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Last updated 17 December 2014

 

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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

Masters Scholarship
We have a Master’s scholarship (Tuition fees @ NZ$8000 for two years, funded by the Centre for Service and Working Dog Health) for a student with an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Physics and with a good knowledge of programming in either C++ or Java. We are beginning a program of research into modelling the structure and function of the canine spine. German Shepherd dogs are used by the police and military around the world for search and rescue, and other functions, and there is considerable wastage when they break down in training or service. We aim to develop a 3D mathematical model of the German Shepherd lumbosacral spine from CT images and soft tissue dissections to import to a modelling program. This will allow us to manipulate the hard and soft tissue features of the spine and evaluate the effects of varying hard and soft tissue conformations on the forces and moments around the motion segment centres. The Master’s project is to develop the preliminary working model of the lumbosacral spine, complete with the spinal elements and soft tissue influences (muscles and ligaments). The student will be working with a commercial software package (AnyBody) for musculoskeletal modelling and will need to be proficient at reverse-engineering existing code for the specific morphometric application, to customise the model.

For more information, or to apply, please contact:
Dr G Robert Colborne, Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North 4442, NZ.
Phone (0)6 356 9099 Ext 85185 or Email G.R.Colborne@massey.ac.nz

 

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)

Nested Food Emulsions: Structure, Digestion and Applications

A PhD scholarship is available at the Riddet Institute, New Zealand’s national Centre of Research Excellence in Food and Nutrition hosted at Massey University. The Institute brings together researchers at three Universities and two government research organisations, and has strong collaborative ties with research groups in North America, Europe and Asia.

The Project: Our Food Science team recently developed a new class of food-grade emulsions, in which the emulsifying agent is a protein-stabilised nanoemulsion. This ‘nested’ structure is a type of Pickering emulsion consisting of a core lipid droplet surrounded by protein-coated nanodroplets. These emulsions have strong potential for simultaneously delivering food science functionality (e.g. inhibiting oxidation) and nutritional functionality (e.g. targeted delivery of bioactives) in health-promoting foods.

This PhD project aims to build a mechanistic understanding of how nested emulsions are digested in the human body. That knowledge will underpin the rational design of nested food emulsions to deliver bioactives to the gastrointestinal tract in a targeted way. You will work with senior scientists leading the field of food digestion research, from both the Food Science team and the Nutrition team.

You will be based at the Palmerston North campus of Massey University, with on-site access to a wide range of analytical equipment and expertise. You will use advanced analytical techniques to characterise nested emulsions during digestion in vitro and in vivo, and you will measure the physiological impact of an emulsion-based beverage. Laboratory techniques will include confocal and electron microscopy, tensiometry and nuclear magnetic resonance, and you will be organising animal and human trials.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must fulfil all conditions for admission to the Massey University Doctoral Programme. Academic and English language requirements can be found here.

Selection criteria:  We’re looking for someone who
• has an outstanding academic record
• gets on well with a wide range of people
• has a strong sense of curiosity
• writes in English with concision and precision
• has a strong grasp of statistics
• holds a Masters degree in physical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or food science.

Financial support: The successful candidate will receive a tax-free living allowance of NZ$25,000 per year for 3 years.

Application process: We are receiving applications now, with an expected start date in early- to mid- 2015. To apply, you will need a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three referees, and a letter that describes your research experience to date and explains why you are interested in this project.

Contact: For enquiries about the project or your suitability to apply, email Dr. Simon Loveday: s.loveday@massey.ac.nz

For details about the Riddet Institute visit www.riddet.ac.nz

 

 

Massey University Doctorial Scholarship (College of Health)

Research topic: Realist analysis of the efficacy of ACC’s Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Pain and Injury Programme

A PhD scholarship is available for research on evaluation of a national workplace health intervention programme to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort, pain and injury (MDPI), with a specific focus on New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) programme “Discomfort pain and injury”. The PhD will investigate how the ACC MDPI programme, originally developed in 2006, was disseminated and implemented in organisations, the external and internal factors facilitating and hindering the implementation, changes implemented in participating organisations and finally the effect on MDPI and risk factors for developing MDPI. Key  components of this research will be to: identify and develop methods, and use them, to identify the underlying ‘programme theory’, and: to assess the efficacy of the programme in terms of its dissemination, uptake and implementation as well as its effect in organisations and on MDPI. The first year of the PhD involves development of a credible research plan and human ethics application. The second year includes recruitment of participating organisations and individuals and data collection. The third year focuses on writing up the findings in the form of journals papers and as a PhD thesis. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with ACC. The supervisory team consist of an engineer specialising in evaluation of occupational health and safety programmes and an ergonomist.

Eligibility: The scholarship is intended to support an academically excellent student undertaking full-time doctoral studies at Massey University based in Palmerston North. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate Honours or a Master’s degree in organisational studies (e.g. organisational behaviour, human resource management, occupational health and safety), sociology, public or occupational health, psychology, ergonomics or suitable related fields. Some prior research experience in the above areas will be advantageous. To be eligible, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 7.5 or better (on a 9 point scale, or greater than 3.33 on a 4 point scale). This is above an average grade of A-. The successful applicant has to fulfil all conditions of the Massey University Doctoral Scholarship and enrol for a PhD at Massey University, including payment of tuition fees. Further details can be found at: Massey University Doctoral Scholarships.

Financial support: The scholarship includes a stipend of $NZ 25,000 per annum for a maximum period of 3 years. Advantages of this project: You will work in a supportive multidisciplinary team of leading researchers in Ergonomics, and Occupational Health and Safety Management, in the Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, School of Public Health at Palmerston North campus. This is a novel project with strong scientific foundations, and the opportunity to influence future workplace interventions to improve health of the working population.

Selection criteria:
• Strong academic record (GPA of 7.5 or above is essential)
• Ability to conduct research within an interdisciplinary team environment
• Familiarity with mixed research methods (particularly qualitative methods)
• Strong initiative, interest, enthusiasm
• Good time management and organisational skills
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills
• Ability and willingness to work with different stakeholders in organisations which may require travel and stay overnights in different part s of New Zealand   

Status and application process: This project is available for an immediate start after 1st January 2015 and must be started before 1st August 2015. Applications close on 15 November 2014, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 30 April 2015. Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, including their academic record, a statement of interest and the names and contact details (Tel and Email) of three referees to: Dr Kirsten Olsen, (Tel: +64 (0)9 356 9099 Ext: 84921), Email: K.B.Olsen@massey.ac.nz

 

 

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)

Research topic: Effects of multiple mild stressors on complex cognition.

A PhD scholarship is available for research on the effects of exposure to multiple mild stressors on complex cognition. It supports Massey University’s College of Health research strategic platform on environmental and occupational health and is consistent with the University research strategy. The PhD programme will investigate the effects of single and combined effects of mild stressors such as hypoxia, dehydration and sleep loss on subtle aspects of complex cognition (requiring conscious effortful processing, coordination of more than one cognitive process and/or stream of information at a time, and in which the cognitive or perceptual load is high of distracting or emotionally intensive) and executive functions (vigilance/focused attention, selective attention, divided attention, working memory, planning). The project will build on previous research by our team that has examined the effects of mild hypoxia on cognitive activity (such as decision-making, judgement, reasoning and problem solving) in university students and in air force aircrew, and of mild hypohydration on complex cognition in students.  A key component of the research will be to identify, develop and use methods to assess complex executive thinking in humans. The PhD programme will then involve use of these methods in controlled laboratory studies that systematically examine the effects of exposure to single and combined multiple mild stressors that are considered to be realistic in applied, real-life settings. The research will involve developing a credible research plan and human ethics proposal (year one), conducting trials with human volunteers in a series of laboratory-based studies (year two) and writing up the findings in the form of journals papers and as a PhD thesis (year three). The supervisory team include an ergonomist, a sport scientist, a cognitive psychologist and an aviation psychologist.

Eligibility: The scholarship is intended to support an academically excellent student undertaking full-time doctoral studies at Massey University based in Palmerston North. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate Honours or a Master’s degree in Psychology, (Human) Physiology, Exercise/Sport Science, Ergonomics or suitable related fields. Some prior research experience in the above areas will be advantageous. To be eligible, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 7.5 or better (on a 9 point scale, or greater than 3.33 on a 4 point scale). This is above an average grade of A-. The successful applicant has to fulfil all conditions of the Massey University Doctoral Scholarship and enrol for a PhD at Massey University, including payment of tuition fees. Further details can be found at: Massey University Doctoral Scholarships.

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

Advantages of this project: You will work in a supportive multidisciplinary team of leading researchers in Ergonomics, Cognitive Psychology, Human Environmental Physiology and Exercise and Sport Sciences, in the Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, School of Public Health at Palmerston North campus. Laboratory studies may be conducted in the Human Performance Laboratory of the School of Sport and Exercise. This is a novel project with strong scientific foundations, and commercial as well as public health objectives.

Selection criteria:
• Strong academic record (GPA of 7.5 or above is essential)
• Ability to conduct research within an interdisciplinary team environment
• Strong initiative, interest, enthusiasm and empathy with participants
• Good time management and organisational skills
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills
• Sound computing and statistical analytical skills
• Willingness to work with human participants in studies that may require working evenings, early mornings and/or weekends

Status and application process: This project is available for an immediate start after 1st January 2015 and must be started before 1st August 2015. Applications close on 15 November 2014, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 30 April 2015. Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, including their academic record, a statement of interest and the names and contact details (Tel and Email) of three referees to: Professor Stephen Legg, (Tel: +64 (0)9 356 9099 Ext: 84933), Email: S.J.Legg@massey.ac.nz

 

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)

Research Topic: Enhancing student wellbeing through systems thinking

A PhD scholarship is available to apply participatory and action research approaches to the application of systems thinking to Massey student services.  In complex social systems, like Massey University, no single agent sees the whole picture.  Multiple data types are required, with analysis informed by multiple perspectives.  Complex situations require monitoring and decision making approaches that reduce the time lag between information collection, analysis, synthesis and action.  Massey provides a variety of support services to keep students engaged, learning and to enhance wellbeing. The services on offer, as well as student responses to them, are influenced by policies, relationships and resources inside and outside Massey.  Student outcomes are the result of decisions made and actions taken across this complex social system. 

The project will see the student design and implement a ‘sense-making’ process for monitoring and service development of student services on Massey’s Wellington campus.  ‘Sense-making’ is a structured and collaborative analysis process that combining multiple data types to identify emerging issues and opportunities. ‘Sense-making’ is conducted by people involved across the student support ‘system’, integrating perspectives on data for collective decision making.  The student will also design the evaluation of the ‘sense-making’ process.

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

Eligibility: Students must be prepared to be enrolled at Massey University by 1 August 2015.  Students will have a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate Honours or Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as Public Health, Psychology, Health Promotion; Operations Research, Management, Public Policy or Evaluation.  A minimum GPA of 7.5 (above an average of A-) is required.

Selection criteria: academic record; interest and enthusiasm for topic; good written and oral communications skills; experience in running participatory and collaborative projects desirable, but not essential.

Supervisors: Primary supervisor Mat Walton, School of Public Health.  Secondary supervisor Robin Peace, School of People, Environment and Planning.

Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of referees to: Mat Walton; phone 04-801 5799 ext 63351; Email m.d.walton@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 indust

 

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, applicants need to contact the appropriate person within the College they intend undertaking their studies in to discuss research topics available within the College. (Applicants who have already started their PhD who are considering applying must also contact the appropriate College co-ordinator)

College of Sciences - Qiao Wang- Q.Wang@massey.ac.nz

College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Cynthia White - C.J.White@massey.ac.nz

College of Health - Marlena Kruger- M.C.Kruger@massey.ac.nz Please do NOT send unsolicited College of Health applications, potential students should contact Marlena to discover what research topics are available in the College of Health or make direct contact with a preferred supervisor to discuss possible topics.

College of Business - please see the College of Business research platform for topic areas and the appropriate contact: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/research/higher-research-degrees/funding-scholarships/doctoral-project-funding.cfm

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.

 

 

OMV New Zealand Ltd. Scholarship: Open to post graduate students who are NZ citizens studying part-time or full-time in the following areas: Earth Sciences; Environmental Sciences; or Engineering. Up to $10,000 is available to be awarded.

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

Applications close 18 December 2014.

 

Reserve Bank of New Zealand University Scholarships &  Reserve Bank of New Zealand Maori & Pacific Island Scholarship in Economics, Finance or Banking Studies:

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand offers two scholarships each year to students who are majoring in Economics, Finance or Banking and who are entering their Honours, Masters or final year of PhD study. Students must have attained at least a B+ average and be studying full time over the academic year.

The value of each scholarship will be $10,000.

 Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/grads/scholar/index.html

Applications close 14 January 2015.

 

Business and Professional Women Franklin Inc Award: Open to women undertaking a course of study at a recognised University who are past or present residents of the Franklin area.

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

Applications close 15 January 2015.

 

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

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

Applications close 31 January 2015.

 

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

The scholarships are tenable only in New Zealand and candidates must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

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

Applications close 31 January 2015.

 

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

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

Applications close 31 January 2015.

 

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


Funding Priorities GROUP 'A' Individuals with specific health, educational, or social needs (Social includes sporting and cultural), living in rural areas, with an application which is well documented and supported, and which fall outside the criteria for Government agency assistance.

 GROUP 'B' Rural community groups and organisations who have shown some self help, and require top-up assistance for specific projects. GROUP 'C' Rural community groups and or individuals who may have received assistance from Government agencies, or other funding groups who require top-up assistance.

THE TRUST: will not fund wages and salaries. will not fund the purchase of vehicles. will not provide set-up grants. will not provide on-going funding. will not provide another grant to the same individual, family or group within 3 years except in exceptional circumstances. will not fund other trusts or organisations for general purposes unless specific cases and items are detailed. As a general rule, the Trust will not fund overseas travel.

For more information please contact: The Administrator The Rural Communities Trust c/- Federated Farmers PO Box 447 Hamilton 3240 Telephone: 0800 327 646

Rural Communities Trust also offers: TRANSPOWER TERTIARY GRANTS The Rural Communities Trust define RURAL as a town or district of less than 2000 people, or slightly larger, if there is no industry, or a rural district.

Selection Guidelines Criteria include the following A student who: is RURAL has a proven academic ability has shown a commitment to study has set definite goals to achieve may be studying Electrical Engineering manages to successfully balance study with sport or recreation has special circumstances is preferably a second or third year student
In order to qualify for a grant, a student must meet the criteria of being RURAL based on the Trust's definition. The student should have determined specifically what qualification they are seeking. Preference may apply for anyone studying Electrical Engineering. It is desirable for the student to have a proven track record and an obvious ability to be successful in the determined study area. In general, second or third year students will be preferred. First year students are often experimenting and frequently change direction. The exception to this policy would be a first year student who has a proven academic record to achieve, but family financial circumstances are such that tertiary study is almost impossible. A person with a disability could also fall into this category. Applications from students intending to study a course of one year’s duration may be considered.

The Trust will not provide a second Transpower Tertiary Grant to the same individual within 3 years except in exceptional circumstances. For more information please contact: The Administrator The Rural Communities Trust c/- Federated Farmers PO Box 447 Hamilton 3240 Telephone: 0800 327 646 Email: ruralcommunitiestrust@fedfarm.org.nz

Applications close 31 January 2015.

 

Australasian Rolex OWUSS Scholarships: Aimed at excellent upcoming and recent graduates in any subject who are keen scuba divers and are considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. The scholarship is valued at $30,000.

Each scholar travels primarily within his or her region, but may have opportunities throughout the underwater world.  During the course of the year, exposure to a wide array of types of work and the chance to actually jump in and experience specific jobs provides scholars with invaluable career-deciding opportunities. 

The range of experiences may include active participation in field studies, underwater research, scientific expeditions, laboratory assignments, equipment testing and design, photographic instruction, and other specialized assignments.

Full regulations and applications are available from: www.owuscholarship.org

Applications close 31 January 2015.

 

 

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RAPHS Medical and Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship: Available to assist two Rotorua residents in their first year of medical or nursing training. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and have attended secondary school in the Rotorua District.

Full regulations and application forms are available from www.raphs.org.nz (under scholarships tab).

Applications close 31 January 2015

Allan & Grace Kay Overseas Scholarship: For students pursuing postgraduate research in the Agricultural or Veterinary Science fields at an overseas university. The scholarship has an annual value of $10,000 and is open to NZ born residents who are graduates of any university in NZ or overseas. The tenure of the scholarship is for a maximum period of three years. Continuing tenure of the scholarship will be contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. The holder is required to submit half yearly reports to the Scholarships Office.

The scholarship is subject to the holder entering into a bond with the Trustees to return to New Zealand, if called upon by the Trustees within five years of the termination of such scholarship, to teach and/or practise for at least the equivalent number of years the scholarship was held.

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

Applications close 1 February 2015.

 

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

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

Applications close 1 February 2015. (Please note the address applications are to be sent to).

 

Charles & Ella Elgar Bursaries: For students who are discharged servicemen/servicewomen or the children of discharged servicemen/servicewomen  of "Her Majesty's Military, Naval or Air Force".

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

Applications close 1 February 2015.

 

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

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

Applications close 2 February 2015.

 

Teach NZ Scholarships: For those committed to becoming teachers. The 2015 Graduate Scholarships open 1 December and close 2 February 2015.

Regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.teachnz.govt.nz/scholarships

Applications close 2 February 2015.


The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Final Year Bachelor with Honours Degree Award:
To assist a woman to complete the final year of a Bachelor with Honours Degree at an approved institution in the Auckland area. Applicants must be NZ citizens or Permanent Residents.

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

Applications close 9 February 2015.

 

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Practicum Award: Available to woman to carry out study for a Bachelor's Degree with a required practicum component at an approved institution in the Auckland area. One award will be made for a year of study that requires a student to undertake a practicum which is usually unpaid and involves travel or residence away. Applicants must be enrolling in their 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor's degree.  Applicants must be NZ citizens or Permanent Residents.

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

Applications close 9 February 2015.

 

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Foundation Award: To assist women, who have completed a full-time Foundation Course totalling 120 points at tertiary level and have enrolled in full time study for their first degree or diploma at an approved institution in the Auckland area, to meet course expenses.  Applicants must be NZ citizens or Permanent Residents.

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

Applications close 16 February 2015.

 

J H Aspinall Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to highlight the value and public good that comes from building the relationship and understanding between rurual and urban New Zealand.

Open to students whose research and interests are relevant to New Zealand and the the NZ Walking Commission's work and needs. The areas of research and study which can be supported by this scholarship are not limited.
The Commission invites applications covering a wide range of research areas and interests which are relevant to New Zealand and to the Commission’s work and needs:
http://www.walkingaccess.govt.nz/kia-ora-welcome/.

To be eligible to apply for a J H Aspinall Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled, either full time or part time, in an Honours, Masters or Doctoral programme at a New Zealand university.

Applicants may be domestic or international students.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE. This is an online process.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

Full regulations and online application forms are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/node/767

Applications close 23 February 2015.

 

George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarship: The Scholarship is to be awarded to advance the study of the natural environment, archaeology and social history of the Taranaki region; e.g. biological sciences, natural sciences, geology, archaeology or anthropology. Applicants must be studying full-time at post graduate level; i.e. completing their PhD, Masters or honours level studies.

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

Applications close 27 February 2015. 

 

Bootten Bequest Bursaries: Available to full time Massey University students who are New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and are/ will be enrolling in their first year of an undergraduate degree who are in difficult financial situation. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship, and have a good academic record. Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship.

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

Applications close 28 February 2015.

 

J McLennan Bursary: Available to students who are New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and who have successfully completed a minimum of 105 credits and are continuing to study in their first undergraduate degree at Massey University and are in need of financial assistance and have a record of academic success in their studies to date. Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship.

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

Applications close 28 February 2015.

 

Peter Collett Extramural Bursary: Available to assist extramural students in financial need who have successfully completed at least 30 credits and are continuing to study extramurally in a first undergraduate degree at Massey University. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship.

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

Applications close 28 February 2015.

 

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

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

Applications close 28 February 2015.

 

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

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

Applications close 28 February 2015.

 

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

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2015.

 

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

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE. Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2015.

 

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

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE. Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

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

Applications close 1 March 2015.

 

Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence: For students completing research in an approved institution, in a field of study which will be of direct benefit to NZ and its people. The Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence are available in three categories: • Science and Technology (includes Agriculture and Conservation) • Engineering and Manufacturing (includes Architecture and Design) • Business and Commerce Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, or hold New Zealand Permanent Residency, and must hold a university degree or diploma. Those currently in their final year of study for such a tertiary qualification are eligible to apply for an award, but any award made would be conditional upon the successful completion of that tertiary qualification.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE. Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information.  You must

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 December 2014 / January/February 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.

December
OMV New Zealand Ltd. Scholarship - 18 December 2014
Murray King Memorial Scholarship - 31 December 2014
Putaruru Veterinary Club Education Trust - 31 December 2014
The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship - 31 December 2014
The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund Joint Thesis Doctoral Scholarship - 31 December 2014

January 2015
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Maori & Pacific Island Scholarship in Economic, Finance or Banking Studies - 14 January 2015
Reserve Bank of New Zealand University Scholarships - 14 January 2015
Business and Professional Women Franklin Inc Award – 15 January 2015 
Australasian Rolex OWUSS Scholarships – 31 January 2015   
Ernest William File Scholarship - 31 January 2015
John Michael Stark-Brown Scholarship - 31 January 2015
Massey University Extramural Undergraduate Scholarships - 31 January 2015
Massey University International Enterprise in Action Scholarship - 31 January 2015
Massey University Global Enterprise Challenge Scholarship - 31 January 2015
Massey University New Zealand Business Week Scholarship - 31 January 2015
Massey University Undergraduate Scholarship - 31 January 2015
RAPHS Medical and Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship - 31 January 2015  NEW
Rural Women NZ - Wairarapa Provincial Tertiary Bursary - 31 January 2015
Rural Communities Trust - 31 January 2015
Transpower Education Grant - 31 January 2015
Wairoa Veterinary Club Award - 31 January 2015

 

February
Allan & Grace Kay Overseas Scholarship - 1 February 2015
C. Alma Baker Postgraduate Scholarship - 1 February 2015
Charles & Ella Elgar Bursaries - 1 February 2015
HSP Huygens Programme - 1 February 2015
John Court Scholarship - 1 February 2015
Massey Memorial Scholarship - 1 February 2015
New Zealand Marine Sciences Society First Overseas Conference Travel Fund - 1 February 2015
Sir James Gunson Scholarship - 1 February 2015
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Masters Degree Award - 2 February 2015
Teach NZ - 2 February 2015
Beef & Lamb New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarships - 7 February 2015
Taranaki Electricity Trust Tertiary Education Scholarships – 9 February 2015
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Final Year Bachelor with Honours Degree Award – 9 February 2015
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Practicum Award – 9 February 2015
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Foundation Award – 17 February 2015
J H Aspinall Scholarship - 23 February 2015
Global Health Study Award - 24 February 2015
George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarship - 27 February 2015
Albert & Alexis Dennis Donation – 28 February 2015
Bootten Bequest Bursaries – 28 February 2015
H & V G McNeill Extramural Fund – 28 February 2015
Hawkes Bay Real Estate Inst of NZ Professional Development Scholarship – 28 February 2015
The BDO Bursary for All-Round excellence in Accountancy – 28 February 2015
J McLennan Bursary – 28 February 2015
LA Alexander Agricultural College Trust Board – 28 February 2015
The Massey University Alumni Doctoral Completion Bursary – 28 February 2015
Massey University Travel Abroad Bursary – 28 February 2015
Peter Collett Extramural Bursary – 28 February 2015
Massey University Doctoral Scholarship – 28 February 2015
Massey University Doctoral Scholarship for Maori – 28 February 2015
Tuwharetoa Scholarships – 28 February 2015
J D Bashford Trust - late February 2015
Royce Nicholls Trust - late February 2015
Taranaki Scholarship - late February 2015

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