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Last updated 29 May 2015

 

NEW

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

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

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

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

2015-2016 SUMMER CHINA PROGRAM (SCP) ESSAY COMPETITION

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

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

Website:   www.scpaustralia.org/en

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Title: Development of Improved Functionality Processed Potatoes

Location: Riddet Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Supervisor: Dr Jaspreet Singh Duration: 3 years

Remuneration: $25,000 (NZD) per annum (tax exempt) + student fees

The Opportunity
A funded PhD position is available at the Riddet Institute- a Centre of Research Excellence hosted by Massey University. The project focuses on manipulating potato starch characteristics to design novel processed potato foods with improved health benefits. This will form part of research collaboration between the Riddet Institute and a leading Australasian food manufacturer.

Candidate Requirements
The suitable candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s degree with suitable honours or a Master’s degree in Food science and technology and/material science and engineering or related fields.
•  Some experience in undertaking research in the above mentioned areas (including literature searches, laboratory work, analysing data, and writing publications for peer reviewed journals) is preferred.
•  Some experience in laboratory work is preferred
•  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

Status and application process
This project is available for an immediate start. Applications close on 31st May 2015, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 31st July 2015.

Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of three referees to: Dr Jaspreet Singh, Tel: +64-6-3505062, Email J.X.Singh@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 University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)

Research topic: Mapping of the smooth muscle mechanics in the gastric fundus: New Insights into what makes us stop eating

A PhD scholarship is available for research in the area of gastrointestinal physiology in the use of novel spatiotemporal mapping techniques to map the pattern of muscular response that allows the stomach to accommodate incoming food. The initial research will involve the use of organ preparations and pharmacological techniques in conjunction with two dimensional spatiotemporal mapping to quantify tonic muscle activity and its dependence upon intrinsic and extrinsic neural modulation. It will subsequently involve trials in human subjects.

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 Physiology or related fields. Some research experience in the above areas will be advantageous. To be eligible, students can be New Zealand citizens or 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 has to fulfil all conditions of the Massey University Doctoral Scholarship.

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

Advantages of this project: The student will be attached to the prestigious “Digesta group” a group of physiologists, medics and engineers who are acknowledged world authorities in the quantification of movements in the gut wall. This project would suit persons who are intending to embark upon an academic or industrial career in physiology or biomedical research. The candidate will have the opportunity to become proficient in novel techniques developed by this group that are at the frontiers of research in gastrointestinal physiology

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
• Sound mathematical skills

This project is available for an immediate start. Applications close on 15 April 2015, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 1 August 2015. Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of three referees to: Professor Roger Lentle; Tel: 06-3505799 Ext: 41185; Email:r.g.lentle@massey.ac.nz

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)

Developing the Health Work and Retirement Study into a Lifetime Longitudinal Study

A PhD scholarship is available in the School of Public Health to work with the Health and Ageing Research Team on a funded project. This will involve collecting and analysing early life health and socioeconomic data from participants in the Health, Work and Retirement Study to understand how early life events produce disparities in health.

Advantages of this project: This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and organised student to study in an internationally regarded research team with links to international longitudinal studies of ageing. You will work in a supportive multidisciplinary team of leading researchers in Public Health, Psychology, Gerontology, and Human Geography.

Eligibility: The scholarship is 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 Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, Psychology, Sociology or related fields. The student will require excellent quantitative data analysis skills. To be eligible, students must fulfil all conditions for admission to the Massey University Doctoral Programme. Applicants will require a grade point average of 7.0 or better (on a 9 point scale). This is above an average grade of A-.

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

Selection criteria: • Strong academic record • Excellent quantitative data analysis skills • Ability to conduct research within an interdisciplinary team environment • Strong initiative, interest and enthusiasm • Good time management and organisational skills • Excellent communication skills

Status and application process: This project is available for an immediate start. Applications close on 21 April 2015, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 1 October 2015. Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of three referees to: Dr Mary Breheny; Email M.R.Breheny@massey.ac.nz

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS - Massey University Doctoral Scholarships for 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

College of Business Strategic Research Platforms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Prestigious PhD Scholarships now available throughout NZ

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

New Zealand Lifecycle Management Centre -  Potential Master’s Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates

IRAP PhD
International Relativistic Astrophysics Doctorate Program
Duration: 3 years

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

There is no specific closing date.

 

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

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

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

In the first instance,

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award: The aim of the NZ$2,000 award is to encourage study in the United States and, by learning more about America, encourage friendlier relations. No limitation has been placed on the field of study or use of the award. Applicants must be NZ citizens (preferably born in NZ) and be undergraduate students.

Full regulations and application form are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ (Please ensure you follow the instructions re-submitting the application).

Applications close 4pm, 29 May 2015.

 

Zhejiang Sister Province Scholarships: Available to New Zealand students to study in Zhejiang Province, China. In June 2015, five students will be offered one-year scholarships. 

Value of the Award

The scholarship covers the following for ONE YEAR:
• institutional registration & tuition fees in Zhejiang
• required learning materials
• accommodation
• insurance
The scholarship is guaranteed for the first year of study.   The availability of the scholarship for additional out-years is subject to evaluation of the student’s academic performance.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens and in good health
2. Applicants must not be recipients of any other type of Chinese government scholarship
3. Applicants must have a clear vision of what they wish to study in Zhejiang and preferably can show evidence they have been in contact with relevant universities. 
(NB: Chinese language proficiency will be required for programmes delivered in Chinese).
4. In addition to the above;
Applicants for undergraduate programmes
• must qualify for entrance into a NZ university
• must be under the age of 30
Applicants for masters degree programmes
• must have a bachelor’s degree
• must be under the age of 35
Applicants for doctoral degree programmes
• must have a master’s degree
• must be under the age of 40.

Programme Type The scholarship supports short-term training (e.g. one year Mandarin language study) and degree-level study.

Full regulations and information on obtaining application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ or from http://www.enz.govt.nz/how-we-work/scholarships

Applications close 31 May 2015.

 

Fulbright - Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship: For talented New Zealanders in knowledge economy related fields to study towards a Master's degree at an American University, as well as gaining professional work experience in the US & NZ.

One highly prestigious and competitive scholarship will be offered each year, initially for three years, to an emerging entrepreneur who shows academic excellence, leadership potential and the ability to make a real contribution to the development of New Zealand's knowledge economy, as well as be a cultural ambassador for New Zealand. The scholarship is granted for advanced academic study in the US.

Studying in the US is an opportunity to explore America, share your culture and make friends with students from around the world. The quality of teaching, facilities and resources is renowned worldwide.

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

have completed the equivalent of four years full-time tertiary study and obtained a bachelor’s degree by the time you take up your award;
have a minimum of five years work experience that demonstrates business leadership capability;
plan to complete a Master’s degree in Business at a US institution;
have a realistic vision of how you will aid in the development of New Zealand’s economy. Implicit in this is a commitment to return to New Zealand on completion of your award; and
meet the citizenship requirements for this award.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzgraduate/platinumtriangle/

Applications close 1 June 2015.

 

Awarua Trust: Open to those from the Morrinsville area who are intending or enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at Massey University in agricultural related courses, this includes Vet Science, Agricommerce, Food Technology.

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

Applications close 28 June 2015.

 

Tongariro Natural History Society Memorial Award: Available to groups and individuals who propose to study the flora and fauna, geology, vulcanology, weather and natural and human history of the Tongariro National Park.

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

Applications close 28 June 2015.

 

Nga Manu Trust Scholarship: The research project or Masters thesis subject area is open but must have relevance to the natural environment at Nga Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae. Preference will be given for projects entirely or partially based at Nga Manu Nature Reserve.

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

Applications close 30 June 2015.

 

Putaruru Veterinary Club Education Trust: Applicants must have resided for at least five years in Putaruru, Tirau, Tokoroa, Mangakino, Whakamaru, Tirohanga, Waihaha, and Atiamuri in the geographical area serviced by the former Putaruru Veterinary Club and be studying veterinary science, agriculture or areas of study that benefit farming.

Full regulations and contact information regarding applying are available from http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ 

Applications close 30 June 2015.

 

Rangitaane O Manawatu Scholarships: Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated  offer scholarships to assist Rangitaane O Manawatu in their chosen field of study. There are seventeen scholarships available in three categories.

Full regulations and application information are available from: http://www.rangitaane.iwi.nz/

Applications close 30 June 2015.

 

Massey University Masterate Scholarship and Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Maori: Masterate Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time for the thesis research component of their Masters degree.

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-.
International applicants must apply for admission to Massey University on a separate application form available from the International Office, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand. International@massey.ac.nz

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship applications cannot be accepted until such time as the international applicant has applied for admission and has been given a Massey University student ID.

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

Applications close 1 July 2015.

 

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships: Open to international postgraduate students seeking doctoral degrees by research in New Zealand universities.

Eligibility criteria
In order to receive the scholarship, you must meet ALL five of the following eligibility criterion.
 
1.    be a citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia and Fiji
 
2.     hold a minimum equivalent 3.6/4.0 GPA OR A / A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
 
3.    conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
 
4.     meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme at a New Zealand University. This includes; having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency
 
5.     If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 15 January 2015

Full regulations, guidelines, and application forms are available from: http://enz.govt.nz/our-services/scholarships/nzidrs

Applications close 15 July 2015.

 

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Tressa Thomas Retraining Award: Available to assist mature women to prepare to return to a profession or take up work (paid or unpaid) in the community. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and be enrolling at the Albany Campus of Massey University.

Full regulations and application forms are available from www.kateedgertrust.org.nz

Applications close 27 July 2015.

 

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

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

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

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

Applications close 31 July 2015.

 

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

Full regulations and online application forms are available from:

https://nzfgw-applications.org

Applications close 31 July 2014.

 

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

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

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

Applications close 4pm, 31 July 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2015. 

 

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2015.


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

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2015.


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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2015.



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

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

Applications close 1 August 2015.


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

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

Applications close 1 August 2015.


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


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

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

Applications close 1 August 2015.


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

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

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

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

Applications close 1 August 2015.

 

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

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

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

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

Applications open Monday 22 June and close 7 August 2015.

NEW

K A North Scholarship

Closing date:    Friday 23 October 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 May  / June / July /  August 2015: full information about these scholarships can be found on http://awards.massey.ac.nz/  

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

 

May
Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award – 29 May 2015 
Auckland Council Chief Economist's Research Scholarship in Economics - 30 May 2015
Peace & Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) Scholarship (Project grant only) - 31 May 2015
Rural Communities Trust - 31 May 2015
Wanganui Federation of University Women Trust Wynne Costley Study Award - 31 May 2015
Zhejiang Sister Province Scholarships – 31 May 2015

June
Fulbright - Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship – 1 June 2015
St Hilda's Bursaries – 1 June 2015
Massey University Elite Sports World Travel Award – 1 June 2015
Jeff Nash Memorial Scholarship – 15 June 2015
Awarua Trust – 28 June 2015
Tongariro Natural History Society Memorial Award – 28 June 2015
Rangitaane O Manawatu Scholarships - 30 June 2015
Drury Tertiary Scholarship - 30 June 2015
NZ Planning Institute Bursary - 30 June 2015
Nga Manu Trust Scholarship - 30 June 2015
Putaruru Veterinary Club Education Trust - 30 June 2015
Royal Society of NZ Medals & Awards - 30 June 2015
VetPlus (CPVS) Student Scholarship - 30 June 2015

July
Fulbright-Cognition Education Research Trust Scholar Award in Education Research - 1 July 2015
Massey University Masterate Scholarship - 1 July 2015
Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Maori Students - 1 July 2015
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships - 15 July 2015
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Retraining Award - 27 July 2015
Massey University Chemistry Scholarship - 30 July 2015
Massey University Mathematics Scholarship - 30 July 2015
Massey University Physics Scholarship - 30 July 2015
Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust - 30 July 2015
Kiwiplan Scholarships - 30 July 2015
NZ Federation of Graduate Women Postgraduate Fellowship - 30 July 2015
Polish Charitable & Educational Trust - 31 July 2015
Zonta Club of East Auckland Presidents’ Scholarship - 31 July 2015

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

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