Eric Ojala (formerly Venture) Trust

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Closing date: 31/12/2017   

The Venture Trust Inc. (now known as the Eric Ojala Sub-Trust of the Massey University Foundation) was established in 1986 to encourage, promote and assist research and development in New Zealand agriculture and land based science, especially that involving agricultural policy and strategy, agricultural trade and markets, agricultural economics and farm management and food technology, production and innovation. The word "agriculture" is broadly interpreted to include any rural land productive activity including forestry and horticulture.


PROGRAMME DESCRIPTIONS

The Eminent Visitors Programme
The purpose of this Programme is to allow leading international experts in those fields of interest to the Trust to visit New Zealand for longer periods than those funded through the International Travel Fellowships, so as to work in close collaboration with other research staff at Massey University. Normally, the Eminent Visitor would be associated with an existing Massey University research project. Duration of visits would normally be between three months and one year, and funding is to the equivalent of up to $15,000 per year.

Applications, which must be made through a full-time Massey University academic staff member, close on the first day of each month.

Forms are available here (Eminent) or from Laura Langdale-Hunt at l.j.langdale-hunt@massey.ac.nz


The International Travel Fellowship Programme
The objective of this Programme is to promote research collaboration and the initiation of new research ventures between Massey University research staff and the international research community in those fields of interest to the Trust. The Programme will assist foreign visitors to Massey University, and Massey academic staff to make visits to overseas researchers and institutions, for periods of up to one month. Grants may be made up to the value of $10,000 per visitor. Eligible costs include travel, accommodation and other costs associated with a visit.

Applications, which must be made through a full-time Massey University academic staff member, close on the first day of each month.

Forms are available here (International) or from Laura Langdale-Hunt at l.j.langdale-hunt@massey.ac.nz


The Postgraduate Scholarship in Agricultural Policy Research
The purpose of this Scholarship is to assist research masterate and PhD students enrolled at Massey University, whose research is primarily in the area of agricultural policy and strategy studies. Such research should relate to those fields of interest to the Trust that are deemed to be of relevance to the New Zealand agricultural sector and the wider New Zealand economy. The award of scholarships will be based on academic achievement. Preference will be given to research with an Asian-Pacific focus.

The value of the scholarships shall be up to $5,000 per year for masters and $8,000 for doctoral students. For masterate students, funding will be for one year (normally for a course including a significant research component); for doctoral students, awards may be for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress and the provision of regular reports and annual application.

In awarding scholarships, the Trust may take account of other awards held by the candidates.

Applications close on the first day of each month.

Forms are available here (Postgrad Ag) or from Laura Langdale-Hunt at l.j.langdale-hunt@massey.ac.nz


Research Grants
These grants are available to assist the funding of approved research programmes conducted by full-time academic staff at Massey University, in areas of priority to the Trust. Items to be funded include research materials such as databases and consumables, but exclude salaries and wages of research personnel or assistants and overheads. Normally, these grants will not exceed $5,000 per annum.

Applications close on the first day of each month.

Forms are available here (Research Grants) or from Laura Langdale-Hunt at l.j.langdale-hunt@massey.ac.nz

Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2017.

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