HOPE -Selwyn Foundation Scholarships in Ageing Research

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Closing date: 30/10/2017   

These Scholarships, established in 2003 as The HOPE Foundation Scholarships, are intended to support scientists in the early stages of their careers conducting research into ageing. The name of the scholarships recognises the partnership between The HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing and The Selwyn Foundation. These Foundations seek to encourage research into ageing phenomena both individual and societal, because they believe that as the nation ages, many issues will arise that will have to be addressed in order assist New Zealand Society to cope with the effects of the ageing population. In this way the Foundations seek to help prepare New Zealand for an ageing future.

The administration of these scholarships will continue to be through the HOPE Foundation.

The Foundations
The HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing is a non- Government – funded Charitable Trust established in 1996 to prepare New Zealand for an ageing future. The mission of the Foundation is to:
•Lead and resource the funding of people doing research on ageing.
•Disseminate research-based information about the effects of ageing on individuals and society.
•Increase the pool of researchers in New Zealand.
•Influence decision-makers to improve the quality of life for ageing New Zealanders.

The Selwyn Foundation is an independent Charitable Trust that is one of the largest providers of care to older people in New Zealand.

The Scholarship shall be known as the HOPE- SELWYN Scholarship in Ageing Research.

Applications close 30 October.

Amount and type of reward.
•One Scholarship of $6,000 will be awarded annually.
•The scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments at the beginning of each semester on confirmation of enrolment.

•The scholarship is for one year but may be renewable for up to three years on application.

Application requirements
•Your signature, name , email address and phone number (completed on the application form)
•Your supervisors signature, name, Department and list of her/his publications on ageing
•Budget and how the grant will be spent
•Has ethics approval been granted or is it being sought
•Your qualifications and awards to date and any previous research on ageing
•Intended post graduate degree
•A brief description of the research proposal – no more than three pages
•Name and contact details for two referees-one could be your supervisor
•How the research meets the objectives of the HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing
It is not necessary to include a photo but one will be requested, for publicity purposes, if your application is successful.

•Recipients wishing to renew their grants must apply by letter through the University’s Scholarships office by the closing date in the year prior to that for which the request is being made. A progress report from both supervisor and applicant must accompany the application.

Candidates must:
•be enrolled or be intending to enrol full or part-time for a Masters or Doctoral thesis at Massey University in a topic related to ageing.
•be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
•Applications will be accepted from a wide range of disciplines in line with the HOPE Foundation’s philosophy of encouraging eclectic research into ageing and its effects on individuals and society.

Conditions of selection
The Scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the HOPE – SELWYN Selection Committee. The basis of selection will be:
•The quality of the research proposal,
•The relevance of the research to the ageing population and the HOPE Foundation’s objectives .
•The academic merit of the applicant as measured by the grade point average assessed over the applicant’s two most recent years of equivalent full-time study.
•The Selection Committee is not obligated to make an award in any year if it determines that there are no applications of sufficient merit.

Conditions of the award.
•Scholarship recipients may hold other awards at the same time as the HOPE – SELWYN Scholarship in Ageing Research.
•Recipients will be expected to acknowledge the HOPE and SELWYN Foundations’ support in any publication, monograph, report or presentation that results from the research.
•Recipients will be expected to report progress to the HOPE Foundation at the end of each year and to provide a final report on the completed research.
•The Foundations will not restrict the publication of research results by the recipient of a scholarship or his/her research team. However, from time to time, in order to enhance their own public profiles as research-supporting entities, the Foundations will, through the HOPE Foundation, seek to negotiate with research teams the publication of reports on research progress and/or outcomes in some agreed form on their web sites and in printed communications.
•The Scholarships Committee, in consultation with the HOPE Foundation has the power to terminate or suspend a Scholarship, if it receives an unsatisfactory report on the progress of a Scholar from the Head of the Academic Unit in which the recipient is enrolled.

Amendments to the regulations
The Scholarships Committee has the power to amend or vary these Regulations, in consultation with the HOPE Foundation, provided there is no departure from the main purpose of the Scholarships.

Application forms are available from Massey Contact, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442 or email contact@massey.ac.nz. Applications close with the Scholarships Office, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442.

All applications are acknowledged by email.

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