One $10,000 grant to cover research expenses will also be paid. There is also a $3,000 grant for mentoring costs ($1,000 per annum).

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

http://www.hrc.govt.nz/funding-opportunities/pacific-development#pacific-health-research-phd-scholarships

Applications close 2 September 2015.

 

Health Research Council Summer Studentships Maori Health Research: Available to introduce research to those students who have the potential to develop careers involving Maori health research. Applications are sought from students undertaking health related courses wishing to be involved in a Maori health research project over the summer vacation.

The project should be a discrete piece of research that is achievable within the period of the studentship (usually ten weeks). Research projects should be related directly to the health of iwi Maori and/or Pacific peoples with the precise topic to be determined by the applicant and their supervisor.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: www.hrc.govt.nz

Applications close 3 September 2015.

Maori Health Research Masters Scholarships: Available to a Maori student undertaking the research component of their Masters degree. Applicants may come from any discipline as long as the research links to health and good health outcomes for Maori. The scholarship provides $10,000 of personal support for students in their final year or thesis. Additionally, $1,000 for mentoring costs and tuition fees is available.

Full regulations and application information is available from http://www.hrc.govt.nz/funding-opportunities/maori-development#maori-health-research-masters-scholarships

Applications close 3 September 2015.

Maori Health Research PhD Scholarships: Available to outstanding graduate students in any discipline whose proposed research programme for a PhD is relavant to Maori health. The PhD Scholarship provides three years of personal support of up to $25,000 per annum, plus course fees up to $10,000 in total research working expenses and a tikanga allowance.

Full regulations and application information is available from

http://www.hrc.govt.nz/funding-opportunities/maori-development#māori-health-research-phd-scholarships

Applications close 3 September 2015.

 

Rider Levett Bucknall Professional Quantity Surveyor of the Year Scholarship: Available to provide financial support and an opportunity for a Bachelor of Construction Quantity Surveying student completing his/her first or second year of study to gain work experience.
Upon graduation Rider Levett Bucknall may also make an offer of full time employment.

Eligibility
The recipient will be a New Zealand citizen who is based on the Massey University, Auckland campus. He/she will be a second or third year Bachelor of Construction Quantity Surveying student.

Selection Criteria
The basis of selection will be for students with:
•    Academic success as demonstrated in course results to date
•    Leadership qualities and/or commitment to the community or sporting activities
•    Openness and willingness to learn
•    Ability to learn from their experiences
•    A high level of determination
•    A strong interest in automation and control systems

Conditions of the Scholarship
The recipients will receive summer vacation employment with Rider Levett Bucknall (located in Auckland). The Scholarship will therefore be awarded on the condition that applicants are committed to being available for full time summer vacation employment commencing around mid to late November, through to late February. Rider Levett Bucknall will accommodate holiday plans of up to 2 weeks during this period where requested.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 5 September 2015.

 

Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand - Summer Research Scholarships: A number of student scholarships are available for the forthcoming summer break.  Projects must relate in some way to child injury prevention (intentional or unintentional) and preference will be given to those that will be of immediate practical benefit to the community.

The scholarships are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The scope for projects is extremely wide, and includes such possibilities as:

Re:  Unintentional Injuries (child accidents)
•    the design of a practical counter-measure to a recognised hazard
•    field testing of a specific hypothesis
•    preparation of educational material for use by children
•    literature reviews
•    critical analysis of existing prevention strategies (including legislative provisions)
•    critical reviews of childhood unintentional injury campaigns
•    critical analysis of media reporting of childhood unintentional injuries
•    analysis of the role of the environment in childhood unintentional injuries

Re: Intentional Injuries (child abuse)
•    literature reviews
•    critical analysis of existing prevention strategies
•    critical analysis of current relevant legislation
•    critical analysis of media coverage of child abuse cases
•    analysis of causal factors
•    field testing of a specific hypothesis
•    preparation of educational material.

Guidelines as to the format for applications, together with the relevant forms, have been forwarded to your departmental office.  Guidelines and Application forms can also be obtained from:
            Dr D C Geddis, Honorary Consultant
            dgandbw@hotmail.com

Application forms are available from: http://www.safekids.org.nz/index.php/page/cipfnz

Applications close 11 September 2015.

AMP Scholarship Programme: These scholarships support talented Kiwis by encouraging and assisting them to achieve their goals and ‘do their thing’.  Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents. There are a number of different Scholarships available: AMP Study Start, AMP National Scholarships, AMP People’s Choice, and AMP Regional Scholarships. (You need to select the categories you wish to apply for).

Full regulations and the online application form are available from: www.doyourthing.co.nz

Applications close 18 September 2015.

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science: Open to full-time students of Maori descent who are enrolled in a one or two year masters degree in a broad range of science disciplines, including the physical, mathematical and computational, earth, environment, marine, social, health, biological, biomedical, human, and behavioural sciences.

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science (the Scholarship) comprises a grant of $10,000.  In addition, in consultation with the successful candidate, the Foundation may appoint an academic mentor for the duration of his or her studies.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 18 September 2015.

Ian Diamond Scholarship: Open to New Zealanders engaged in aviation engineering, in the broadest sense of the meaning – i.e. from any airline, RNZAF, helicopters or any sector of the aviation industry who are now looking to undertake University study to advance their careers in aviation.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 30 September 2015.

Ngarimu VC & 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships: Open to NZ Maori studying at a registered New Zealand tertiary institution who are able to show characteristics of the ideal applicant and are able to demonstrate their contribution to whanau, hapu or iwi following successful completion of their study.

5 scholarships are available:
•3 undergraduate awards - $10,000.00 each per year of full time study, for up to 5 years
•one masters award - $15,000.00 per year of full time study, for up to 2 years
•one doctoral scholarship - $25,000.00 per year of full time study, for up to 2 years. The Doctoral scholarship is to support doctoral candidates through the final 24 months of study.

The Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board is looking for applicants who
•meet the scholarship criteria and
•possess characteristics that are considered consistent with those of the 28th (Maori) Battalion.

Please read the background of these scholarships and the characteristics of an ideal applicant: http://www.education.govt.nz/further-education/scholarships/ngarimu-vc-and-28th-maori-battalion-memorial-scholarships/#background

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.education.govt.nz/further-education/scholarships/ngarimu-vc-and-28th-maori-battalion-memorial-scholarships/#background

Applications close 30 September 2015.

NEW

Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia: Open to top U/G or P/G students wanting to undertake study or research in Asia. in a subject area that can be linked to NZ’s economic or trade agenda, including, but not limited to: business studies; law; food technology; design and languages. The PMSA will also support  trade or economic-related.

The value of the PMSA Scholarship is based on the level and length of study, the destination country and institution. The scholarship can cover costs including tuition fees, return economy class flights, accommodation, a living allowance, and medical insurance. The scholarship will not necessarily cover all costs, and does not cover accompanying spouse or dependants.

Programmes supported by the scholarship must be at least six weeks duration and can be up to two years.
 
Countries
 ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as China, Japan, Korea, India and the Middle East.
 

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

http://educationnz.govt.nz/how-we-work/scholarships/pmsa

Applications close 30 September 2015.

OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Doctoral / Masters / Hons Scholarships:
Available to support postgraduate study and research in farm business management at Lincoln University and Massey University. Applicants must be full-time students eligible to register for an Doctoral / Masters / Honours degree at Lincoln University or Massey University.

Applicants research interests must align with the research programme of the Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management as outlined at http://www.onefarm.ac.nz/education/scholarships/applications-for-scholarships-2015-2016/

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 30 September 2015.

Schwarzman Scholarships: A fully-funded Master's Degree program available in China.

Program highlights include:

  • Fully funded, one-year Master’s Degree program from Tsinghua University in Beijing - one of China's most prestigious universities.
  • Up to 200 scholars chosen annually from the U.S., China and around the world, with a first cohort of 100 enrolling in July of 2016.
  • Courses designed and taught by a global mix of faculty, including academics from Tsinghua, Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Princeton and Stanford.
  • Scholars can pursue concentrations in economics & business, public policy, and international studies.
  • Scholars will have unrivaled exposure to China with internships, mentorship, and thematic travel experiences that are an integral part of the student experience.

 

You can learn more about the program at these links:

Program | Academics | Admissions | Eligibility | Scholarship Funding | Frequently Asked Questions

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

Applications close 1 October 2015.

BING'S Scholarship: Open to Massey University students who will be studying at Masters level (thesis year) in the field of Agriculture. Please note that although applications close in 2015, you must be intending studying your Masters thesis in Psychology in 2016. The scholarship is worth $2,000.

Full regulations and on-line application forms are available from: http://www.nzvcc.ac.nz/scholarships/bings

Please note: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information. You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date.

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Prince of Wales Scholarship: Open to NZ citizens who are graduates of a NZ university and are wishing to study a PhD at Cambridge University. The scholarship will normally be taken up in the British academic year starting in the October of the year following application. The scholarship will pay the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate (either arts or science), approved College fee, and an annual stipend sufficient for a single person. The award will be tenable for a maximum of three years.

The award of a scholarship will be dependent upon the applicant’s successful admission to Cambridge.

Full regulations and on-line application forms are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/princeofwales

Please note: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information. You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date.

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering: Available to help women entering their first year of full time study to undertake undergraduate study for degrees in engineering and technology at New Zealand universities. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents with at least three years proven residence in New Zealand.

Full regulations and on-line applications are available from http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/ednawaddell

Applications close 1 October 2015.

 

Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarship: Available to students who are NZ citizens or Permanent Residents, have a good academic record and are (in 2015) undertaking full time study for the thesis year of a Masters degree or PhD and are able to demonstrate good citizenship and show leadership potential.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ (note that writable application forms are available from www.freemasons.co.nz)

Applications close 1 October 2015.

 

Freemasons University Scholarship: Available to students who are NZ citizens or Permanent Residents, who have a good academic record, and will be entering their final year of full time study in a Bachelor's degree, an undergraduate diploma, an honours degree, postgraduate diploma or first year of a two-year Masters degree in 2015. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate good citizenship and show leadership potential.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ (note that writable application forms are available from www.freemasons.co.nz)

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Freyberg Scholarship:

Freyberg Scholarships are awarded to encourage graduate study into areas relevant to national security.

Study should be undertaken at a recognised institution in an Asia-Pacific country, including Canada and the United States. The scholarships are not available for study within, or from, New Zealand.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who meet the following academic requirements: they should normally have obtained at least second class honours, division A, or equivalent in their qualifying degree and have completed academic studies in political science, history, economics or some other discipline that may be considered an appropriate foundation for such study.

Note that preference will be given to applicants seeking funding for Masters level study (refer to the Regulations).

$70,000 will be made available annually for the award of one or more scholarships.

Candidates for the scholarships must undertake in writing that if awarded a scholarship they will at the conclusion of their study under the scholarship return to New Zealand to take up residence in New Zealand for not less than two years. The Selection Board may, however, waive this requirement in any particular case or release scholarship holders from the undertaking given by them.

Full regulations and on-line applications are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/freyberg

Please note: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information. You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date.

Applications close 1 October 2015.

 

Henry Kelsey Research Scholarships: Available to individuals to undertake research towards a postgraduate degree at a New Zealand University or research institution, for the purpose of studying muscular function, including the causes and treatment of muscular dysfunction.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and have completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with Honours where they are awarded, in a field appropriate to their intended study.

Full regulations and on-line applications are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/henrykelsey

Please note: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information. You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date.

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Lovell & Berys Clark Scholarships: Available to graduates of any university in New Zealand who are enrolled or intending to enrol (in 2015) at Massey University in postgraduate studies (including Master's & PhD).

When making the selection the Committee shall give preference to applicants from between three broad categories:

· Science/Biotechnology/Agriculture · Humanities/Arts/Business . Industrial Design

Research should fit within these areas and have a New Zealand characteristic or have a foreseeable benefit to New Zealand.

Please read the regulations carefully to ensure you are eligible before applying. Mrs Clark is actively involved in the award of this scholarship.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Massey University Masterate Scholarship: Masterate Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University.

The scholarships are open to persons who are enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time for the thesis research component of their Masters degree at Massey University. The research component must be 90 - 120 credits (this may comprise two research papers studied in consecutive semesters that constitute a single project overall). A full-time candidate will be expected to work 40 – 50 hours per week on their Masterate qualification.

Consideration will normally only be given to students with a GPA of 7.5 or better (on a 9 point scale). This is above an average grade of A-.

(Those applying in the 1 October round must be due to start their thesis at the beginning of the following year or have started their thesis studies mid year, i.e. enrolment is a Semester 2 / Semester 1 split.

The scholarship is $15,000 tenable for one year.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Massey University Summer Study Hardship Bursary: Open to New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents who are studying at any of the Massey University campuses, and who will have completed a minimum of 120 credits of study at the completion of Semester Two in the year of application. Applicants must be able to show financial hardship.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 1 October 2015.

 

New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research: Applicants must be NZ citizens or Permanent residents undertaking research as part of a New Zealand based Master’s degree or Doctorate; and undertaking the research in a developing country (or multiple countries) listed in the Eligible Research Locations and Themes document. (http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/pgfieldresearchawards) - be undertaking the research for a minimum period of four weeks in the year following the year of application. - have received (or will receive prior to commencement) university ethics approval to conduct the research. - have received (or will receive prior to commencement) approval to conduct research from the appropriate government authorities of the country in which research will be conducted.

- Postgraduate students are not eligible to apply for an award if they have previously received an award for the same research under the same degree programme in an earlier year. - However if an applicant has previously received an award but is applying for separate research under a separate degree programme then these applications are eligible.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/pgfieldresearchawards

Applications close 1 October 2015.

NZ Plant Protection Society Research Scholarship: This Scholarship is to encourage research in relevant disciplines (entomology, plant pathology, weed science, zoology, ecology, and plant protection sciences), on topics relating to control of pests, pathogens and/or weeds in primary production (pastoral and arable agriculture, horticulture, forestry) or the natural or human environments. Scholarship applications from students at a New Zealand university.

Full regulations are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/. Application forms are available from: Application forms can be downloaded from NZPPS website http://www.nzpps.org/scholarships.php

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Sylff)  Masters & PhD: Fellowships are offered to outstanding students NZ citizens or Permanent Residents for study towards research in either a Masters or a Doctoral degree in a wide range of disciplines in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Business. Research proposals that are focused on contemporary issues and forward looking, with an interdisciplinary aspect, may be preferred.

Candidates should have an excellent academic record, should have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and should be able to show a sense of commitment towards their proposed research topic. Applicants must be of an age that they have not passed their 35th birthday by 1 October in the year of application. Applicants must be intending to enrol or be enrolled in a degree with a research component of 75 points or 90 credits or more.

The Fellowships will provide the recipient with a stipend of up to $25,000 per annum for a Doctoral student and up to $15,000 for a Masterate student. In addition to the emolument, the Fellowship covers registration and tuition fees and approved research expenses.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 1 October 2015.

The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Crozier Scholarship: For individuals to undertake research towards a Honours, Masters or Doctoral degree and who are undertaking research or scholarly enquiry for a research project, thesis or dissertation at a New Zealand or overseas university or research institution in the following fields:

" the history, management, organization, economics, economic and social impact, sociology, pedagogy, and international relations of New Zealand universities/higher education, including comparative studies with other countries or kinds of education

" the health and well-being, careers and career choices and issues of recruitment and retention of staff and students

" issues to do with ethnicity, gender and/or other socio-economic factors affecting staff and students.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have resided in New Zealand for at least three years immediately preceding the year of selection.
Applicants will have completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree or equivalent in a field appropriate to their intended study, at a New Zealand university.

Full regulations and on-line application forms are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/teucrozier

Please note: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information. You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date.

Applications close 1 October 2015.

Cassidy Construction Scholarship: Open to students enrolled full time at Massey University Albany campus in Part 2 or 3 of the Bachelor of Construction who can demonstrate a record of satisfactory academic performance and all-round ability, and who is not currently employed. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, permanent resident or have a valid work permit for full time work in New Zealand.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 18 October 2015

K A North Scholarship

Closing date:    Friday 23 October 2015

1.    The K A North scholarship is an opportunity for teachers and educators in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary school settings in New Zealand who completed their preservice education at the former Palmerston North College of Education or from Massey University former College of Education from 1996.  For those awarded the scholarship it will provide tuition awards for $500, or half the cost of fees for all study completed at Massey University Institute of Education, whichever is greater.

2.    The K A North Scholarship shall normally be awarded for one academic year only and preference shall be given to applicants who expect to complete their undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in the year immediately following receipt of the scholarship.

3.    The number of scholarships awarded each year shall be dependent on the funds available for distribution in that year.

4.    Applicants must have completed their pre-service training at Massey University former College of Education or the former Palmerston North College of Education, who are fully registered teachers and who are currently working full-time in an early childhood centre, or a primary or secondary school in New Zealand in either a teaching position of responsibility, eg as a syndicate leader, principal, deputy or assistant principal.

5.    Applicants must have met the enrolment requirements of the Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate qualification they wish to complete.

6.    The Selection Committee shall consist of the Foundation Director of the Institute of Education, or nominee, the Institute of Education representative on the Scholarships Committee and one other academic staff member from the Institute of Education.

7.    Applications must be made in writing and should include:

•    A statement of no more than 200 words stating why the proposed course of study will better equip them to practice as an educational professional

•    A supporting statement of no more than 200 words from their school principal or centre Director/Manager outlining why the applicant should receive a K A North Scholarship

•    A brief CV outlining education, teaching history and professional interests

8.    Applications and enquiries for the scholarship should be forwarded to:
Julie Sakai
Institute of Education
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
Phone:  0800MASSEY extension 84303
Email:  J.M.Sakai@massey.ac.nz

9.    The deadline for submitting applications for 2015 is Friday 23 October 2015.  Successful applications will be notified no later than Friday 27 November 2015.

NEW

HOPE -Selwyn Foundation Scholarships in Ageing Research: Open to New Zealand citizen or permanent residents enrolled or be intending to enrol full or part-time for a Masters or Doctoral thesis at Massey University in a topic related to ageing.

NOTE: Recipients wishing to renew their grants must apply by letter through the University’s Scholarships office by the closing date in the year prior to that for which the request is being made. A progress report from both supervisor and applicant must accompany the application.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 31 October 2015.

Community of Science Funding Opportunities: A variety of different types of funding are available for students from all disciplines and at all levels of study. Visit http://www.cos.com/nz for details and closing dates.

Global Scholarships: Information about scholarships available across the Globe. All disciplines and at all levels of study. Visit: http://www.scholarshipstimes.com/ for details and closing dates.

US Loans now available for students pursuing a degree in the USA no matter where you are from. For further information, visit http://www.internationalstudentloan.com/apply/

Study Abroad Opportunities: Over 600 scholarships from 150 Universities from around the world. http://www.qs-asia.com/scholarships//

Scholarship Funding opportunities: PhD  funding - FindAPhD.com Masters funding - FindAMasters.com Postgraduate Funding - PostgraduateFunding.com

Scholarships Closing July /  August / September /  October 2015: full information about these scholarships can be found on http://awards.massey.ac.nz/  

Please Note – While every effort is made to ensure closing dates are correct, they are subject to change at any time. The website is updated upon notification of change.

July
Massey University Chemistry Scholarship - 30 July 2015
Massey University Mathematics Scholarship - 30 July 2015
Massey University Physics Scholarship - 30 July 2015
Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust - 30 July 2015
Kiwiplan Scholarships - 30 July 2015
NZ Federation of Graduate Women Postgraduate Fellowship - 30 July 2015
Polish Charitable & Educational Trust - 31 July 2015
Zonta Club of East Auckland Presidents’ Scholarship - 31 July 2015

August
Claude McCarthy Fellowships - 1 August 2015
Colin Aiken Plant Breeding Bursary - 1 August 2015
Exchange Students Travel Grant - 1 August 2015
Fulbright-Ministry of Science and Innovation Graduate Awards - 1 August 2015
Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Student Awards - 1 August 2015
Fulbright-EQC Award in Natural Disaster Research - 1 August 2015
Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Graduate Award - 1 August 2015
Fulbright Travel awards - 1 August 2015
Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development - 1 August 2015
New Zealand Marine Sciences Society First Overseas Conference Travel Fund - 1 August 2015
Rhodes Scholarship - 1 August 2015
Woolf Fisher Scholarships - 1 August 2015
AIMES Awards - 7 August 2015
Keystone Trust Student Study Scholarship – 13 August 2015  
Zonta Study Award South Auckland -14 August 2015
Fletcher Property Scholarship – 18 August 2015  
Keystone Trust - Barnes Beagley Doherr Quantity Surveying Scholarship – 18 August 2015
Keystone New Zealand Coffey Projects Property Scholarship – 18 August 2015
Keystone Scentre Group - Westfield Property Scholarship – 18 August 2015
Massey University Albany Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Academic Excellence Scholarship - 20 August 2015
Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence Award - 20 August 2015
Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship - 20 August 2015
Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship - 20 August 2015
Massey University Vice-Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Academic) - 20 August 2015
Massey University Vice-Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Arts) - 20 August 2015
Health Research Council Summer Studentships (Ethics) – 28 August 2015  
Massey University ‘Encouraging Kiwis into Engineering’ Full-Fees Scholarship - 30 August 2015
Royal Canin Health Nutrition for Cats and Dogs Veterinary Science Scholarship -BVSc IV - 30 August 2015
Royal Canin Health Nutrition for Cats and Dogs Veterinary Science Scholarship -BVSc V - 30 August 2015
DaoMing Chinese Studies Scholarship - 31 August 2015
Fonterra Research Development Centre Scholarship - 31 August 2015
French Teaching Assistantships - 31 August 2015
Macmillan Brown Prize for Writers – 31 August 2015  

September
Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust – 1 September 2015
Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology – 1 September 2015
German DAAD Awards – 1 September 2015
NZ Federation of Business & Professional Women Extramural Study Awards – 1 September 2015
Resource Management Law Association Postgraduate Scholarship – 1 September 2015  
R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship – 1 September 2015
Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research- 1 September 2015
HRC Summer Studentships Pacific Health Research - 2 September 2015
Pacific Health Research Masters Scholarship - 2 September 2015
Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship - 2 September 2015
HRC Summer Studentships Maori Health Research - 3 September 2015
Maori Health Research Masters Scholarships - 3 September 2015
Maori Health Research PhD Scholarships - 3 September 2015
Rider Levett Bucknall Professional Quantity Surveyor of the Year Scholarship - 5 September 2015
Dorothy L Newman Scholarship - 6 September 2015
Andrew Turnbull Scholarship - 10 September 2015
Helen E Akers PhD Scholarship - 10 September 2015
Helen E Akers Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 September 2015
Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand - Summer Research Scholarships – 11 September 2015
Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice - 13 September 2015
AMP Scholarship Programme – 18 September 2015  
AMP Study Start Scholarship – 18 September 2015  
The Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science - 18 September 2015
Lower Hutt Suffrage Centennial Scholarship - 19 September 2015
Ngarimu VC & 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships - 30 September 2015
Hotel.com.au Online Travel and Tourism Scholarship - 30 September 2015
The International Council for Canadian Studies Graduate Students Scholarships - 30 September 2015
OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Doctoral Scholarships - 30 September 2015
OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Honours Scholarships - 30 September 2015
OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Masterate Scholarships - 30 September 2015
French Awards Scholarship - 30 September 2015
Ian Diamond Scholarship - 30 September 2015
NZ Federation of Graduate Women Harriette Jenkins Award - 30 September 2015
Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia – 30 September 2015  NEW
Youth Advocate Scholarships – 30 September 2015  NEW

October
Edward & Isabel Kidson Scholarships - 1 October 2015
BING'S Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Prince of Wales Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Camellia Memorial Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Dan Watkins Scholarship in Weed Science - 1 October 2015
Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering - 1 October 2015
Exchange Students Travel Grant - 1 October 2015
Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Freemasons University Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Freyberg Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Henry Kelsey Research Scholarships - 1 October 2015
Ian Campbell Scholarship - 1 October 2015
June Opie Fellowship - 1 October 2015
Lovell & Berys Clark Scholarships - 1 October 2015
Massey University Masterate Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Maori - 1 October 2015
Massey University Summer Study Hardship Bursary – 1 October 2015
Mensa Scholarship - 1 October 2015
New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research  - 1 October 2015
NZ Plant Protection Society Research Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Pukehou Poutu Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Sylff)  - Doctorate - 1 October 2015
Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Sylff) – Masterate - 1 October 2015
Spragg Agricultural Research and Development Award - 1 October 2015
Syd Bodmin Bursary for Certificate of Agricultural Engineering - 1 October 2015
The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Crozier Scholarship - 1 October 2015
Miss E L Hellaby Indigenous Grassland Research Trust - 10 October 2015
ZESPRI Horticulture Scholarships - 10 October 2015
Auckland A & P Association Bursary - 15 October 2015
Edna Joyce Howe Scholarship - 15 October 2015
Grants-in-Aid of Research Programmes - 15 October 2015
Marcus Kitt/ Colliers International Bursary - 15 October 2015
Cassidy Construction Scholarship - 18 October 2015
K A North Scholarship - 23 October 2015
Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust - 30 October 2015
 Annie Rumble Trust - 31 October 2015
Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust - 31 October 2015
Counties Kiwifruit Growers ASB Study Grant - 31 October 2015
HOPE -Selwyn Foundation Scholarships in Ageing Research - 31 October 2015
Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) Postgraduate Scholarship - 31 October 2015
Mary Adeline Allen Scholarship - 31 October 2015
Milford Community Charitable Trust  - 31 October 2015
Mr M & Mrs T Olechnowicz Scholarship - 31 October 2015
NZ Biosecurity Institute Study Awards - 31 October 2015
Peace & Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) Scholarship - 31 October 2015
Rewi Alley Scholarship in Modern Chinese Studies - 31 October 2015
Rosemary Seymour Award - 31 October 2015
Rural Communities Trust - 31 October 2015

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