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Last updated 13 November 2015


Research Project: Pursuing sustainability through pasture diversity: Evaluation of pastoral improvement by including companion species within a Lolium perenne – Trifolium repens pasture.

Institute of Agriculture and Environment
Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand

In Temperate Humid climates, the seasonal diminishment of rainfall and increasing temperatures in Summer result in soil water restriction for pastures which decreases their growth rate. Such is the case for Lolium perenne and Trifolium repens pastures. In non-irrigated pastures the Summer drought is slowly elongating over time and can diminish their growth rate to a minimum. Pasture species diversity can be an important factor to increase pasture survival, production efficiency and sustainability for the animal production grazing systems.

This PhD scholarship will allowed the student to investigate soil, pasture and grazing animal relationships within permanent pastures, and to develop his/her knowledge, analytical and critical capacities within the pasture ecology discipline. The research approach to the sustainable animal production systems is holistic, thus this project will widen the student's understanding of soil, pasture and grazing animals.

The studentship includes a NZ$25k tax-free stipend per year, during 3 years, plus payment of Massey PhD tuition fees (ca NZ$7k). Funding eligibility includes overseas candidates.

The project will be developed within the Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University. The student will be part of the Pastoral Science research team with access to a wide group of researchers of soil, pasture and animal science disciplines.

To apply please email a 2-sided CV, including the name of two academic referees, and also a one-page covering letter that explains and sustain your application, to
A/Prof. Ignacio Lopez: by 25 November 2015. Candidates need to meet the requirements for entry to PhD study at Massey University:

Further inquiries write to Ignacio Lopez:
Massey University is a leading New Zealand University for postgraduate study, and is a QS-ranked top university in the world for Agriculture.

Palmerston North is a city full of life and friendly with an ideal environment to pursue PhD studies. It is located in the North Island's rural heartland with great outdoor options and within easy driving distance of beaches, mountains and other cities.

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

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

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

This project is a 3-year research project and is fully sponsored by Zespri ( An active engagement with Zespri’s Research Innovation Steering Group is expected with results to be presented periodically to grower groups and industry periodicals (e.g. Kiwifruit Journal), alongside (other) scientific outputs.
Candidates with a strong background in Plant Science, including crop/plant physiology and/or plant nutrition and/or plant biochemistry, are encouraged to apply. Current driving licence is essential to visit research orchards, which will include overnight-stays away from Palmerston North base.

The studentship includes a NZ$25k tax-free stipend per year, plus payment of Massey PhD tuition fees (ca NZ$7k). Funding eligibility includes overseas candidates.
The project will be supported by commercial and research orchards, plant growth & laboratory facilities, with supervision/training provided, within the Joint Graduate School of Horticulture and Food Enterprise, and is based at the Institute of Agriculture & Environment (IAE), Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ (more info:

Motivated candidates should email a 2-sided CV, including the name of two academic referees, and also a one-page covering letter, which should discuss their reasons for applying, to Dr. Huub Kerckhoffs: by 30 September 2015  
Candidates will also need to meet the requirements for entry to PhD study at Massey University (more info: ).

Informal inquiries encouraged and welcome to Huub Kerckhoffs:
This position is re-advertised; there is no need to re-apply if you have applied before.
Massey University is a leading New Zealand University for postgraduate study, and is a QS-ranked top university in the world for Agriculture.

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


PhD position in Food Protein Molecular Interactions
Location: Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Scholarship: NZ$26-28,000 (tax exempt) per annum for 3 years  + student fees
Start date: early 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.

The Project: Protein-protein intermolecular crosslinks or attractive interactions are an important structural component in foods. They may be endogenous to natural food materials, or may be deliberately or inadvertently introduced by food processing conditions.
There is considerable knowledge about these links in single-source protein food materials, e.g. milk protein systems such as yoghurt and cheese. However, little is known about what types and amounts of protein-protein links are desirable in combinations of proteins from different sources, and how the interaction profile can be rationally manipulated through precision processing.
This PhD project will take a systematic fundamental approach to exploring the interactions between proteins from different sources. This work will build an understanding of how molecular interactions can be optimised by co-processing.

Selection Criteria:
•    Masters or Bachelor with Honours degree in food science, chemistry or a related field
•    Experience in relevant laboratory-based research and a knowledge of statistics
•    GPA above 7 / 9 (B+ average or better)
•    Fluency in English, and IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge certification for non-native English speakers
•    Knowledge of protein analysis techniques such as HPLC, SDS-PAGE etc.
•    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

Application process: To apply, send a curriculum vitae, 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.

Contact: Dr. Simon Loveday:


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:

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, 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:


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


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:


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.


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: 

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 
• School of Aviation: Dr Andrew Gilbey 
• School of Economics & Finance: Fong Mee Chin
• School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing:  Te Muri Tatere-Beamsley
• School of Management: Professor Sarah Leberman
• General enquiry: Rebecca Izzard  

The writable application form can be found on:

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 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

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: .


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 ( or Dr Ranvir Singh (


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).

Dr. David Rowlands
04 801 5799 ext 63295

Dr. Lee Stoner
04 801 5799 ext 62403

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:
• 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: or
Informal enquiries about the scholarship can also be directed to the project supervisors: and


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 ( 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 ( ) 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.

Ioannis Konstas
Mob: +30 6972624907
tel: +30 2310 807532
fax: +30 2310 474520


Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates

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.



Contact: Pascal Chardonnet LAPTH -Université de Savoie 9 Chemin de Bellevue BP 110 74941 Annecy-le-Vieux Cedex -France


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:

For further information contact: , , , , or .


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:


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:


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: and


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 (
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 ( _Recommendation_to_the_Associate_Minister_December_152089.3.pdf).

For an Application Form: go to CAENZ web site Enquiries to:
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:

There is no specific closing date.


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

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

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

In the first instance,

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

College of Sciences -

College of Humanities and Social Sciences -

College of Health -

College of Business -

College of Creative Arts - PhD administrator - Please do NOT send unsolicited College of Creative Arts applications. Please read the information regarding the process for scholarship application


Writable application forms are available from

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

Palmerston North Performing Arts Trust Next Step Scholarship: Open to young performing artists (15-30yrs), looking to further their skills/career development through performing arts education and taking the 'next step'. Applications must be NZ citizens and have a family/residential address within the Palmerston North City boundary.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their past and current performing arts involvement and success.  Future potential will also be a consideration. Applicants must have been accepted on, or offered a placement on the proposed course/class, but not yet commenced the appropriate course of study.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 11 November 2015.

Central Energy Trust Bursary: Open to Yr 13 students who are intending to enrol in the year following application at a tertiary institution in the Manawatu/Tararua region (defined as Massey University, UCOL or International Pacific College) in an undergraduate degree course of study extending over a minimum of three years.

Applicants for the bursary awards must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must currently reside in the Manawatu/Tararua region (see map included in the application form) and be intending to reside in the Manawatu/Tararua region for the duration of their course of study.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 13 November 2015.


Whanganui River Enhancement Trust Scholarship: Open to students who are enrolled as a full-time students undertaking research towards a Masters thesis, Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma.  The research must be on the Whanganui River Catchment or have application to this catchment.

Each Scholarship is awarded for a period of one year and has the value of $5000 for Honours and Postgraduate students and $10000 for Masters students.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 13 November 2015.

Livestock Improvement Patrick Shannon Scholarship: For honours and masterate students with special emphasis on mathematics/statistics/Animal Science disciplines. Applicants must have a commitment to working in the  mathematics/statistics and/or science disciplines arenas. Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or resident legally able to work in New Zealand at the completion of study.

Money will be distributed on the basis of one-off grants of $5000 to Students of Mathematics/Statistics/Animal Science in their fourth (Honours) year or $10,000 (in progressive payments) for Masterates.

Where feasible, successful candidates will be encouraged to undertake one month's paid work at LIC prior to taking up the Scholarship.

Full regulations are available from:

Online applications are available from: (scholarships tab)

Applications close 15 November 2015.

Atihau-Ravensdown University Scholarship: Open to Atihau Whanganui Incorporation shareholders and their descendants,for undergraduate study in an agricultural or horticultural degree. Only one scholarship is available at any one time and it does not reopen until the holder completes their U/G degree.

Full regulations are available from:

Application forms can be obtained from:  or or:
Atihau - Ravensdown Scholarship
c/- HR department
Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Ltd
PO Box 16081, Hornby
Christchurch 8441

Applications close 30 November 2015.

Fletcher Construction Bursaries: For students who are NZ citizens or permanent residents studying full time at the MU Wellington campus and who have completed year 2 of the BNursing or have completed year three of the Bachelor of Design (Spatial Design) and are entering their Honours year.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 November 2015.

Sir James Scholarship for Food Technology: Available to NZ citizens who are enrolled or intending to enrol fulltime in 2015 in the first year of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons) at Massey University.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 November 2015.

Gwen Price - Wellington Ostomy Association Student Grant: Applications are open to Wellington Campus students enrolled in the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing. Applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents. Preference will be given to students who are receiving (or eligible to receive) the Student Loan but are not eligible to receive the Student Allowance, and who also have a record of academic success in their studies to date. Evidence of good character may also be taken into account.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 1 December 2015.

Kiwirail Undergraduate Scholarship: Open to the daughter or son of a permanent employee of KiwiRail (as at 1 December in the year of application) and be intending to enrol, or be currently enrolled, full time for a first undergraduate degree or diploma at a New Zealand university or polytechnic or college of education.

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

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 1 December 2015.

Seafarers Union Scholarship: Applicants will be New Zealand citizens who are enrolled for undergraduate study at a New Zealand university. At time of application applicants should have completed at least one year of fulltime undergraduate study.

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

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 1 December 2015.

Sir Alan Stewart Postgraduate Scholarships: Available to encourage new postgraduate enrolments from other tertiary institutions and to assist Massey students to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

Candidates must: - be enrolled or be intending to enrol full-time or part-time, in the year the award is to be made, in their initial year of a first postgraduate programme*, undertaken either internally or extramurally;
- have completed an undergraduate degree at a New Zealand university;
- be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
* If you have completed a postgraduate programme at another university, you are not eligible to apply.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 1 December 2015.


Hugh Williams Ravensdown Memorial Scholarship: Available to descendents of Ravensdown shareholders who undertake full time undergraduate study at MU or Lincoln University in an agricultural or horticultural degree. The scholarship recipient will receive a cash grant of $5,000 a year for the duration of their undergraduate study. In addition, recipients will be offered the opportunity of paid holiday work at Ravensdown.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 4 December 2015.

Rotary Club of Port Nicholson Goal Setter Awards: For students undertaking a minimum of one year’s tertiary study in the Wellington / Kapiti areas, towards completion of an undergraduate or post-graduate degree. If you are already in at least your second year of tertiary education, can show a history of goal-setting and goals achievement, while contributing service to others (individuals, groups or the community at large) and doing so while having to overcome significant barriers we urge you to apply for a Goal Setter Award.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 4 December 2015.


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

TCall for scholarship applications - Round 2015/2016

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence and have been accepted by an accredited New Zealand tertiary institution.

Successful candidates are expected to study full-time, unless otherwise agreed to by BRANZ.

Building a Better New Zealand (BBNZ) - - the research strategy for the building and construction industry - identifies industry's nine priority topics, which each correspond to one of the 2017 strategic focus areas from the roadmap:
•Better buildings
•Materials performance
•Maintaining and improving the performance of existing buildings
•Automation, industrialisation and new technologies
•Operating environment
•Meeting the housing needs of all New Zealanders
•Building better cities and communities.

Further detail on each of the nine topics can be found in the BBNZ. BRANZ recommends that scholarship applicants read the BBNZ in full prior to preparing their application using the Scholarship Application Template -

How to apply Applications are to be prepared using the guidelines provided in the Scholarship Application Template.

BRANZ operates a dual application timeframe, as follows:
    BRANZ officially accepts applications from now through to 6 December 2015 and will advise applicants of the outcome in December.
    BRANZ also accepts scholarship applications as they are received throughout the year. While BRANZ will consider out-of-cycle applications carefully, we envisage a sizeable proportion of the scholarship funding will be allocated in the August-November round, with instalments beginning in February of the following year. Applicants are therefore welcome to apply throughout the year but encouraged to apply within the call timeframe wherever possible to maximise their chances of success.

    Candidates should ensure there is a month available to BRANZ for consideration before any closing date set by any co-funding agency.

Further information is available from:

Applications close 6 December 2015.


DairyNZ Scholarship: Available to outstanding students with a particular interest in dairying, who are undertaking an agriculture or agricultural-related degree at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.

Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enrol in one of the following programmes: Bachelor of AgriScience - Agriculture Bachelor of AgriCommerce Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Science or Animal Science Bachelor of Business Studies in Agribusiness Bachelor of Applied Economics in Agricultural Economics
Please note: Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology, Food Science and Food Technology degree programmes are not eligible for DairyNZ Scholarships.

Applicants need to have NCEA Level 3 or better and be either a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident. The scholarship is tenable up to four years and pays the full, formal annual tuition fees - up to a maximum of $5750 per year.

Students need to be registered in a full-time course at either Lincoln or Massey University by 31 March in the year of the award and satisfactorily complete course work in each year preceding re-application.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 7 December 2015.

Rural Waikato Undergraduate Health Science Scholarship: Open to students from rural Waikato who are currently enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate health science course.

Full regulations and application forms are available from

Applications close 11 December 2015.


The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Postgraduate Diploma Award: To assist a woman graduate to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma at an approved institution in the Auckland area.Applicants must be enrolling fulltime for a Postgraduate Diploma.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 14 December 2015.

Onion Industry Postgraduate Scholarship: Available to assist any suitable applicant involved in a research project that is likely to make a contribution to the NZ onion industry. Research topics of interest include: improvement in onion yields, quality and sustainable production, postharvest technologies, food safety, market access and development (particularly Asian markets); biosecurity, new products. Further information on New Zealand onion research priorities may be obtained from Dr Jane Adams, Research and Innovation Manager, Onions NZ by emailing:

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 15 December 2015.


Off the Beaten Track - Call for Scholarship Proposals:

This  call  is  aimed  at  budding  researchers  with  creative  and  open  minds  towards  the challenges of applied research.  We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer 9 scholarships to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2016 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal

Eligible  candidate s

• Undergraduate and graduate students

• PhD students

• Everyone with a genuine interest in anthropology

• Previous participants of the project

Selection is NOT based on academic merit, originality or complexity. We aim for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity. In the past years even students who were not enrolled in an anthropology program received scholarships for the project.

Selec tion Procedure

Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be performed during the summer school on Gozo (Malta).

From these proposals, the academic board of Expeditions will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/ February). The three best research proposals will each be granted a full scholarship. The next six runners-up will be granted scholarships of 1,600.00€ (about 50% of the total tuition) which will be deducted from their tuition fee.

In the first stage:

• You are allowed to send in as many research ideas as you like. All submissions will compete equally.

• Applicants are asked to be creative, and to focus on why the research is valuable.

After initial acceptance:

• Applicants will develop further one selected proposal under assistance of our tutors (via e-mail or skype).

• Elaboration on feasibility, methodology and research layouts are to be fleshed out in this stage only

• Final research proposals should be submitted within two months after initial acceptance


How to apply?

• Send us 2 or more research concepts (but at least two!).

• 150-250 words per research concept.

• Submitting can only be done through the form on our website.

• The deadline for submissions is January 5th, 2016.

Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants. In case you wish to join the project even if you do not receive a scholarship, we advise to register through the regular procedure as early as possible since non- scholarship slots are usually filled by the end of December.

 More information: Leading professor: Marc Vanlangendonck University of Leuven and IMMRC


The Odyssey Travel Merit and Equity Scholarship: Available to studenls of proven academic capability who are experiencing financial hardship and, without assistance from Odyssey,may be forced to withdraw from their studies. Applicants must have completed their first year of study.

Full regulations and application information are available from:

Applications close 15 January 2016.

Massey University Extramural Undergraduate Scholarships: Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enrol extramurally to complete studies in the year the award is made in their current Bachelor's Degree. Applicants must also be NZ citizens or permanent residents and have completed 240 credits of a 3 year Bachelor degree or 360 credits of a 4 year Bachelor degree of which at least 75% of credits have been COMPLETED extramurally. (The 75% calculation is applied to papers already completed and does not include those papers you intend taking).

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 31 January 2016.

Massey University Undergraduate Scholarship: Available to students enrolled full-time or part-time internally or extramurally for undergraduate studies at Massey University and have completed a minimum of 120 credits at Massey University. Consideration will normally only be given to students with a GPA of 7.0 or better (on a 9 point scale), or an A- average or better. Please note that this is a highly contested scholarship.
The scholarships are tenable only in New Zealand and candidates must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 31 January 2016.

Rural Women NZ - Wairarapa Provincial Tertiary Bursary: Five separate $100.00 grants will be made. If fewer than five applications, the balance to be shared between the applicants. Preference will be given to applicants whose family has Rural Women New Zealand connections and live within the Wairarapa.

Full regulations and application information are available from

Applications close 31 January 2016.

Rural Communities Trust: Available to those who live in a 'Rural Community' as defined by the Trust. (The Rural Communities Trust define RURAL as a town or district of less than 2000 people, or slightly larger, if there is no industry, or a rural district).

Funding Priorities GROUP 'A' Individuals with specific health, educational, or social needs (Social includes sporting and cultural), living in rural areas, with an application which is well documented and supported, and which fall outside the criteria for Government agency assistance.
GROUP 'B' Rural community groups and organisations who have shown some self help, and require top-up assistance for specific projects. GROUP 'C' Rural community groups and or individuals who may have received assistance from Government agencies, or other funding groups who require top-up assistance.
THE TRUST: will not fund wages and salaries. will not fund the purchase of vehicles. will not provide set-up grants. will not provide on-going funding. will not provide another grant to the same individual, family or group within 3 years except in exceptional circumstances. will not fund other trusts or organisations for general purposes unless specific cases and items are detailed. As a general rule, the Trust will not fund overseas travel.
For more information please contact: The Administrator The Rural Communities Trust c/- Federated Farmers PO Box 447 Hamilton 3240 Telephone: 0800 327 646
Rural Communities Trust also offers: TRANSPOWER TERTIARY GRANTS The Rural Communities Trust define RURAL as a town or district of less than 2000 people, or slightly larger, if there is no industry, or a rural district.
Selection Guidelines Criteria include the following A student who: is RURAL has a proven academic ability has shown a commitment to study has set definite goals to achieve may be studying Electrical Engineering manages to successfully balance study with sport or recreation has special circumstances is preferably a second or third year student
In order to qualify for a grant, a student must meet the criteria of being RURAL based on the Trust's definition. The student should have determined specifically what qualification they are seeking. Preference may apply for anyone studying Electrical Engineering. It is desirable for the student to have a proven track record and an obvious ability to be successful in the determined study area. In general, second or third year students will be preferred. First year students are often experimenting and frequently change direction. The exception to this policy would be a first year student who has a proven academic record to achieve, but family financial circumstances are such that tertiary study is almost impossible. A person with a disability could also fall into this category. Applications from students intending to study a course of one year’s duration may be considered.
The Trust will not provide a second Transpower Tertiary Grant to the same individual within 3 years except in exceptional circumstances. For more information please contact: The Administrator The Rural Communities Trust c/- Federated Farmers PO Box 447 Hamilton 3240 Telephone: 0800 327 646 Email:

Applications close 31 January 2016.


Allan & Grace Kay Overseas Scholarship: Available to students pursuing postgraduate research in the Agricultural or Veterinary Science fields at an overseas university.  The scholarship has an annual value of $10,000 and is open to New Zealand born residents who may be graduates from a university in New Zealand or overseas.

The tenure of the scholarship is for a maximum period of three years.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 1 February 2016.


C. Alma Baker Postgraduate Scholarship: For NZ citizens who are graduates of NZ Universities, who are enrolled or intending to enrol in masterate or doctoral thesis programmes in the fields of agriculture, agriculture-related technologies or the study of rural society.

he value of scholarships, currently a maximum $13,000 a year for a masterate student and $20,000 a year for a doctoral student, will be reviewed from time to time.  For masterate students, funding will be for one year (normally for a course including a significant research component); for doctoral students, awards may be for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress and the provision of regular reports and annual application.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 1 February 2016.


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

Full regulations are available from: Application forms are available from:

Applications close 1 February 2016 (and 1 August 2016).

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Masters Degree Award: Available to assist a woman graduate to carry out study for a Masters Degree at an approved institution in the Auckland area. Two awards will be made for a year of study that includes either coursework and/or a research component.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

(click on Academic Awards Available, then Postgraduate Awards)

Applications close 1 February 2016.

Beef and Lamb New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarships: Available to assist students with a good academic record, and a passion for the agricultural sector to undertake a Bachelors degree, including  Honours, that will provide them with an education & training to support sustainable development of the NZ Meat Industry.

Scholarships are available for new entrants, either direct from school or from those currently in employment, as well as those who are part way through a relevant degree qualification. New entrants will need to have NCEA Level 3 or better or B Bursary or better while those part way through a degree should have received either NCEA Level 3 or better or a B average or better. All applicants must be either a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: or from Kerry Harrington, AH 302, Palmerston North Campus, or email

Applications close 7 February 2016.


The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Final Year Bachelor with Honours Degree Award: Available to assist a woman to complete the final year of a Bachelor with Honours Degree at an approved institution in the Auckland area.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

(click on Academic Awards Available, then Undergraduate Awards)

Applications close 9 February 2016.


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:

Applications close 12 February 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 for details and closing dates.

Global Scholarships: Information about scholarships available across the Globe. All disciplines and at all levels of study. Visit: 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

Study Abroad Opportunities: Over 600 scholarships from 150 Universities from around the world.

Scholarship Funding opportunities: PhD  funding - Masters funding - Postgraduate Funding -

Scholarships Closing November / December 2015 / January / February 2016: full information about these scholarships can be found on  

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.

Central Energy Trust Bursary – 13 November 2015  
Whanganui River Enhancement Trust Scholarship  - 13 November 2015
Livestock Improvement Patrick Shannon Scholarship - 15 November 2015
Amelia Earhart Fellowships - 15 November 2015
Bay of Plenty Farmers Education Trust - 15 November 2015
David Levene Foundation Bursaries – 15 November 2015
J E Prestidge Scholarship - mid November each year
Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language - Teacher Trainee Scholarship – 15 November 2015
Robert Gibson Methodist Trust Board Bursaries & Student Grants – 20 November 2015
John R.Templin Scholarship – 21 November 2015
Property Institute of New Zealand Postgraduate Scholarship – 22 November 2015
Awarua Trust – 28 November 2015
Doris Elizabeth Geraldine Swadling Award - end November each yr
Clark Fletcher Memorial Citrus Bursary - 30 November 2015
Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Research  Grant  - 30 November 2015
Atihau-Ravensdown University Scholarship – 30 November 2015
F W W Rhodes Memorial Scholarship - 30 November 2015
Fletcher Construction Bursaries - 30 November 2015
Glad McArthur Horticultural Scholarship - 30 November 2015
Loman Friedlander Award - 30 November 2015
Sir James Scholarship for Food Technology - 30 November 2015
Massey University Statistics Scholarship – 30 November 2015

Gwen Price - Wellington Ostomy Association Student Grant - 1 December 2015
Hanny van Roekel Prize - 1 December 2015
Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Memorial Scholarships  - 1 December 2015
Kitchener Memorial Scholarship - 1 December 2015
Kiwirail Undergraduate Scholarship - 1 December 2015
Massey University Elite Sports World Travel Award - 1 December 2015
Prime Minister's Athletes' Scholarships - 1 December 2015
Seafarers Union Scholarship - 1 December 2015
Sir Alan Stewart Postgraduate Scholarships - 1 December 2015
Winton A&P Research Farm Scholarship – 1 December 2015
Frank Sydenham Scholarship – 3 December 2015
Hugh Williams Ravensdown Memorial Scholarship – 4 December 2015 - NEW
Rotary Club of Port Nicholson Goal Setter Awards - 4 December 2015
FMG Agricultural Scholarship - 5 December 2015
DairyNZ Scholarship - 7 December 2015
IIMS Mathematics and Statistics Honours Scholarships - 15 December 2015
Onion Industry Postgraduate Scholarship – 15 December 2015
Peter Turner Scholarship in Documentary Photography – 15 December 2015
OMV New Zealand Ltd. Scholarship - 17 December 2015
Business and Professional Women - Hibiscus Coast - 31 December 2015
Murray King Memorial Scholarship - 31 December 2015
Putaruru Veterinary Club Education Trust – 31 December 2015

January 2016
Joan Berry Fellowships in Veterinary Science – Postgraduate – 10 January 2016
Muriel Caddie Scholarships in Vet Science – 10 January 2016
Phyllis Irene Grey Fellowships in Veterinary Science - Postgraduate – 10 January 2016
Sinclair Cummings Veterinary and Animal Sciences Scholarship – 10 January 2016
The Odyssey Travel Merit and Equity Scholarship - 15 January 2016    
Hoe Tahi Addictions Scholarships - 15 January 2016
The Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Maori Leadership in Health Scholarships - 15 January 2016
Australasian Rolex OWUSS Scholarships - 31 January 2016
Ernest William File Scholarship - 31 January 2016
John Michael Stark-Brown Scholarship - 31 January 2016
Massey University Extramural Undergraduate Scholarships - 31 January 2016
Massey University International Enterprise in Action Scholarship - 31 January 2016
Massey University Global Enterprise Challenge Scholarship - 31 January 2016  
Massey University New Zealand Business Week Scholarship - 31 January 2016
Massey University Undergraduate Scholarship - 31 January 2016
New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Travel Grants    - 31 January 2016
RAPHS Medical and Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship - 31 January 2016
Rural Women NZ - Wairarapa Provincial Tertiary Bursary - 31 January 2016
Rural Communities Trust - 31 January 2016
Transpower Education Grant - 31 January 2016
Wairoa Veterinary Club Award - 31 January 2016

February 2016
Allan & Grace Kay Overseas Scholarship – 1 February 2016    
C. Alma Baker Postgraduate Scholarship – 1 February 2016
Charles & Ella Elgar Bursaries – 1 February 2016
HSP Huygens Programme – 1 February 2016
John Court Scholarship – 1 February 2016
Massey Memorial Scholarship – 1 February 2016
New Zealand Marine Sciences Society First Overseas Conference Travel Fund – 1 February 2016
Sir James Gunson Scholarship – 1 February 2016
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Masters Degree Award – 1 February 2016
Teach NZ – 1 February 2016
Beef & Lamb New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarships - 7 February 2016        
Taranaki Electricity Trust Tertiary Education Scholarships - 9 February 2016
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Final Year Bachelor with Honours Degree Award - 9 February 2016    
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Practicum Award - 9 February 2016
George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarship - 12 February 2016    
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Foundation Award – 17 February 2016
J D Bashford Trust - 28 February 2016    
Royce Nicholls Trust - 28 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
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

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