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Last updated 23 July 2014

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS - Massey University Doctoral Scholarships for 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

College of Business Strategic Research Platforms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)
 
Research Topic:
Osteocyte-mediated mechanotransduction in bone

Exercise and good nutrition contribute significantly to optimum bone health.  The remodelling and maintenance of bone is orchestrated by osteocytes embedded in the bone matrix which are sensitive to mechanical loading during exercise.  Information on bone loading is relayed to the osteoblasts and osteoclasts involved in bone turnover but the underlying mechanisms involved are not fully understood. The aim of the project is to study how osteocytes sense mechanical stress at the cellular and molecular level, the signalling pathways involved in communicating with osteoblasts and osteoclasts and how this process is influenced by nutritional factors, particularly dietary fatty acids.  The student will work as part of a multidisciplinary team working in the Physiology Division of the College of Health on the Manawatu campus.
 
Eligibility & financial support
The applicant should have a strong academic background with an  honours or masters degree in biochemistry, physiology or related area with a GPA of 7.5 or higher. We are looking for a student with good communication and organisational skills, who can work as part of  a team.  New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or those eligible for a NZ visa are encouraged to apply. The applicant must fulfil all of the criteria for the Massey University Doctoral Scholarship, which provides a tax-free stipend to the value of $25,000 per annum for a maximum of three years study.  Further details can be found at: Massey University Doctoral Scholarships
 
How to apply
Informal enquiries and applications should be directed to Dr. Martin Dickens; Tel: 09 414 0800 x41101, E-mail: M.Dickens@massey.ac.nz.  Applications should be made by e-mail, before the closing date of 18th July 2014 and should include a CV, contact details of three referees and an academic transcript.  It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to enrol from 1st October but must take up the position no later than 1st December 2014.

 

 

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Science)

Proposed PhD: Farmers as Mentors for Agricultural Extension

The team:

IAE.  P.D. Kemp, B.A. Wood, D.I. Gray 

IVABS. H.T. Blair, P.R. Kenyon, S.T. Morris

IoE. M. Hartnett, A.M. Sewell

New, research based models of agricultural extension are required to ensure farmers learn about and adopt scientifically-informed management practices. The proposed PhD programme builds on the findings of a three year Farmer Learning Project (2011-2014) that developed a farmer – scientist learning community built around contemporary educational principles. The project involved a research team of 8 social and agricultural scientists interacting with a group of 20 farmers over novel pastures for lamb finishing. A key aspect of this Project was the farmers’ sustained access to a scientific community.

The science learned in the Project enabled farmers to take on the role of mentors within their farming communities. The focus of this PhD study will be to explore the impact of ‘farmers as mentors’ on learning and practice change within their own wider farming communities. Fundamental to the research programme will be exploring factors that influence how farmers learn and how they are motivated to learn new technologies. The outcome of this study will inform the development of a transformed model of agricultural extension.  The supervisory team will comprise expertise from pastoral/animal science, education and sociology.

Journal papers from project to date:

A.M. Sewell, D.I. Gray, H.T. Blair, P.D. Kemp, P.R. Kenyon, S.T. Morris, B.A. Wood. 2014. Hatching new ideas about herb pastures: Learning together in a community of New Zealand farmers and agricultural scientists. Agricultural Systems 125: 63–73

B.A. Wood1, H.T. Blair2, D.I. Gray1, P.D. Kemp1, P.R. Kenyon2, S.T. Morris2, A.M. Sewell. 2014. Agricultural Science in the Wild: A Social Network Analysis of Farmer Knowledge Exchange. PLOS ONE (under review)

Suitable candidates

We are looking for a postgraduate student to undertake the PhD outlined above. You will need to have a recognized postgraduate qualification preferably in an education or education-related discipline, with a strong background in educational theories and interest in New Zealand pastoral farming, and meet the eligibility requirements for Massey University Doctoral Scholarships (see http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/search-results/search-results_home.cfm?page=award_display&scholarship_id=188.

Scholarship details

For a candidate to be suitable he/she needs to be accepted and ready to commence by 1st October 2014. The scholarship runs for 3 years and includes:

$25,000 stipend per annum

University fees for 3 years

$1,500 per annum for consumables and travel.

 

 

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship (College of Health)

Research topic: New insights into taste perception, food choice and satiety inform the design of foods for health

A PhD scholarship is available for research in the area of sensory taste perception, linking dietary behaviour with strategies for the design of foods that offer metabolic health benefits. The PhD programme will investigate the biology of sensory taste perception and taste preference, with an initial focus on sweet and fatty tastes. Specific hypotheses will be formulated linking sensory preferences to dietary behaviours to aid the development of foods offering greater satiety due to their sensory and structural properties. A typical research approach may focus, for example, on investigations of taste sensitivity, taste preferences and food choices in different physiological settings (e.g. obesity) or specific to stages of life (e.g. ageing, childhood), underpinned by research of biomarkers predictive of disease risk or describing mechanisms of satiety or energy balance and body composition. The research may involve conducting trials in humans as well as laboratory-based studies.

Eligibility: The scholarship is intended to support an academically excellent student undertaking full-time doctoral studies at Massey University. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate Honours or a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, Physiology, Food Science or related fields. Some research experience in the above areas will be advantageous. To be eligible, students must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and have a grade point average of 7.0 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: You will work in a supportive multidisciplinary team of leading researchers in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiology, Endocrinology and Food Science. This is a novel project with strong scientific foundations, and commercial as well as public health objectives.

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 evenings, early mornings and/or weekends

Status and application process: This project is available for an immediate start. Applications close on 21 July 2014, and the PhD student should be enrolled at Massey University by 1 October 2014. 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; Email: B.Breier@massey.ac.nz .

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

New Zealand Lifecycle Management Centre -  Potential Master’s Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates

IRAP PhD
International Relativistic Astrophysics Doctorate Program
Duration: 3 years

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

There is no specific closing date.

 

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

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

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

In the first instance, 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 - Robert McKibbin  - R.McKibbin@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 - Tony Parker - A.I.Parker@massey.ac.nz

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

NOTE: There is no specific closing date, the Colleges will receive applications on an on-going basis; the closing dates shown on the website are for  the Scholarships Office use only.

Research topics – College of Health:
New insights into taste perception, food choice and satiety inform the design of foods for health.

• Healthy ageing, human development, and performance • Prevention of chronic & infectious diseases and injury.

Osteocyte-mediated mechanotransduction in bone.

Research topics - College of Science:

Farmers as Mentors for Agricultural Extension

For full information regarding these topics, please visit: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/other-scholarships/latest-scholarships/latest-adverts_home.cfm. Please note the closing dates for application for these topics.

Career Development Awards in Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: The HRC is administering the Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm Career Development Awards, which are funded by the Ministry of Health. Applicants are invited to apply for Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral awards to support the career development of emerging health researchers seeking to prevent and minimise gambling-related harm for Māori and Pacific populations in New Zealand. Applicants will apply using the standard HRC Māori or Pacific career development forms, which will be available on the HRC's website http://www.hrc.govt.nz/home in June.

Masters:  Award components: Stipend of $10,000; course fees up to $10,000; working expenses of $1,600 Term of award: 1 year Number of awards available: 1

PhD:  Award components: Stipend of $75,000; course fees up to $25,000; working expenses of $15,000 Term of award: 3 years Number of awards available: 1

Postdoctoral:  Award components: Stipend and working expenses up to a total of $410,000 Term of award: 4 years Number of awards available: 1

 

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: www.acu.ac.uk/csfp-scholarships

The completed form must be sent to: www.acu.ac.uk/csfp-scholarships

Applications for South Africa close 31 July 2014. Applications for all other countries have closed for 2014.

 

Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand Post Graduate Study Award: Available to assist with post graduate level research to improve knowledge in the field of coastal dune restoration. The study award, to a maximum of $2000, is restricted to New Zealand citizens or residents of New Zealand who are studying a discipline related to coastal dune restoration.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.dunestrust.org.nz/annual-awards/ or http://awards.massey.ac.nz/

Applications for 2014 close 5pm, Friday 25 July 2014.

 

NZ-China Scholarships: Up to 10 full scholarships for Chinese language study in China are offered each year. The scholarships will be awarded in September 2014 (for study beginning in February or March 2015). Applicants must be currently studying at a New Zealand tertiary institution in the final year of a bachelor degree or have completed a degree within the past five years at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

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

Applications close 4.00pm 25 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: www.kateedgertrust.org.nz 

Applications close 28 July 2014.

 

Zonta Club of East Auckland Presidents’ Scholarship: Available to NZ citizens who are 25yrs or over as at 31 July 2014, do not hold a tertiary qualification and is studying in her 2nd year or above for a diploma or bachelors degree, and lives within the boundaries of the Zonta Club, East Auckland (To the North, Tamaki River; East, The Coast ; West, Southern Motorway; South, Redoubt Road).

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

Applications close 4.00 pm, 31 July 2014.

 

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.

 

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.

 

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.

 

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.

 

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.

 

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.  

 

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

Eligibility Criteria for New Zealand applicants Candidates must:

1. on 1 August in the year of application be a citizen of New Zealand or  hold a New Zealand Permanent Resident visa.

2. by 1 August in the year of application have spent at least five of the previous ten years in New Zealand.

3. by the time of entry to Oxford have graduated with an undergraduate degree.

4. be of an age that they will have passed their nineteenth and not passed their twenty-fifth birthday by 1 October in the year they would begin study at Oxford.*

*Note: For applications in 2014 to begin study at Oxford in 2015

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.

 

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

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

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

Applications close 1 August 2014.

 

The Prime Minister's Science Prizes: There are five prizes in total with a combined value of 1 million dollars.

The Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize: Awarded to an outstanding emerging scientist undertaking research for a PhD or within five years of the date of the award of their PhD. Valued at $200,000.

The Prime Minister’s Science Prize: Awarded to an individual or team who has made an transformative discovery or achievement in science that has had a significant impact on New Zealand or internationally: Valuied at $500,000.

The Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize: Awarded to a practising scientist who is an effective communicator. The prize provides the winner with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and capability in science media communication. Valued at $100,000.

Further information about the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes and how to enter is available from: www.pmscienceprizes.org.nz

Entries close 4 August 2014.

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Keystone Trust Student Study Scholarship: Open to  New Zealand citizens or permanent resident school leavers intending studying at university in 2015 to study a degree in a property related field, such as architecture, construction, engineering, planning, property management, real estate, quantity surveying, or valuation.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/keystone-scholarships/the-key-sponsor-scholarships

Applications close 19 August 2014.

 

Health Research Council Summer Studentships (Ethics): Available to students who wish to undertake a project for 10 weeks during the summer break in the field of ethics of health research.  

Topics should align with the following HRC goals:
- Invest in research that meets NZ health needs and research that has international impact
- Maximise the benefits of health research
- Champion the integrity of the health research environment
- Enhance the value of the organisation

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

Applications close 29 August 2014.

 

Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship: Available to support new student athletes enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in sport and who show future potential in their chosen sport. Applicants must be intending to enrol either full time or part time (a minimum of 45 credits) in the first year of a Bachelor degree programme in the year following the award of the scholarship.

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

Applications close 30 August 2014.

 

Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achievers Scholarship (Academic): Available to new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of academic excellence. Applicants must be intending to enrol either full time or part time (a minimum of 45 credits) in the first year of a Bachelor degree programme in the year following the award of the scholarship.

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

Applications close 30 August 2014.

 

Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achievers Scholarship (Arts): Available to new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of excellence in one or more of the arts fields both inside and outside of the school context. Applicants must be intending to enrol either full time or part time (a minimum of 45 credits) in the first year of a Bachelor degree programme in the year following the award of the scholarship.

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

Applications close 30 August 2014.

 

Massey University Albany Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Academic Excellence Award: Open to applicants currently attending a North Shore or West Auckland secondary school who intend studying fulltime in an undergraduate degree programme at Massey University Albany campus. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 20 NCEA L2 credits (or equivalent in CIE or IB), and have results which reflect a level of excellence across a range of subjects recognised by an endorsement of Excellence or Merit, and/or excellence within the subject areas of proposed study. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

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

Applications close 30 August 2014.

 

Encouraging Kiwis into Engineering Massey University Full-Fees Scholarship: Open to domestic students who are currently in Year 13 at a school in NZ studying NCEA Level 3 or equivalent in Mathematics with Calculus, Physics and perhaps also Chemistry (depending on the  major you wish to study) who intend enrolling at Massey University in a Bachelor of Engineering.

The successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid each year for a period of four years, conditionally on all papers being passed each year.

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

Applications close 30 August 2014.

 

Fonterra Research & Development Centre Scholarship:  Up to 3 scholarships are available to students currently enrolled as a final year student at a New Zealand secondary school, who intend to work in innovation, research & development and who are enrolled or intending to enrol in full time study at Massey University  in the following courses: Degree in Technology, Degree in Engineering and Degree in Science (majoring in one of the following Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, and Biological Sciences).

The value of the scholarship is $4000 for each year of study they complete up to a maximum of four years.  In addition, a mentor and summer work opportunity for 12 weeks is provided as part of the scholarship.

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

Applications close 31 August 2014.

 

New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women  - Susan Byrne Memorial Award:

A Susan Byrne Memorial Award of at least $10,000 is made annually for women who are:

mature graduates (thirty-five years or older) who wish to make a change in career;

citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand;

resident in New Zealand while undertaking further tertiary education or training, although it can be through an overseas institution.

Full regulations and application forms are available from http://www.nzfgw.org.nz/scholarships-grants-and-awards/the-nzfgw-susan-byrne-memorial-award/

Applications close 31 August 2014

 

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust: Available to assist women intending to pursue an educational programme for the purpose of gaining a qualification that will enable them:
o Entry into the workforce.
o A change in occupation.
o Further qualifications in the occupation in which they are already employed.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, and be at least 25 yrs of age.

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

Applications close 1 September 2014.

 

Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology: For students studying either a Masterate or Doctorate at a NZ University in either innovation and product development, or bioprocess technology.     

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have resided in New Zealand for at least three years immediately preceding the year of selection.
Applicants will have completed the requirements for a BTech, BEng, BE degree or equivalent (by the end of the year), with honours where they are awarded, at a New Zealand university and in a field appropriate to their intended postgraduate study. 

Full regulations are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/files/u12/Earle%20Regulations%202014cf.pdf. Candidates should complete the Universities NZ on-line scholarships application website https://universitiesnz.communityforce.com

Applications close 1 September 2014. 

 

NZ Federation of Business & Professional Women Extramural Study Awards: To assist NZ women who have been studying extramurally in ANY DISCIPLINE towards a first bachelor's degree. Applicants must, by the end of the current year, have completed no fewer than 210 credits (120 credits of which were completed as extramural study) towards a first degree.

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

Applications close 1 September 2014.

 

R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship: For students enrolled in a PhD in the physical sciences and engineering, with preference given to research aimed at information/image processing to studies in medicine, the physical sciences, astronomy or engineering.

Award guidelines are available on the website: website http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/funds/bates-scholarship/  

Applications close 1 September 2014.

 

Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research: For doctoral students undertaking research in the field of Energy which may have wide relevance including value to New Zealand.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, or hold New Zealand Permanent Residency. Applicants must hold an appropriate bachelors degree with first or second class honours, or masters degree, and have already demonstrated a capacity for research. Those currently in their final year of study for such a tertiary qualification are eligible to apply for the scholarship, but any award made would be conditional upon the successful completion of that tertiary qualification.

The value of the scholarship is $25,000 per annum, plus tuition fees. In addition, an amount of $3,000 will be available during the term of the scholarship for attendance at an appropriate conference.

Full regulations are available from: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/files/u12/Todd%20Energy%20Regulations%202014cf.pdf. Candidates should complete the Universities NZ on-line scholarships application website https://universitiesnz.communityforce.com

Applications close 1 September 2014.

 

Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence Award: Available to secondary school students for achievement of academic excellence in the natural sciences who are intending enrolling at the Albany Campus, Massey University. Recipients are expected to be committed to studying and completing the Bachelor of Natural Sciences degree. Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 20 NCEA level 2 credits (or the equivalent in CIE or IB) in each of four subjects from the approved list. Credits would normally be expected to reflect a level of excellence across a range of subjects recognised by an endorsement of Excellence or Merit, and/or excellence within the subject areas of proposed study.

There is one award, worth $5,700.  Continuing support in years two and three of the degree and potentially support into the fourth years Masterate programme will be dependent on continuing high performance (approximately an A grade average).

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

Applications close 1 September 2014.

 

Electric Dog Fence DIY Scholarship for Veterinary & Animal Science Students: Two $1000 scholarships are available. Each scholarship will be distributed in two instalments of $500 each per criteria below:

Be enrolled in one of the following:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program
  • Undergraduate biology or pre-veterinary studies program, or the equivalent
  • Vocational program or community college working on technical or support degrees associated to the service of animals
  • Graduate program focused on animal assisted therapy
  • Must be enrolled full-time and in good standing at an accredited university
  • Hold a minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or equivalent (approx equivalent at Massey is 7, or A- average)
  • Submit a 1,000 word essay on Ways to Improve the Quality of Life of Our Canine Companions or What To Do When Your Dog is Lost
  • One of the two awards is open for students outside the United States

To receive the second instalment the student must

 The student must maintain a 3.5 GPA (out of 4, approx equivalent at Massey is 7, or A- average); and

The student must maintain full-time enrolment and must remain in good standing at their institution.

Full regulations and application information are available from: http://www.dogfencediy.com/2014/05/18/2nd-annual-electric-dog-fence-diy-scholarship-for-veterinary-animal-science-students/

Applications close 1 September 2014.

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Keystone New Zealand Coffey Projects Property Scholarship: Open to applicants in their final or penultimate year and have an interest in Project Management. The recipient must use the Scholarship for study directly associated with the property industry in New Zealand. The qualification sought should fall within a recognised major discipline such as architecture, engineering, valuation, quantity surveying, property management, construction management or real estate. The scholarship is up to $5,000.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/keystone-scholarships/the-key-sponsor-scholarships

Applications close 2 September 2014.

 

NEW

Keystone Scentre Group - Westfield Property Scholarship:   Open to applicants in their final or penultimate year who are  NZ citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in property related courses at a NZ university. The scholarship is up to $5,000.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://www.keystonetrust.org.nz/keystone-scholarships/the-key-sponsor-scholarships

Applications close 2 September 2014.

 

Health Research Council Summer Studentships Pacific Health Research: Available to introduce research to those students who have the potential to develop careers involving Pacific health research. Applications are sought from students wishing to be involved in a Pacific Health Research project over the summer vacation.

The project should be a discrete piece of research that is achievable within the period of the studentship (usually ten weeks). Research projects should be related directly to the health of iwi Maori and/or Pacific peoples with the precise topic to be determined by the applicant and their supervisor.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:  www.hrc.govt.nz

Applications close 2 September 2014.

 

Health Research Council Summer Studentships Maori Health Research: Available to introduce research to those students who have the potential to develop careers involving Maori health research. Applications are sought from students undertaking health related courses wishing to be involved in a Maori health research project over the summer vacation.

The project should be a discrete piece of research that is achievable within the period of the studentship (usually ten weeks). Research projects should be related directly to the health of iwi Maori and/or Pacific peoples with the precise topic to be determined by the applicant and their supervisor.

Full regulations and application forms are available from:  www.hrc.govt.nz

Applications close 3 September 2014.

 

Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand - Summer Research Scholarships: A number of student scholarships are available for the forthcoming summer break.  Scholarships are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The scope for projects is extremely wide (the website provides a list of possibilities but is not limited to those shown). Projects must relate in some way to child injury prevention (intentional or unintentional) and preference will be given to those that will be of immediate practical benefit to the community.

Full regulations and application forms are available from: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ or http://www.safekids.org.nz/index.php/page/cipfnz

Applications close 12 September 2014.

  

College of Business 'Captains Club' Leadership Awards: This Award was established to recognise and support emerging leaders intending to enrol full-time in the first year of undergraduate business programmes, design, and Agicommerce, at Massey University who have a previous record of leadership and high academic achievement.

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

Applications close 13 September 2014.

 

AMP Scholarship Programme:

AMP Scholarships aims to support talented Kiwis by encouraging and assisting them to achieve their goals and ‘do their thing’.

This year AMP will award over $200,000 in national scholarships to inspirational New Zealanders around the country.

There are a number of different Scholarships available: AMP Study Start, AMP National Scholarships, AMP People’s Choice, and AMP Regional Scholarships. (You need to select the categories you wish to apply for).

Anyone can apply for an AMP Scholarship - applicants can be of any age or ethnicity and from any background or discipline.

Scholarships are only awarded to individuals and applicants must be either New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Fields of achievement are categorised under the following disciplines: the arts, humanitarian, environmental, medical, science, business/entrepreneurial and academia.

Further information is available from and applications and can be created online at www.doyourthing.co.nz. Note applications open 21 July and close 16 September 2014.

NEW

Lower Hutt Suffrage Centennial Scholarship: Available to assist women to study NZQA approved courses. Applicants must have been resident within Lower Hutt City boundaries continuously for at least three years or shall have attended a secondary school within Lower Hutt City boundaries for at least three years.

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

Applications close 19 September 2014.

NEW

Ministry of Primary Industries Postgraduate Scholarships in Quantitative Fisheries Science: Masters scholarships have been established to allow graduate students to develop expertise in quantitative fisheries science, particularly in stock assessment modelling. Applicants with majors or minors in mathematics, statistics or biology are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a strong quantitative background, particularly in applied statistics combined with marine biology will be favoured.

The scholarships are up to $20,000pa for up to two years.

For further information about these scholarships and to apply please contact Rich Ford at the Ministry for Primary Industries
Email: richard.ford@mpi.govt.nz or phone: (04) 819-4664

Applications close 20 September 2014.

NEW

Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia: Open to top undergraduate or postgraduate students wanting to undertake study or research in Asia. in a subject area that can be linked to NZ’s economic or trade agenda, including, but not limited to: business studies; law; food technology; design and languages. The PMSA will also support trade or economic-related short-term research projects to target countries. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (must have held residency for a minimum of 2 years), and be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Countries
 ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as China, Japan, Korea, India and the Middle East.
 
Duration
 Programmes supported by the scholarship must be at least six weeks duration and can be up to two years.

The value of the PMSA Scholarship is based on the level and length of study, the destination country and institution. The scholarship can cover costs including tuition fees, return economy class flights, accommodation, a living allowance, and medical insurance. The scholarship will not necessarily cover all costs, and does not cover accompanying spouse or dependants.

Institutional Applications
New Zealand institutions may submit an institutional application/s for scholarship support on behalf of (named) students wishing to travel to target countries on Exchange programmes, on Study Abroad (language) programmes, or on specifically-tailored study programmes in Asia. Contact Education New Zealand to request an Institutional Application Form.
 
Individual Applications
 All applicants that are not included in an institutional application should:
 Download and complete the individual application form 
complete the referees report
submit the application via post to Education New Zealand along with any required documents before the submission deadline. Instructions are included on the first page of the Application Form. 

Full regulations and individual application forms are available from: http://educationnz.govt.nz/how-we-work/scholarships/pmsa

Applications close 29 September 2014.

NEW

OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Doctoral Scholarships: Scholarships will be open to applicants who have gained entrance into a Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University or Massey University.

The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

(1) Academic Merit -emphasis will be placed on academic achievement in advanced level undergraduate courses.

(2) Research interests that align with the research programme of the Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management as outlined at http://www.onefarm.ac.nz/education/scholarships/scholarships-2014-15/

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

Applications close 30 September 2014.

NEW

OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Masters Scholarships: Scholarships will be open to full-time students eligible to register for a research based Masters degree at Lincoln University or Massey University.

The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

(1) Academic Merit -emphasis will be placed on academic achievement in advanced level undergraduate courses.

(2) Research interests that align with the research programme of the Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management as outlined at http://www.onefarm.ac.nz/education/scholarships/scholarships-2014-15/

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

Applications close 30 September 2014.

NEW

OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Honours Scholarships: Scholarships will be open to full-time students eligible to register for an Honours degree at Lincoln University or Massey University.

The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

(a) Academic Merit - emphasis will be placed on academic achievement in advanced level undergraduate courses.

(b) Research interests that align with the research programme of the Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management as outlined at http://www.onefarm.ac.nz/education/scholarships/scholarships-2014-15/

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

Applications close 30 September 2014.

NEW

Ian Diamond Scholarship: Open to New Zealanders engaged in aviation engineering, in the broadest sense of the meaning – i.e. from any airline, RNZAF, helicopters or any sector of the aviation industry who are now looking to undertake University study to advance their careers in aviation.

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

Applications close 30 September 2014.

NEW

NZ Federation of Graduate Women Harriette Jenkins Award: For members of NZFGW to complete research or further studies at a tertiary institution in NZ or through an overseas institution provided the study is completed in NZ.

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

Applications close 30 September 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 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//

Scholarships Closing July / August / September 2014: 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.

 

July
Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand Post Graduate Study Award – 25 July 2014 
NZ-China Scholarships – 25 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
Zonta Club of East Auckland Presidents’ Scholarship – 31 July 2014 

August
Claude McCarthy Fellowships - 1 August 2014
Exchange Students Travel Grant - 1 August 2014
Fulbright-Ministry of Science and Innovation Graduate Awards - 1 August 2014
Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Student Awards - 1 August 2014
Fulbright-EQC Award in Natural Disaster Research - 1 August 2014
Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Graduate Award - 1 August 2014
Fulbright Travel award - 1 August 2014
Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development - 1 August 2014
New Zealand Marine Sciences Society First Overseas Conference Travel Fund - 1 August 2014
Rhodes Scholarship - 1 August 2014
Woolf Fisher Scholarships - 1 August 2014
The Prime Minister’s Scientist Prizes - 4 August 2014
Keystone Trust Student Study Scholarship - 19 August 2014 - NEW
Royal Canin Health Nutrition for Cats and Dogs Veterinary Science Scholarship -BVSc IV – 21 August 2014
Royal Canin Health Nutrition for Cats and Dogs Veterinary Science Scholarship -BVSc V – 21 August 2014
Health Research Council Summer Studentships (Ethics) – 29 August 2014
Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship - 30 August 2014
Massey University ‘Encouraging Kiwis into Engineering’ Full-Fees Scholarship - 30 August 2014
Massey University Albany Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Academic Excellence Award - 30 August 2014
Massey University Vice-Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Academic) - 30 August 2014
Massey University Vice-Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Arts) - 30 August 2014
DaoMing Chinese Studies Scholarship - 31 August 2014
Fonterra Research Centre Scholarship - 31 August 2014
French Teaching Assistantships - 31 August 2014
New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women - Susan Byrne Memorial Award - 31 August 2014
Rebecca L Lynch Memorial Scholarship - 31 August 2014

September
Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - 1 September 2014
Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology - 1 September 2014
German DAAD Awards - 1 September 2014
Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence Award - 1 September 2014
NZ Federation of Business & Professional Women Extramural Study Awards - 1 September 2014
R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship - 1 September 2014
Resource Management Law Association Postgraduate Scholarship - 1 September 2014
Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research - 1 September 2014
Keystone New Zealand Coffey Projects Property Scholarship - 2 September 2014  NEW
Keystone Scentre Group - Westfield Property Scholarship - 2 September 2014  NEW
HRC Summer Studentships Pacific Health Research - 2 September 2014
HRC Summer Studentships Maori Health Research - 3 September 2014
Andrew Turnbull Scholarship - 10 September 2014
Helen E Akers PhD Scholarship - 10 September 2014
Helen E Akers Postgraduate Scholarship - 10 September 2014
Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand - Summer Research Scholarships – 12 September 2014
College of Business 'Captains Club' Leadership Awards – 13 September 2014
Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice - 13 September 2014
AdviceFirst Scholarship - 16 September 2014
AMP Scholarship Programme - 16 September 2014
AMP Study Start Scholarship - 16 September 2014
Lower Hutt Suffrage Centennial Scholarship 19 September 2014
Ministry of Primary Industries Postgraduate Scholarships in Quantitative Fisheries Science  - 20 September 2014
Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia - 29 Sepember 2014
The International Council for Canadian Studies Graduate Students Scholarships - 30 September 2014
OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Doctoral Scholarships - 30 September 2014
OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Honours Scholarships - 30 September 2014
OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Masterate Scholarships - 30 September 2014
Clark Fletcher Memorial Citrus Bursary - 30 September 2014
French Awards Scholarship - 30 September 2014
Ian Diamond Scholarship - 30 September 2014
NZ Federation of Graduate Women Harriette Jenkins Award - 30 September 2014
Rider Levett Bucknall Professional Quantity Surveyor of the Year Scholarship - 30 September 2014
Youth Advocate Scholarships - 30 September 2014
The Alex Lindsay Memorial Award - 30 September 2014

October
Edward & Isabel Kidson Scholarships – 1 October 2014
BING'S Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Prince of Wales Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Camellia Memorial Scholarship – 1 October 2014
China-New Zealand Doctoral Research Scholarships – 1 October 2014
Dan Watkins Scholarship in Weed Science – 1 October 2014
Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering – 1 October 2014
Exchange Students Travel Grant – 1 October 2014
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships – 1 October 2014
Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Freemasons University Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Freyberg Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Henry Kelsey Research Scholarships – 1 October 2014
Ian Campbell Scholarship – 1 October 2014
June Opie Fellowship – 1 October 2014
Kiwirail Undergraduate Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Lovell & Berys Clark Scholarships – 1 October 2014
Massey University Masterate Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Massey University Masterate for Maori Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Massey University Summer Study Hardship Bursary – 1 October 2014
Mensa Scholarship – 1 October 2014 
New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research – 1 October 2014
NZ Plant Protection Society Research Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Pukehou Poutu Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship - Doctorate – 1 October 2014
Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship - Masterate – 1 October 2014
Spragg Agricultural Research and Development Award – 1 October 2014
Syd Bodmin Bursary for Certificate of Agricultural Engineering – 1 October 2014
The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Crozier Scholarship – 1 October 2014
Miss E L Hellaby Indigenous Grassland Research Trust – 10 October 2014
ZESPRI Horticulture Scholarships – 10 October 2014

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