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Last updated 10 February 2016

 

PhD positions in Food Structure and Digestion

Location:
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Scholarship: NZ$26-28,000 (tax exempt) per annum for 3 years + student fees

Target start date: March 2016

The Institute:
The  Riddet  Institute  is  New  Zealand’s  national  Centre  of  Research  Excellence  in  Food  and Nutrition. It brings together researchers at three Universities and two government research organisations, and has strong international collaborative ties.  The Institute is hosted at the Palmerston North campus of Massey University, with on-site access to a wide range of analytical equipment and expertise.

Two PhD positions are available to work on the fundamental aspects of assembly of food structures in natural and fabricated food and their behaviour in the gastrointestinal tract.

Selection Criteria:
•    Masters or Bachelor with Honours degree in food science, chemistry, biological sciences or a related field.
•    Experience in relevant laboratory-based research and a knowledge of statistics.
•    GPA above 6 / 9 (B+ average or better).
•    Fluency in English, and IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge certification for non-native English speakers.
•    Personal qualities such as curiosity, tenacity, initiative, a strong sense of ethics and a hunger for excellence.
•    Other Requirements for entry into the doctoral degree – see www.massey.ac.nz


Application process:
To apply, send a curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, the names and contact details of three referees, and a letter that describes your research experience to date and explains why you are interested in this project. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration. When you apply please mention where you saw this advertisement.

For applications and enquiries email Professor Harjinder Singh:  h.singh@massey.ac.nz

 

Scholarship for combined PhD and residency in clinical nutrition
" Royal Canin Clinical Nutrition Residency"
A scholarship for a combined PhD and residency in clinical nutrition  is being offered by Massey University, on conjunction with Royal Canin New Zealand.  The residency will provide training in an ACVN-approved program in clinical nutrition to make the candidate eligible to be examined for diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.  In addition, the candidate will conduct research in the domain of companion animal nutrition as part of Doctoral studentship.  This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated veterinarian to acquire specialist status and obtain a PhD in clinical nutrition.

Candidates must have a BVSc, DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine.  At least one year of general clinical experience (e.g., internship, residency, or practice) is essential.  The candidate must be eligible for entry into the Massey University Doctoral Research program.

If you are interested in this studentship please contact:
Nick Cave
BVSc MVSc PhD MANZCVS DipACVN
Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine and Nutrition
Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences
Phone    64 6 356 9099 (ext 85128)
64 6 350 4525 (Institute reception)
Fax    64 6 350 5636
Email    n.j.cave@massey.ac.nz
Address    IVABS, Tennent Drive, Massey University, New Zealand 4442
Mail    Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442
Website    http://ivabs.massey.ac.nz   | http://vethospital.massey.ac.nz/ |
http://workingdogs.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 31 March 2016.

Genetics and Genomics of the NZ Dairy Goat Population
PhD Studentships
The University of Auckland and Massey University in conjunction with the Dairy Goat Cooperative
have recently received MBIE funding for a project to investigate the genetics of the
New Zealand dairy goat population. The aim of this project is to increase the production of this
high value industry through modern molecular genetics and animal selection.

Two fully funded PhD studentships are being offered with this project based in the University
of Auckland and Massey University. The Auckland based project will focus on building the
New Zealand goat genome using next generation sequencing and discovering genes and variations
affecting animal development and production. The studentship at Massey will be
focused on the mapping of genetic loci for production, building a better genetic map and a
statistical model for the selection of optimal future animals. Both studentships are excellent
opportunities for highly motivated candidates to acquire the skills for mammalian genome
analysis and discovery of genetic variants responsible for biologically important phenotypes.

If you are interested in either of these studentships please contact:
University of Auckland
Associate Professor Klaus Lehnert:klaus.lehnert@auckland.ac.nz
Professor Russell Snell: r.snell@auckland.ac.nz
Massey University
Professor Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos: N.Lopez-Villalobos@massey.ac.nz

The initial application deadline is 31 January however the positions will remain open until
suitable candidates have been identified.

 Insulin Resistance in Adult Type-2 diabetic Skeletal Muscle: The Effects of Exercise and Dietary-Protein Induced Skeletal Muscle Plasticity controlling Blood Flow and Glucose Transport.
Massey University - Wellington Campus | School of Sport and Exercise | Wellington | New Zealand

Project Description
Type-2 diabetes is a severe metabolic disease of increasing prevalence. The systematic hyperglycemia of Type-2 diabetes arises primarily as a consequence of insulin resistance within skeletal muscle. The specific amino acid composition of the diet can influence glycaemic regulation via improving skeletal muscle vascular function and metabolic capacity in several ways: for example, accentuating the rate of resting and exercise-stimulated skeletal muscle blood flow (via arginine-mediated nitric oxide effects); restoring depleted tissue thiol-antioxidant systems (e.g. glutathione); and increasing mitochondrial biogenesis and respiratory capacity (via the branched-chain amino acids and arginine). Therefore, amino acids are a potentially novel therapy for type-2 diabetes.

Accordingly, the PhD project will establish the biological utility of traditional whey protein and a novel protein supplement on skeletal muscle plasticity associated with changes in glucose disposal in type-2 diabetic individuals.

The research environment is an established exercise science laboratory based in Wellington (http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-of-health/school-of-sport-and-exercise/research/centre-for-metabolic-health-research/centre-for-metabolic-health-research.cfm) with a collaboration with the Centre for Endocrine, Diabetes and Obesity Research (http://www.ccdhb.org.nz/training/CEDOR/index.htm) and the Clinical Trials Unit at Wellington Hospital. The student will work in a team with his/her supervisors, a post-doctoral research officer, research assistants, and medics (biopsies). Some of the analysis will occur offsite at the Hospital and in collaborating labs. The PhD will be fully immersed in running of the clinical trials and lead the bench analysis.

The work will focus on two mechanisms using existing and new human skeletal muscle tissue and clinical phenotype data: microvascular perfusion and myofibrillar glucose transport.

Analysis methods are flexible and dependent on applicant skillset and interest but include quantification of sarcoplasmic and cytosolic GLUT4 content as a measure of translocation, capillary endothelial plasticity, and eNOS phosphorylation. Methods may include fluorescence immunohistochemistry, immunogold or 3D confocal microscopy.

In addition, the student will be trained in isoglycemic-hyperinsulinaemic clamps, near-infrared spectroscopy (perfusion and mitochondrial respiratory capacity) and in muscle biopsy harvesting and handling.

This is an exciting opportunity for a student to gain competency in human clinical trials research in a team setting and to develop and extend microscopy methods to explore new mechanisms of amino acid and exercise interaction on rehabilitation of skeletal muscle insulin resistance.


Funding Notes
The PhD Scholarship is $25,000pa for 3 years, plus tuition fee assistance (~$NZ7500pa).
The research will be conducted in the New Zealand's vibrant capital city Wellington with the possibility of some analysis work in other locations.


References
The candidate will have:
1. First Class Honors or Masters degree, or equivalent in Physiology, Medicine, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Cellular and Molecular biology, or similar relevant field. Alternatively, Second class with additional relevant experience.
2. A minimum Massey GPA of 7.5 (equivalent to average A- grading for most recent 3 years of study)
3. Strong interest in working on skeletal muscle mechanisms for disease, exercise rehab and role of nutrition.
4. Enthusiasm to work with small tissue samples and at the bench for long periods of time.
5. Readiness to start Feb-March 2016.

Ideal, but not essential:
1. Experience working with human clinical patients e.g. type-2 diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, aging
2. Competent in immunoflurochemistry and/or confocal microscopy, or electronmicroscopy
3. Molecular biology training and experience (e.g. qRT-PCR, Western blot, ELISA)
4. Handling of skeletal muscle tissue and blood samples
5. Near-infrared spectroscopy

Applications close Monday 18 January 2016.

Interested candidates should contact Associate Professor David Rowlands D.S.Rowlands@massey.ac.nz          Massey University - Wellington Campus | School of Sport and Exercise | Wellington | New Zealand

UPDATED INFORMATION:

Linear Motion Molecular Machines

Project Description: This project will be to design, make, and explore new types of linearly fluctional molecules. This will take the form of linear polyene “tracks” upon which, rearrangements will transpose a molecular fragment. A variety of prototype molecules, and rearrangement systems will be targeted and studied. The supramolecular implications of this new mechanic will then be assessed.

The student will gain extensive experience in organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, and the analysis of dynamically interchanging systems. This is a new and very challenging project, for which a dedicated and creative student is essential.

Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Fallon, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Massey University (Auckland Campus). Website: http://synthesislab.massey.ac.nz/

Funding: The position will be funded for three years from a Marsden Fast-Start grant, including annual tax-free stipend, tutition fees, and funding for consumables.

Skills/qualifications: The ideal candidate must have:
•    A Masters or Honours Chemistry degree, with a focus in organic synthesis.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills. Non-native English speakers must also fulfill the academic language requirements for postgraduate study at Massey University. Good organisational and communication skills and being willing to work as part of a team are essential.

For more information, or an informal discussion about the position, please contact Dr Thomas Fallon, email: t.fallon@massey.ac.nz

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter that includes a statement about your career plan, a CV, and contact details for at least two referees to: t.fallon@massey.ac.nz

The closing date for applications is March 13, 2016. Interviews will be held shortly afterwards (by Skype or similar).

PhD Scholarship in Mathematics
Massey University, New Zealand

The Institute of Fundamental Sciences of Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, invites applications for a PhD scholarship in mathematics in the applied dynamics group.

Research will be concerned with geometric numerical integration, supervised by Professor Robert McLachlan. The scholarship covers all tuition fees for international and domestic students and includes a tax-free stipend of NZ$25,000 p.a.

A branch of numerical analysis that emerged in the 1990s, geometric numerical integration is a way of simulating dynamical systems that preserves key properties of the system exactly; sometimes this leads to startling improvements in performance. The research combines a study of the geometric properties of the system with numerical analysis and simulation, and the methods are widely used in computational physics and chemistry. For example, modern geometric integrators were used in 2004 in a large simulation of the solar system that resulted in a major re-calibration of the geological epochs of the Earth. See web site dynamics.massey.ac.nz for further information.

Applicants should have or expect to receive a BSc(Hons) or MSc degree or equivalent in mathematics; coursework and project work in numerical analysis or computational science is highly desirable. Starting date to be determined. Applications including a CV, academic transcript, and cover letter should be sent to Professor Robert McLachlan, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand or by email to r.mclachlan@massey.ac.nz.

Student for Musseling-up: high-value Greenshell™ mussel foods

Efficacy of Greenshell™ mussel (GSM) foods and biomarkers of inflammation, joint and bone health (Led by Prof Kruger, Massey) co supervised by Dr Fran Wolber (Massey) and Dr Matt Miller (Cawthron)

A unique opportunity has arisen to start a fully funded PhD project under the supervision of Professor Marlena Kruger at the Massey University, in close collaboration with the Cawthron Institute and an industry-partner, in the sector of high value nutrition.

Project: The aim of this project is to demonstrate the efficacy of GSM foods/ingredients using in vivo and in vitro models of inflammation, joint and bone health. Cartilage degradation and bone damage in osteoarthritis (OA) is a multi-factorial process. The metabolic OA (MetOA) phenotype is caused by obesity-related chronic inflammation and thus involves interactions between diet, adipose tissue, cartilage, bone, inflammatory cells and endocrine responses. Omega-3 PUFAs, which are present at high levels in GSM, have been shown to significantly improve OA. The proposed study will assess GSM extracts, of particular relevance to the functional foods being developed through high value project, using in vitro cell lines, as well as in an in vivo rat model of MetOA and osteoporosis. Together, these will allow for comprehensive, robust observational and mechanistic studies of GSM’s effects on mobility, obesity, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and inflammation.

. The project is funded by the High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge “Musseling-up: high-value Greenshell™ mussel foods” research theme and aims to contribute to the development of novel GSM foods with health claims for export markets. The PhD thesis will build on existing cell line and animal models and aims to develop biomarkers for inflammation and/or bone/joint health.

This three year studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend, tuition fees, and funding for consumables. The research will be undertaken within the nutritional physiology team at Massey University, in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The PhD candidate will be enrolled and have supervisors from the Massey School of Food and Nutrition, and Cawthron institute.

Preferred skills/qualifications: The ideal candidate must have:
•    A B+ grade or better in a relevant Masters or Honours degree (e.g. biochemistry, nutrition, physiology), and demonstrated experience in performing research
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills (IELTS score of 7 across all bands required if English is not first language)
•    Diligence, resilience and enthusiasm.
Previous experience working with in vivo or in vitro models would be an advantage.  

Application process: This project is available to start from Feb2017. Applications close on 29th February 2016, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 1 June 2016. Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of three referees to:

Professor Marlena Kruger
m.c.kruger@massey.ac.nz
Tel: +6469517571
School of Food and Nutrition,
Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology
Massey University
Private Bag 11222,
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)

Research topic: The gut microbiome - a new pathway to obesity prevention and metabolic health

The Project:
Although the causes of obesity and metabolic disease are complex, key drivers include over-consumption of highly palatable energy-dense and nutrient-poor foods. These diets have a profound impact on the gut microbiome, which comprises the bacterial community of the bowel. Tantalising new evidence suggests that microbial complexity and functionality in the gut may play a crucial role in obesity by modifying energy extraction from food and influencing host energy metabolism and fat storage. In the proposed study we will characterise the gut microbiome in two populations with markedly different metabolic disease risk (Pacific and European women) and different body fat profiles (normal and obese). Identification of distinct roles for diet, taste perception, sleep and physical activity in modifying the gut microbiome and its impact on obesity will greatly advance our understanding of the aetiology of obesity and open new avenues for therapeutic targets.

Advantages of this project: T
his project is based on our recently funded grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. You will work in a supportive multidisciplinary team of leading researchers integrating human nutrition and dietetics, epidemiology and public health, gut microbiome, circadian physiology and physical activity. http://www.hrc.govt.nz/funding-opportunities/recipients

Financial support:
The scholarship includes a stipend of $25,000 per annum for a maximum period of 3 years.

Eligibility:
The scholarship is intended to support an academically excellent student undertaking full-time doctoral studies at Massey University. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate Honours or a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, Physiology, Biomedical Sciences, or related fields. Some research experience in the above areas will be advantageous. To be eligible, students must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and 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 has to fulfil all conditions of the Massey University Doctoral Scholarship.

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 and sound communication skills
•    Working with human subjects may require you to work evenings, early mornings and/or weekends

Application process:
This project is available for an immediate start. Applications close on 29th February 2016, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 1 June 2016. 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: 09-2136652; Email: B.Breier@massey.ac.nz .

 

 

PhD scholarship available

Exploring a new target in the fight against cancer - the Gcn2 protein kinase domain

Location: Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University Albany, Auckland

Project description: This project contributes to testing the suitability of a new anti-cancer drug target. The project is interdisciplinary, ranging from computational analysis of protein structures, to kinase assays and testing the effects of drugs on cancer cell growth.  This project provides a great opportunity to acquire a large range of expertise. The team consists of researchers from Massey University, Drs Evelyn Sattlegger, Jane Allison and Martin Dickens, from Auckland University, Dr Jack Flanagan and Prof Peter Shepherd, and will involve international researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, Drs Alan Hinnebusch and Thomas Dever.

Preferred skills/qualifications: MSc or BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Structural Biology or equivalent. Knowledge and solid hands-on expertise in computational analysis of protein structures, cloning, PCR, recombinant protein expression and purification, the Gcn2 regulatory pathway, and/or cell culture work, is advantageous. A GPA of at least 7 out of 9 (A-) is required.

Scholarship and Eligibility: The project is funded through the MWC* scholarship programme which will provide a full stipend for three years ($25,000 per annum), compulsory domestic fees and working expenses. The successful candidate should be either a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and be prepared to start by April 2016 the very latest.  *The Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery (MWC) is one of New Zealand’s Centres of Research Excellence, providing an excellent opportunity for the PhD student to excel and rise to their full potential. See here for more information: http://www.mauricewilkinscentre.org/.

How to apply: If you are interested in this PhD project please send a copy of your CV and academic transcript, the names of at least 2 academic references and a cover letter outlining your skills relevant to this project and why you are well suited for this project, to Dr Evelyn Sattlegger, e.sattlegger@massey.ac.nz. Applications will be accepted from 18 October, 2015.  If you have not completed your BSc(hons) or MSc yet but will do so before April 2016, you are eligible to apply. 

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

 

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

 

MASSEY BUSINESS SCHOOL  - Massey University Doctoral Scholarships

The College of Business at Massey University is offering a number of PhD Scholarships each year. The scholarships are intended for new full-time candidates who are eligible to enrol at Massey University. One Scholarship is designated for a qualified Maori or Pasifika student.  The criteria for the Scholarships are below.

Criteria

a.             Evidence for excellence of academic achievement:

i.              Meet Massey University Scholarship criteria of a GPA of 7.5 or higher (on a 9 point scale). This is above an average grade of A-.

Please read the GPA calculation footnote (at the end of this page) carefully for explanation as to how your GPA will be calculated.

ii.             Supporting evidence of academic excellence such as quality of undergraduate institution, academic awards and honours, high marks on a masters or honours thesis, publications, etc.

b.             Candidates whose PhD topic is in an area related to one or more Massey Business School areas of research excellence (platforms, outlined below) are considered more favourably: 

• 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 in the year of award.

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.

 

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. International students are required to pay their first year fees before they are enrolled.

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.

 

George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarship: The Scholarship is to be awarded to advance the study of the natural environment, archaeology and social history of the Taranaki region; e.g. biological sciences, natural sciences, geology, archaeology or anthropology.

The Scholarship is usually to support studies of students who are studying full-time at post graduate level; i.e. completing their PhD, Masters or honours level studies.

Full regulations and information on applying is available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 12 February 2016.

 

Te Mana o Te Awa Scholarships: Available to descendants of Whanganui Iwi who are pursuing tertiary qualifications in one or more of the following areas of priority: Envirnomental Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Law, Planning, Accounting, Business Management & Administration.  Applicants must also be available to participate on the Tira Hoe Waka or another agreed to Whanganui wananga, and be prepared to agree to this as part of the terms and conditions if awarded the Scholarship.

Full regulations and information on applying is available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 22 February 2016.

Global Health Study Award: Open to students who have completed a minimum of 45 credits towards an undergraduate Massey University Bachelors degree. Applicants must also be intending to enrol or be enrolled in paper 250.234.

Full regulations and information on applying is available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 24 February 2016.

Lawson Robinson Hawke’s Bay A&P Scholarship: Open to full time students enrolled in a New Zealand University in a programme related to land based production industries at the Graduate or Postgraduate level. Preference may be given to applicants who are within one year of completing their studies for the programme concerned.

The recipient will have a familial association with Hawke’s Bay and is or has been involved in the practical aspects of the industry to which the programme is linked.

Full regulations and information on applying is available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications close 28 February 2016.


Bootten Bequest Bursaries: Available to full time Massey University students who are New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and are/ will be enrolling in their first year of an undergraduate degree who are in difficult financial situation. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship, and have a good academic record.

Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship.

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

Applications close 28 February 2016.


J McLennan Bursary: Available to students who are New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and who have successfully completed a minimum of 105 credits and are continuing to study in their first undergraduate degree at Massey University and are in need of financial assistance and have a record of academic success in their studies to date.

Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship.

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

Applications close 28 February 2016.


Peter Collett Extramural Bursary: Available to assist extramural students in financial need who have successfully completed at least 30 credits and are continuing to study extramurally in a first undergraduate degree at Massey University. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship.

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

Applications close 28 February 2016.


The Massey University Alumni Doctoral Completion Bursary: Open to any Doctoral candidate currently enrolled at any of the campuses of Massey University, except that candidates who are or have been in receipt of significant scholarships for this research (eg the MU Doctoral Scholarship) will not ordinarily be considered. Candidates may be part-time or full-time but may not apply if they have had an extension of study granted by the Doctoral Research Committee.

Applicants should be expected to complete their Doctoral thesis successfully within one calendar year of the date of application.

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

Applications close 28 February 2016.


Massey University Travel Abroad Bursary: Available to assist full time postgraduate research students who require a short term (up to 6 months) period of study or research abroad in the following categories: Seminars, workshops or courses Conferences, if attendee is presenting a paper Cooperative research with researchers abroad Research or fieldwork at facilities not available in New Zealand (e.g. Research institutes, libraries etc.)

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents enrolled full-time at Massey University and hold good standing in a postgraduate degree programme.

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

Applications close 28 February 2016.

Commonwealth Endowment Scholarships: Opportunities are available for Master's-level study of up to two years' duration, commencing in 2016 are available at various Commonwealth countries.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://bit.ly/2016scholarships

Applications close 29 February 2016.


NEW

Ernest William File Scholarship: Available to assist the sons and daughters of members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) to commence study in their first year at a New Zealand university.

Eligibility
An applicant must be the son or daughter of a financial member of the RMTU, and intending to hold the Scholarship in their first year of full time study for an undergraduate degree at a New Zealand university.

The financial member of the RMTU may be, or have been, the guardian of the applicant.

Applications will not be accepted from anyone who already has a qualification from a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas.

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. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

Full regulations and online application forms are available from http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/node/850.pdf

Applications close 29 February 2016.



L B Wood Travelling Scholarship: For graduates from any College wishing to study in the UK. Applicants must be graduates of a New Zealand university and must have graduated no more than three years prior to application.

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. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2016.


Shirtcliffe Fellowships: The purpose of the Shirtcliffe Fellowships is to assist students of outstanding ability and character who are graduates of a university in New Zealand, in the continuation of their studies in New Zealand or the Commonwealth. The fellowships are open to New Zealand citizens who are ordinarily resident in New Zealand and who: (a) are candidates for a doctoral scholarship awarded by a New Zealand university; and (b) whose degree is awarded in any faculty or school which, if that degree had been available in 1935, would in the opinion of the NZVCC be expected to have been awarded following a course of study in one or other of the Faculties of Arts, Science, Law, Commerce or Agriculture.

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. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2016.


Gordon Watson Scholarship: Available to enable the holder to study questions of international relationships or social and economic conditions, at Masters or PhD level. The scholarship is tenable overseas.

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. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2016.


Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence: For students completing research in an approved institution, in a field of study which will be of direct benefit to NZ and its people. The Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence are available in three categories: • Science and Technology (includes Agriculture and Conservation) • Engineering and Manufacturing (includes Architecture and Design) • Business and Commerce

Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, or hold New Zealand Permanent Residency, and must hold a university degree or diploma. Those currently in their final year of study for such a tertiary qualification are eligible to apply for an award, but any award made would be conditional upon the successful completion of that tertiary qualification.

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. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2016.


William Georgetti Scholarship: For students undertaking postgraduate study or research important to the social, cultural or economic development of NZ. Applications must have esided in New Zealand for a period of at least five years immediately preceding the year of selection.

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. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2016.


Rural Women New Zealand Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary; Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursary; Rural Women New Zealand Textbook Grant: These scholarships are available for students who reside in rural areas and are enrolled full time in any tertiary course.

Regulations are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/.
Applications are available from scholarships@massey.ac.nz- please indicate which Rural Women application form you require.

Applications close 1 March 2016.

The Brian Aspin Memorial Scholarship: Two scholarships of $5,000 are available to students studying one of the following at Honours or Masters level for up to two years of study: Agriculture; Agriculture Science, Science (majoring in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Animal Science) at Massey University or Lincoln University.

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

Applications close 3 March 2016.

FAR Postgraduate Scholarship: Open to full-time students at Massey University eligible to proceed to or undertaking postgraduate research of value to the New Zealand arable farming sector.

The scholarship is valued at $7,000 - broken down into $4,000 towards fees & $3,000 as a scholarship payment to the recipient.

The scholarship is for one year, but may be reapplied for in the following year if the scholar remains eligible.

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

Applications close 15 March 2016.

 

Grants-in-Aid of Research Programmes: Grants are available to students from all areas of the sciences (including social sciences) and engineering. Funding is available for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml

Applications close 15 March and 15 October 2016.

Horticulture NZ Undergraduate Scholarships: For NZ residents undertaking an undergraduate course in Horticulture who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry. Please note the requirement that only electronic applications will be accepted.

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

Applications close 20 March 2016.

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Expenses / Class Materials Award: Available to assist women, who are studying Degree or Diploma courses at an approved institution in the Auckland area which incur high materials' expenditure, with payment of essential costs.

Applicants for a Expenses/Class Materials' Award must be:
    a)    women;
    b)    undergraduate students studying full time for their first degree or diploma;
    c)    New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents;
    d)    enrolled or planning to enrol full time in Year 2 and above for a degree or diploma at The University of Auckland, the Albany Campus of Massey University, AUT University, Manukau Institute of Technology, Unitec, Northland Polytechnic, or Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi, Auckland.

Full regulations and application forms are available from http://www.academicdresshire.co.nz/

Applications close 21 March and 1 August 2016.

Alfred George East Scholarship: Open to full-time students who are enrolled at the Wellington campus and who could not otherwise continue with their studies or career development due to financial pressures.

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

Applications close 30 March 2016.

 

‘Engineering Leadership’ NZDF (New Zealand Defence Force) Study Grant: Open to students who are commencing their fourth year of study in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours programme and are normally resident in New Zealand. Applicants must be majoring in one of the following:  Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering,  Electronics and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Innovation Management, Mechatronics, Product Development; have passed all Year 2 and Year 3 papers, (i.e. have not been awarded a CRP); and achieved an average of grade B- or above in all of the Year 3 papers.

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

Applications close 30 March 2016.

AGCARM Undergraduate Horticultural Scholarship: Open to full time students undertaking a degree in production horticulture at Massey University and who have completed their first year of the degree.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

Allan Gibson Accountancy Scholarship: Available to Massey University accountancy students in their second or third year who wish to become Chartered Accountants and who have an interest in rural, agricultural and/or agri-food industries.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

NEW

CBA Scholarships: Available to young Christian men and women who intend pursuing a career in mainstream media.

Download the information and application forms for 2016 from: http://www.cba.org.nz/scholarships

Please note that all forms, including the Referee's Reports, need to be received by the Selection Team at CBA no later than Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Energy Education Trust NZ Undergraduate & Honours Scholarships: Available to undergraduate and honours students for one year to assist them to undertake full-time studies in the fields of science, economics, engineering and related fields with a specific interest in the energy needs of New Zealand.Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents.

The basis of selection will be the applicant’s academic results with consideration also given to the student’s demonstrated interest in energy, future study and employment plans, the desire to succeed and community involvement.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

The Ken and Elizabeth Powell Bursary: Available to students who are engaged in projects that are related to the advancement of Technology within BE(Hons), or BDes(Hons) at undergrduate level; and within the areas of Health, Nursing or Built Environment / Construction at postgraduate level. Bursaries of up to $10,000 may be awarded.

Undergraduate Candidates must:
Have completed projects in the second or subsequent year and are enrolled fulltime in the subsequent year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), or
Have completed the second year and are enrolled in a subsequent year of a Bachelor of Design (Hons) and are enrolled or engaging in projects that are related to the advancement of Technology.

Postgraduate Candidates must:
Be enrolled fulltime in a project related to the advancement of Technology within the areas of Engineering or Design, or;
Be enrolled either part-time or fulltime in a project related to the advancement of Technology within the areas of Health, Nursing or Built Environment / Construction.

All Candidates must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

Joe Walding Memorial Bursary: For NZ citizens enrolled full time at Massey University in either the DipBusAdmin, BBS (Hons), MBA, MMgnt or MBS degrees.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

Graduate Women Manawatu Postgraduate Scholarship: Applicants must be female Masterate or final year postgraduate Honours students enrolled at the Massey University Palmerston North Campus.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

NZ Federation of Graduate Women North Shore Branch Scholarship: Available to female NZ citizens, undertaking postgraduate study at the Albany Campus, Massey University.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

NZ Federation of Graduate Women Wellington Branch Scholarships: Open to women who are enrolled full-time for a postgraduate qualification as an internal student at Massey University’s Wellington campus.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

Scion Research Institute Physics Scholarship: Available to students for the second year majoring requirements for Physics, who obtained a high aggregate mark in their first year Physics papers at Massey University.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

 

SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) New Zealand Section Scholarship: Open to students who are New Zealand citizens who are enrolled in the Massey University Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and who has, at the time of the award, completed or been exempted from the First Professional year of study. The following are taken into account when considering making an award: a) academic achievement; b) character, leadership potential and social skills; c) the candidate's potential contribution to the oil and gas industry in New Zealand.

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

Applications close 31 March 2016.

Maori Education Trust Scholarships - Postgraduate & Undergraduate: A number of scholarships are available to Maori and Polynesian students at both postgraduate and undergraduate level.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: www.tpwt.maori.nz and www.maorieducation.org.nz

Applications close 1 April 2016.

NZ Federation of Graduate Women Second Chance Awards: For NZ citizens or permanent residents who are" women over 25 years of age  (as of end of April in the year of application) or has a history of re-engaging in school, prior to enrolling in tertiary studies. Does not already have a diploma or degree; Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification; and Is studying at diploma or degree level. Applicants must have completed at least 30% of the requirements for the qualification.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz/ (click on Awards)

Applications close 1 April 2016.

Drakeford Undergraduate Accountancy Scholarship: Open to NZ citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Accountancy or Bachelor of Business Studies (Accountancy).
Applicants may be full time or part time, on any campus of Massey University or studying extramurally.

The scholarship has a value of approximately $5,000 for fulltime students (pro-rated for part-time).

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

Applications close 10 April 2016.

NEW

Horizons Regional Council Sustainable Land Use Scholarships - Yr3, Hons, P/G or Masters students: Available to NZ citizens or Permanent residents to encourage students to specialise their 300 level and postgraduate study in the field of soil science, land use mapping, and land management. Scholarships are also aimed at encouraging extended specialised study at honours level or higher.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ or http://www.horizons.govt.nz/ (then about-us - people-and-careers - scholarships).

Applications close 13 April 2016.

NEW

Horizons Regional Council Sustainable Land Use Research Scholarships: Available to postgraduate, honours or masters students to answer questions of relevance to Horizons Regional Council’s Sustainable Land Use Initiative. The standard value is $5400 plus lab/vehicle costs per student, for the duration of one year.


SUGGESTIONS FOR RESEARCH TOPICS - 2016
This is a list of possible projects of interest to the Horizons hill country Sustainable Land Use Initiative programme. The list is not exhaustive, other proposals may be funded. Funding of all projects by Horizons is subject to approval by Horizons.
•    Testing and reviewing Horizons on-farm environmental score card for SLUI farm plans

•    Testing the downstream effects of SLUI works on farm

•    Removing nitrogen from on-farm waterways or wetlands; e.g. denitrification or removal by harvesting. Quantification of these processes on farm or helping to derive best management practices.

•    Crop, feed crop  or grazing management to minimise sediment and bacteria loss to waterways. Quantification of these processes on farm or helping to derive best management practices.

•    Making SLUI farm plan information more useful to farmers – e.g. deriving computer applications to help identify Cd, F, P, N or sediment hot spots/no-spread zones to fertiliser spreaders.

•    Reviewing the effects of farm plans on management and environmental and farm resources after 5 to 10 years.

•    Cost benefit analysis of afforestation or retirement options.


Full regulations and application forms are available from:http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ or http://www.horizons.govt.nz/ (then about-us - people-and-careers - scholarships).

Applications close 13 April 2016.

NEW

Massey University (Palmerston North Campus) Undergraduate Students' Arts Bursary: Available to undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Arts at the Palmerston North campus of Massey University. Applicants must already have successfully completed at least 120 credits at Massey University.

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

Applications close 15 April 2016.

 

NEW

Women's Suffrage Undergraduate Bursary: For female students of Massey University who are NZ citizens or permanent residents, studying for their first undergraduate degree whose previous study was part time, and will complete their undergraduate degree either part-time or full-time in the year of application.

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

Applications close 15 April 2016.

NEW

Bailey Bequest Bursary: The Bailey Bequest Bursary is intended to support Massey University postgraduate students who suffer general hardship or unforeseen changes in their financial circumstances during the course of their postgraduate programme of study. Please note that due to the volume of applications and amount of funding available, preference is given to those with unforeseen changes in their circumstances.

Open to part-time or full-time students of Massey University who are enrolled internally or extramurally, for a postgraduate programme, at any of the Massey University campuses.

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

Applications close 21 April 2016.

NEW

CRV AmBreed Scholarship: Offered to support and encourage students with interests in animal husbandry, animal genetics, farm management and environmental sustainability.

The scholarship is $3,000 and an opportunity for the recipient to observe dairy production systems in Europe.

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

Applications close 15 April 2016.

NEW

Margaret Richards Bursary: Available to Massey University students enrolled in English, part time or fulltime, postgraduate or undergraduate, internal or extramural or mixed mode. Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in either an English major within the Bachelor of Arts, or an Expressive Arts major within the Bachelor of Communication.

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

Applications close 30 April 2016.

 

NEW

New Horizons for Women Trust (Inc) Scholarships: New Horizons for Women Trust provides awards that benefit women and /or girls. Each year the Trust provides a number of second-chance education, research and specific purpose awards.

All awards open 1 March and close 30 April each year. Results are advised by mid-June with awardees receiving their awards at a NHWT ceremony scheduled for early August. For more information about each award select the award group on their website http://www.newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz (Awards) and then select 'more info'.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz (Awards)

Applications close 30 April 2016.

 

NEW

William Broughton Bursary in New Zealand Literary Studies: Open to applicants who are enrolled in a paper in New Zealand literature at any level within a course of undergraduate or postgraduate study in English or Expressive Arts at any campus of Massey University.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ Applications close 30 April 2016.

NEW

Zonta Manawatu Scholarship - Women in Science & Technology: Awarded to a woman who is pursuing a science & technology doctorate degree. The scholarship must be used to assist the applicant present a paper at an international conference related to their PhD topic. 

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

Applications close 30 April 2016.

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 February / March / April 2016: 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.


February
George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarship - 12 February 2016
The Massey Business School Chair of Retail Management Bursary – 15 February 2016      
The Massey Business School Bachelor of Retail and Business Management Bursary – 15 February 2016      
The Massey Business School Bachelor of Retail and Business Management Leadership Scholarship – 15 February 2016
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Foundation Award – 17 February 2016
Te Mana o Te Awa Scholarships – 22 February 2016
Global Health Study Award – 24 February 2016  
J D Bashford Trust - 22 February 2016      
Royce Nicholls Trust - 22 February 2016      
 Albert & Alexis Dennis Donation - 28 February 2016
Bootten Bequest Bursaries - 28 February 2016    
 H & V G McNeill Extramural Fund - 28 February 2016
Hawkes Bay Real Estate Inst of NZ Professional Development Scholarship - 28 February 2016
The BDO Bursary for All-Round excellence in Accountancy - 28 February 2016
J McLennan Bursary - 28 February 2016
LA Alexander Agricultural College Trust Board - 28 February 2016
Lawson Robinson Hawke’s Bay A&P Scholarship – 28 February 2016
The Massey University Alumni Doctoral Completion Bursary - 28 February 2016
Massey University Travel Abroad Bursary - 28 February 2016
Peter Collett Extramural Bursary - 28 February 2016
Tuwharetoa Scholarships - 28 February 2016
Taranaki Scholarship - late February 2016
Japanese Studies Student Scholarship – 29 February 2016  
Commonwealth Endowment Scholarships – 29 February 2016
Ernest William File Scholarship – 29 February 2016  NEW

March
Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellowship - 1 March 2016
Gordon Watson Scholarship - 1 March 2016
Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships - 1 March 2016    
The Kiwi Music Scholarship - 1 March 2016
L B Wood Travelling Scholarship - 1 March 2016
Massey University Elite Sports World Travel Award - 1 March 2016
Oppenheim Tertiary Education Fund - 1 March 2016
Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance - 1 March 2016
Postgraduate Marketing Research Grant - 1 March 2016
Rural Women New Zealand Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary - 1 March 2016
Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursary - 1 March 2016
Rural Women New Zealand Textbook Grant - 1 March 2016
Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence - 1 March 2016
Shirtcliffe Fellowships - 1 March 2016
William Georgetti Scholarship - 1 March 2016
The Brian Aspin Memorial Scholarship - 3 March 2016
Te Arawa Scholarships - 4 March 2016
Teach NZ - 7 March 2016
New Zealand GrasslandTrust Levy Student Scholarship- 7 March 2016
 F W Dry Memorial Award - 10 March 2016
 G.O. Anstiss Scholarship - 10 March 2016
 Harry Tolley & L J Wild Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Allan Kay Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Bell-Booth Dairy Research Scholarship - 10 March 2016
BNZ Partnership Maori Scholarship - 10 March 2016
C V Fife Memorial Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Charles Elgar Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Charles W R Smith Memorial Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Colin Holmes Dairy Scholarship - 10 March 2016
D J McGowan Scholarship - 10 March 2016
DG Bowler Scholarship in Soil Science - 10 March 2016
Dreamfields Farm Agricultural Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Farmax Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Farmers' Union Scholarship - 10 March 2016
George Mason Sustainable Land Use Scholarship - 10 March 2016
George Terry Memorial Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Gosling Ornamental Horticulture Bursary - 10 March 2016
Hawkes Bay Farm Improvement Club Trust Scholarships - 10 March 2016
Helen E Akers PhD Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Helen E Akers Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Ingleby Scholarship - 10 March 2016
J S Yeates Memorial Scholarship - 10 March 2016
James Lockie Stewart Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Janet Murray Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Johannes August Anderson PhD Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Johannes August Anderson Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Hurley Fraser Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
John Hodgson Pastoral Science Scholarships - 10 March 2016
Kathleen Stewart Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Leonard Condell Farming PhD Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Leonard Condell Farming Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Les Batkin Bursary - 10 March 2016
Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
MacMillan Brown Agricultural Research Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Miller Massey Buchanan Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Miss E L Hellaby Indigenous Grassland Research Trust - 10 March 2016
Murray Richards Bursary - 10 March 2016
NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Ormond Meat Marketing Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Pendella Award - 10 March 2016
Peter During Agricultural Research Bursary - 10 March 2016
Pioneer Agricultural Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Pipfruit New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Pork Industry Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Prof Ren Jizhou Scholarship - 10 March 2016
QEII Athol Patterson Bursary - 10 March 2016
Ravensdown Agricultural Research Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Rongotea Lions Club Student Assistance Fund - 10 March 2016
Seed Tech Services Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Sir John Logan Campbell Agricultural Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Sports Turf Bursary - 10 March 2016
Sydney Campbell Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Sydney Campbell Undergraduate Scholarship - 10 March 2016
TaranakI Dairy Farmers Conference Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Taranaki Tree Crops Scholarship - 10 March 2016
Thornton Memorial Dairy Bursary - 10 March 2016
TrustPower Tararua Wind Farm Research Bursary - 10 March 2016
Turners & Growers Research Grant - 10 March 2016
T&G Undergraduate Scholarships - 10 March 2016
Waitawhiti Memorial Scholarship - Postgraduate - 10 March 2016
Waitawhiti Memorial Scholarship - Undergraduate - 10 March 2016
William Hudson Scholarship - 10 March 2016
William Milverton Scholarship - 10 March 2016
William Reed Scholarship - 10 March 2016
FAR Postgraduate Scholarship - 15 March 2016
Grants-in-Aid of Research Programmes - 15 March 2016
New Zealand - European Union Exchange Scholarship - 15 March 2016
Bruce Cronin Bay Trust Scholarship - 16 March 2016
Horticulture NZ Undergraduate Scholarships - 20 March 2016
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Retraining Award - 21 March 2016
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Expenses / Class Materials Award    21 March 2016
 ‘Engineering Leadership’ NZDF (New Zealand Defence Force) Study Grant - 30 March 2016
Northern Southland Veterinary Services Hamish Mavor Memorial Scholarship Alfred George East Scholarship - 30 March 2016
Perrin Ag Consultants Scholarship - 30 March 2016
AGCARM Veterinary Science Scholarship – 31 March 2016
AGCARM Undergraduate Horticultural Scholarship – 31 March 2016
ANEXA Animal Health Centre Study Grant – 31 March 2016
Allan Gibson Accountancy Scholarship – 31 March 2016
CBA Scholarships – 31 March 2016  NEW
Centre for Agribusiness Policy & Strategy Postgraduate Scholarships – 31 March 2016
Centre for Agribusiness Policy & Strategy Undergraduate Award in Applied Economics – 31 March 2016
Clutha Veterinary Association Tertiary Bursaries – 31 March 2016
Ecology Bursary – 31 March 2016
Energy Education Trust NZ Undergraduate & Honours Scholarships – 31 March 2016
Heseltine Trust Bursary – 31 March 2016
Henry Marfell Scholarships – 31 March 2016
Hubbards Foods Ltd Food Technology Scholarships - 31 March 2016
Joe Walding Memorial Bursary – 31 March 2016
J P Skipworth Scholarship (Ecology) – 31 March 2016
J P Skipworth Scholarship (Plant Biology) – 31 March 2016
Julie Alley Bursary – 31 March 2016
Ken & Elizabeth Powell Bursary – 31 March 2016
Magnetic Resonance Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Manawatu Branch NZICA Bursary – 31 March 2016
Mary Mallon Memorial Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Masterton Trust Lands Trust Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Max Chapple Memorial Scholarship – 31 March 2016
NZ Federation of Graduate Women Harriette Jenkins Award – 31 March 2016
Graduate Women Manawatu Postgraduate Scholarship – 31 March 2016
NZ Federation of Graduate Women North Shore Branch Scholarship – 31 March 2016
NZ Federation of Graduate Women Wellington Branch Scholarships – 31 March 2016
Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation & Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Polish Charitable & Educational Trust – 31 March 2016
Riccarton Rotary Jubilee Tertiary Scholarships – 31 March 2016
Robert Bruce Trust – 31 March 2016
Scion Research Institute Physics Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Soroptimist International of PN Scholarship – 31 March 2016
SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) New Zealand Section Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Huayu Enrichment Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Te Puke Veterinary Service Inc Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Whakatane Historical Society Scholarship Trust – 31 March 2016
Val Penty Memorial Scholarship – 31 March 2016
Vernon Willey Trust Fellowship – 31 March 2016

April
Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency - 1 April 2016
Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development - 1 April 2016
Maori Education Trust – Postgraduate - 1 April 2016
Maori Education Trust – Undergraduate - 1 April 2016
NZ Federation of Graduate Women NZ Federation of Graduate Women Second Chance Awards - 1 April 2016
Drakeford Undergraduate Acccountancy Scholarship - 10 April 2016
Horizons Regional Council Sustainable Land Use Scholarships - Yr1 & Yr2 students - 13 April 2016
Horizons Regional Council Sustainable Land Use Scholarships - Yr3, Hons, & P/G/Masters students - 13 April 2016Horizons Regional Council Sustainable Land Use Research Scholarships - 13 April 2016
Massey University (Palmerston North Campus) Undergraduate Students' Arts Bursary - 15 April 2016
Women's Suffrage Undergraduate Bursary - 15 April 2016
Graham Chalmers Allen Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Science - 18 April 2016
Norman Cunningham Fellowship - 18 April 2016
Bailey Bequest Bursary - 21 April 2016
Fee Support Scheme for Overseas Research Students - 25 April 2016
CRV AmBreed Scholarship - 30 April 2016
Margaret Richards Bursary - 30 April 2016
New Horizons for Women Trust (Inc) Second-Chance Education - Diploma and Degree Studies Awards - 30 April 2016
New Horizons for Women Trust Opportunity Awards    - 30 April 2016
New Horizons for Women Trust (Inc) Research Awards - 30 April 20162015
New Horizons for Women Trust (Inc) Ria McBride Public Service Management Award - 30 April 2016
William Broughton Bursary in New Zealand Literary Studies - 30 April 2016
Zonta Manawatu Scholarship - Women in Science & Technology - 30 April 2016

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