IVABS Masterate Scholarship in Veterinary Pathology

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Closing date: 15/12/2017   

Massey University IVABS Masterate Scholarship in Veterinary Pathology

Purpose
The purpose of this IVABS Masterate Scholarship is to encourage veterinary graduates who plan a career in veterinary diagnostic pathology to undertake university postgraduate study in this field.

The Scholar will be expected to develop expertise in the diagnosis of animal diseases in preparation for seeking specialist qualifications in pathology, and to gain experience in tertiary education by providing laboratory and lecture instruction in veterinary diagnostic pathology.

Value
The value of the Scholarship will be thirty thousand ($30,000) dollars per annum (tax free) for two years. In addition to the emolument, the scholarship shall cover tuition fees for an MVSc or MVS.

Tenure
The Scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University, Palmerston North.

Every Scholar shall be required to devote the whole time during the tenure of the Scholarship to the educational and research programme, and providing laboratory and lecture instruction. The Scholar shall not undertake any additional paid employment, except by the consent of the Head of Institute at IVABS.

The Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences does not guarantee that the Scholar will be given employment at the termination of this Scholarship.

Eligibility
The Scholarship is open to students who hold a BVSc degree able to be registered in New Zealand and who qualify to register as a candidate for the degree of Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS). The Scholar will be expected to participate in the routine necropsy service provided by IVABS Pathobiology Section, which includes a range of domestic and wildlife animal species. In addition, the Scholar will be required to conduct a research project under the supervision of an IVABS pathologist. The academic programme will be directed towards preparing for American College of Veterinary Pathologists Board Certification. Candidates must be New Zealand or Australian citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.

Criteria
In determining the suitability of a candidate for the Scholarship, the Selection Committee shall take into consideration the candidate’s academic record, the referees’ comments and any other relevant information that has been provided. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.

The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Graduate Research School on the recommendation of the IVABS selection committee.

Payment of Award
Payment will be made monthly into a nominated bank account.

Conditions
The applicant shall repay Massey University for any IVABS Masterate Scholarship money paid to the applicant by Massey University subsequent to the date the applicant, for whatever reason, ceases to be actively involved in full time study in his/her approved programme of research.

Should the applicant withdraw, for whatever reason, from his/her approved programme of research, Massey University may, by written notice to the applicant at the applicant's last known address, require the applicant to repay Massey University the full amount of the IVABS Masterate Scholarship money paid to the applicant by Massey University during the tenure of the IVABS Masterate Scholarship, in which case the applicant shall repay Massey University such amount.

IVABS Masterate Scholarships may be terminated or suspended at any time at the discretion of Massey University for the following reasons:
1.lack of satisfactory academic progress in the applicant's approved programme of research; or
2.breach by the applicant of any of Massey University's rules or regulations.
In such circumstances Massey University may, by written notice to the applicant at the applicants last known address, require the applicant to repay Massey University the full amount of the IVABS Masterate Scholarship money paid to the applicant and in which case the applicant shall repay Massey University such amount.

Applications
Every person who wishes to be considered for the IVABS Scholarship should apply on the application form provided by the Institute (obtained from W.L.Graham@massey.ac.nz) or Massey Contact, email: contact@massey.ac.nz.

The application should be accompanied by:

1.Application form
2.A certified copy of birth certificate and proof of New Zealand Citizenship or permanent residency.
3.A certified copy of the candidate’s academic record (only if study has been undertaken at a university other than Massey University).
4.A statement outlining your past and present extracurricular activities, and any other particulars that may prove useful to the selection committee.
5.A statement of proposed future occupation

Candidates should ask two persons to forward referees’ reports on the candidate’s qualifications and abilities directly and confidentially to the Scholarships Office, Graduate Research School, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to John Munday (j.munday@massey.ac.nz) ph 06 356 9099 ext 85172

Closing Date
15 December 2017

Starting Date
April 2018

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