George Mason Sustainable Land Use Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

Closing Date: 10 March,

The George Mason Sustainable Land Use Scholarships were developed in 2011 to encourage postgraduate research at Massey University that will help promote sustainable land use within Taranaki, especially in relation to agriculture, forestry and/or conservation. It is funded by the George Mason Charitable Trust.


1. The George Mason Sustainable Land Use Scholarships are intended for the support of students enrolled at the postgraduate level at Massey University in studies of topics beneficial to durable resource management as affected by land use, and where the research component of the course will occupy at least the full year (PhD and Masters programmes). The research must be relevant to land use within Taranaki and preference may be given to those applicants who undertake at least part of their studies in Taranaki.


2. Scholarships to the maximum value of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) will normally be awarded annually as funds permit, and this funding may either be given to just one applicant, or may be shared across several applicants.


3. Applications will be considered by the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, who will make a recommendation to the George Mason Charitable Trust for ratification.


4. In recommending the applicants, the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee shall take into account academic merit and other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants. The main criterion will be how well the research project fits with the objectives of this scholarship, so applicants must make a strong case within their application about how their project fits in with agriculture, forestry and/or conservation relevance to Taranaki land use.


5. The scholarships are awarded for one year, but recipients will be encouraged to reapply again in subsequent years. Scholarships will not be awarded in those years where there are no suitable applicants.


6. The first payment of the stipend will be made in May, followed by equal-sized instalments every two months for a year.


7. Applications close on the 10 March in the year in which the award is to be made. Application forms (ASSC.3) can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Completed applications are to be sent to Dr Kerry Harrington, K.Harrington@massey.ac.nz. Alternatively, hard copy applications can be delivered to Dr Kerry Harrington’s office AH 302.

All applications are acknowledged by email.

Applications will NOT be accepted more than three months in advance of the closing date.

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2018.

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