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Last updated 23 April 2014



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


PhD programme offered in applied potato genetics and breeding: Horticulture New Zealand and Crop & Food Research (a Crown Research Institute) are offering full stipend and fees support for a PhD programme based within the Crop & Food Research potato breeding, molecular genetics and biotechnology teams at their Lincoln based research centre. The PhD candidate will be aligned to the National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies at Lincoln University (a Centre of Research Excellence).

For more information contact: Prof. Tony Conner, Crop & Food Research Senior Scientist, Lincoln University, Professorial Fellow in Plant Genetics & Biotechnology
email: , DDI +64 3 325 9489, Mobile +64 274 578 068 or Dr Bill Griffin, Crop & Food Research Science Group Manager, Crop Improvement
email: , DDI +64 3 325 9547, Mobile +64 272 299 347


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.


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 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 ( or to BRANZ 2011 Research and Information Agenda ( 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:

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


CRV AmBreed Scholarship: Offered to support and encourage students with interests in animal husbandry, animal genetics, farm management and environmental sustainability. The scholarship is $3,000 and an opportunity for the recipient to observe dairy production systems in Europe. The scholarship will cover the cost of return travel and accommodation in Europe for two weeks: this travel component is dependent on the recipient attaining at least a B average in the second and third year subjects of the degree.

Applicants must be full-time students of Massey University,  and in their third year of the Bachelor of AgriScience or the Bachelor of Science degree. Priority will be given to New Zealand citizens but international students who demonstrate a desire to pursue animal science as a career will also be considered.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 April 2014.


Margaret Richards Bursary: For Massey University students enrolled in English, part time or fulltime, postgraduate or undergraduate. Undergraduate applicants will be enrolled in either an English major within the Bachelor of Arts, or an Expressive Arts major within the Bachelor of Communication.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 April 2014.


Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship: The scholarship is open to all Maori but in line with the Maori Soldiers Trust Act 1957,  preference will be given to descendants of Maori World War I veterans."Maori World War I Veteran" means a Maori who has served overseas during the First World War as a member of any of the armed forces.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: (under What we do)

Applications close 30 April 2014.


William Broughton Bursary in New Zealand Literary Studies: Open to applicants who are enrolled in a paper in New Zealand literature at any level within a course of undergraduate or postgraduate study in English or Expressive Arts at any campus of Massey University. Applicants may be studying part-time or full-time, internal or extramural or mixed, at any of the campuses of Massey University. 
Recipients of the Bursary may hold it a second time, but only as a result of reapplication and fresh success in the selection process.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 April 2014.


Whanui Scholarship for Agriculture: These scholarships are available to Maori undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in 2014 in an agriculture or agribusiness related degree.  It is envisaged that the recipients of this scholarship will be committed to the future economic and social development of Maori, iwi, hapu and whanau. The award is $10,000 and up to 10 recipients may be awarded.

Full regulations and applications are available from:

Applications close 30 April 2014


Tawera Scholarship: These scholarships are available to Maori undergraduate students enrolled full-time in 2014 in a commerce, business, or management degree.  Preference will given to those students who: are in their last year or second to last of study towards their bachelor degree; have proven academic merit; demonstrate a commitment to tikanga Maori and te reo Maori; demonstrate a commitment to Maori, iwi, and hapu economic development; are interested in building personal skills and expertise to support Maori economic and social development. up to 10 scholarships are available and each award is valued at $10,000.

Full regulations and applications are available from:

Applications close 30 April 2014


Wildbase Research Trust Research Fund: Applications for research funding from the Sub-Trust may be accepted from a Massey University staff member who is a Principal Investigator of Wildbase or students enrolled in degree programmes at Massey University who are supervised by a Principal Investigator of Wildbase. Applications for research funding from the Sub-Trust may be accepted from prospective students anticipating enrolment in a post-graduate degree programme who will be supervised by a Principal Investigator of Wildbase, with disbursement of funds conditional on completion of enrolment by the student.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 April 2014.


LEADR Scholarship: The LEADR Scholarship provides for up to three New Zealand students, recent graduates, or workers in the not-for-profit/NGO sector to attend the LEADR 5 Day Mediation workshop.

Applicants must be:
• working for an NGO or not for profit organization or currently studying or have graduated in the last 12 months and not be working full time.
• able to show a proven interest in alternative dispute resolution.  This could be, but is not limited to university papers, professional training/related coaching, involvement in ADR activities in their current employment or voluntary activities.
• passionate about working towards becoming a qualified mediator
• committed to promoting alternative dispute resolution within their community
• a New Zealand citizen, resident, or be eligible under the Immigration Act to live indefinitely in NZ.

Full regulations and application forms are available

Applications close 1 May 2014.


School of Management Doctoral Scholarship for Maori/Pacifica: School of Management Doctoral Scholarship for Maori/Pacifica are offered to encourage postgraduate research in the School of Management. They are awarded on academic ranking, and degree of fit with the research foci of the School of Management. The list of available Research Projects is available at:

Full regulations and application information are available from:

Applications close 9 May 2014.


School of Management Masterate Scholarships for Maori/Pacifica: School of Management Masterate Scholarships and Masterate Scholarships for Maori/Pacifica Students are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research in the School of Management. They are awarded on academic ranking, and degree of fit with the research foci of the School of Management. The list of available Research Projects is available at:

Full regulations and application information are available from:

Applications close 9 May 2014.


School of Management Doctoral Scholarships: School of Management Doctoral Scholarships are offered to encourage postgraduate research in the School of Management. They are awarded on academic ranking, and degree of fit with the research foci of the School of Management. The list of available Research Projects is available at:

Full regulations and application information are available from:

Applications close 9 May 2014.


School of Management Masterate Scholarships: School of Management Masterate Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research in the School of Management. They are awarded on academic ranking, and degree of fit with the research foci of the School of Management. The list of available Research Projects is available at:

Full regulations and application information are available from:

Applications close 9 May 2014.


Auckland Council Chief Economist's Research Scholarship in Economics: Open to postgraduate students enrolled either fulltime or part-time in a programme in the area of urban economics or related field that has particular relevance to local government in New Zealand. 

Research can be in one of two categories:
1. Research that is directly relevant to the Auckland Plan, Auckland Council’s Unitary
Plan or Economic Development Strategy, or
2. Research that addresses a topic which is relevant to and informs the economic knowledge of local government in New Zealand.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 May 2014.


Commonwealth Endowment Scholarships: Opportunities are available for Master's-level study of up to two years' duration, commencing in 2013-2014 are available at various Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s level study are being offered in the following countries in 2014.

•  Bangladesh •  Botswana •  Caribbean (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago) •  Ghana •  Kenya •  Pakistan •  Rwanda •  South Africa

Each award covers:

•  Full tuition fees •  Monthly/quarterly stipend (living allowance) set at local rates •  Arrival allowance (usually) USD 500, to contribute to additional costs incurred in moving to your host country •  One economy class return airfare between your home and host countries.

Applicants should:

•  Be citizens of any Commonwealth country except the host country •  Hold a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed.

Successful candidates will have to complete an application form for their host university in addition to their scholarship application.

Full regulations, application forms and further information on which University the scholarships are tenable at is available from:

The completed form must be sent to:

The majority of applications close 31 May 2014 (applications for study in Pakistan close 30 June 2014, applications for South Africa close 31 July 2014).


Landcorp Farming "First Step" Bursary: Available to Massey University students normally resident in NZ and enrolled in their final year of full-time study in agriculture, agricommerce or animal science for an undergraduate degree, honours degree, graduate or postgraduate diploma.

Successful applicants will not only receive financial support in their final year of study at Massey University, but they will also be considered for positions within Landcorp should any such suitable positions become available.

Full regulations and application information are available from:

Applications close 30 May 2014.

Wanganui Federation of University Women Trust Wynne Costley Study Award: Open to female student in her second to fourth year of full time tertiary study. The applicant must be: studying in the area of the Liberal Arts or Humanities as defined on material which is issued with the application form:
a New Zealand citizen or has permanent residency in New Zealand;
 have spent a minimum of three years studying at a secondary school in Wanganui.

Full regulations and information on obtaining an application form are available from:

Applications close 31 May 2014.


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 information on obtaining an application form are available from:

Applications close 27 June 2014


Cora Wilding Memorial Award: Available to assist students reach their personal goal - education costs, student exchange, travel for conference etc. Applications will be considered by the YHA New Zealand Awards Committee. The principles they will use to guide their assessment of applications is as follows: i. The extent to which the Award assists the applicant makes a contribution to their local community, rather than solely provide a personal gain. ii. Whether the applicant has the means to undertake their activity anyway. In other words, but for this Award, the applicant could not achieve their desired outcomes. iii. How well the application aligns with YHA's charitable aims and objects, and Cora Wilding's intentions for YHA that the Award is designed to honour.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 June 2014.


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. Information about the Nga Manu Nature Reserve may be found at

Applicants must be enrolled in full time study at Massey University and undertaking either an Honours research project or Masterate thesis.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:

Applications close 30 June 2014.


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.

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:

Applications close 1 July 2014.


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. Applications must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents and be enrolled or preparing to enrol in a certificate, diploma or degree at the Albany campus of Massey University.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: 

Applications close 28 July 2014.

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

Scholarships Closing April / May/ June / July 2014: 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.

The VetFocus Study Grant – 24 April 2014
Fee Support Scheme for Overseas Research Students – 25 April 2014
CRV AmBreed Scholarship – 30 April 2014
Maori Education Trust - Whanui Scholarship for Agriculture – 30 April 2014

Maori Education Trust - Tawera Scholarship – 30 April 2014 
Margaret Richards Bursary – 30 April 2014
Natural Resource & Environmental Economics Scholarship – 30 April 2014
New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Travel Grants – 30 April 2014
School of Management Doctoral Scholarship for Maori/Pacifica – 30 April 2014
School of Management Masterate Scholarships for Maori/Pacifica – 30 April 2014
Sonja Davies Peace Award – 30 April 2014
Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship – 30 April 2014
Vet Services (HB) Ltd Scholarship – 30 April 2014
Wildbase Research Trust Research Fund – 30 April 2014

Egyptian Government Scholarships for NZ students - 1 May 2014
New Zealand Coastal Society Research Scholarship - 1 May 2014
NZ Plant Protection Society Conference Travel Grant for Students – 15 May 2014
The Chevening Scholarship - 17 May 2014
Auckland Council Chief Economist's Research Scholarship in Economics – 30 May 2014 -
Landcorp Farming "First Step" Bursary – 30 May 2014
Commonwealth Endowment Scholarships – 31 May 2014 -
Peace & Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) Scholarship (Project grant only) – 31 May 3014
Rural Communities Trust – 31 May 2014
Wanganui Federation of University Women Trust Wynne Costley Study Award – 31 May 2014

Fulbright - Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship – 1 June 2014
St Hilda's Bursaries – 1 June 2014
Massey University Elite Sports World Travel Award – 1 June 2014
Jeff Nash Memorial Scholarship – 15 June 2014
Rangitaane O Manawatu Scholarships – 27 June 2014  NEW
Awarua Trust – 28 June 2014
Tongariro Natural History Society Memorial Award – 28 June 2014
Cora Wilding Memorial Award – 30 June 2014
Drury Tertiary Scholarship – 30 June 2014
NZ Planning Institute Bursary – 30 June 2014
NZ Property Institute Study Award – 30 June 2014
Nga Manu Trust Scholarship – 30 June 2014
Putaruru Veterinary Club Education Trust – 30 June 2014
Royal Society of NZ Medals & Awards – 30 June 2014

Fulbright-Cognition Education Research Trust Scholar Award in Education Research – 1 July 2014
Fulbright New Zealand Senior Scholar Award – 1 July 2014
Massey University Masterate Scholarship – 1 July 2014
Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Maori Students – 1 July 2014
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships – 15 July 2014
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Retraining Award – 28 July 2014
Massey University Chemistry Scholarship – 30 July 2014
Massey University Mathematics Scholarship – 30 July 2014
Massey University Physics Scholarship – 30 July 2014
Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust – 30 July 2014
French Awards Scholarship – 31 July 2014
Kiwiplan Scholarships – 31 July 2014
NZ Federation of Graduate Women Postgraduate Fellowship – 31 July 2014
Polish Charitable & Educational Trust – 31 July 2014

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