Peter During Agricultural Research Bursary

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

Focus
agricultural research

Level of study
postgraduate

Purpose
The Peter During Agricultural Research Bursary is awarded to help encourage Peter During’s ideals.

Background
This bursary arises from a fund established in 2002 as a memorial to Peter During, one of New Zealand's pioneering soil scientists. As an immigrant to New Zealand in the 1940s, Peter made an outstanding contribution to both soil and fertiliser research, and to the extension of the results to consultants and farmers. His classic textbook, Fertilisers and Soils in New Zealand Farming, was first published in 1967. Revised two times, it still stands as a tribute to his work, and to his belief that all research must be written up and published. Peter was keen to encourage people to publish their research, both in journals and articles available to farmers, so his family wishes to encourage this also with recipients of this bursary.

Value and tenure
The annual value of the bursary is $2000. The bursary is offered annually and the tenure is for a single academic year.

Typical number on offer
One bursary is typically offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants will have embarked, in the year of the award, on a course of postgraduate study in agriculture.

Selection criteria
The selection criteria are academic merit and genuine keenness of applicants to publish their results.

The University Scholarships Committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.

Selection panel
The bursary is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee. The family of Peter During is informed of the decision each year.

The University Scholarships Committee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

Conditions of the scholarship
Recipients of the scholarship are expected to publish their research.

Closing date
. Applications close on the 10 March in the year in which the award is to be made. Application forms (ASSC.3) can be downloaded here. 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.

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2018.

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