Tilt Renewables Tararua Wind Farm Research Bursary

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

Closing date: 10 March

Tilt Renewable's flagship wind farm sited along a ridge of the Tararua Ranges is currently the largest in New Zealand and is documented as the best performing wind farm in the world, including the three best performing turbines globally based on production figures. The Stage 3 expansion at Tararua in 2007 (when owned by TrustPower Ltd) resulted in three of the new 3.0 MW turbines (the largest installed in the southern hemisphere at that time) and a portion of the transmission circuit taking a prominent position on the Massey University Tuapaka Research Farm. To recognise and celebrate this long term collaboration, from 2008 the wind farms owners, currently Tilt Renewables Ltd (formerly TrustPower Ltd), are offering Massey University students two bursaries per year, each in excess of $4000 (adjusted for inflation). These may be awarded to students from relevant disciplines from any campus of Massey University.

1. The bursary shall be called the Tilt Renewables Tararua Wind Farm Research Bursary and shall be awarded annually.

2. There will be two bursaries awarded annually, each at least $4000 (adjusted annually for inflation). Each bursary shall be awarded to a student for a period of one year only, though previous recipients are eligible to reapply for the bursary.

3. Applicants will have embarked, in the year of the award, on a full-time course of postgraduate study at Massey University, with preference given to students with:
"research projects of relevance to generation or efficient use of energy,
"to the interaction of energy assets and agricultural assets, or
"to the efficient management of New Zealand's natural resources.

4. The bursary shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Applied Science Scholarships Committee, who will discuss suitable applicants with a representative from Tilt Renewables Ltd who will ratify the decisions made.

5. In making a recommendation for this award the Committee shall take into account other scholarships, bursaries and awards held by the candidates, with a view to achieving a fair distribution of monies among qualifying candidates.

6. Payment of the bursary will be in May.

7. If there are no applicants of sufficient merit the Scholarships Committee may refrain from making an award.

8. Bursary recipients who without good reason withdraw from full-time study or fail to successfully complete papers may be required to reimburse all or part of the bursary to TrustPower.

9. 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.

All applications are acknowledged by email.

Applications will NOT be accepted more than 3 months in advance of the closing date.

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2018.

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