John Ayers Summer Scholarship

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Closing date: 22/08/2018   

Summer Scholarships 2018/2019

The Institute of Fundamental Sciences offers the John Ayers Summer Scholarship as its premier award for students seeking to undertake research over the summer of 2018/19. This scholarship is funded by royalties generated from Associate Professor Ayers’ resin research, and is available to a Massey student majoring in one or more of the subject areas of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Plant Sciences or Statistics.
The value of the Scholarship is $7,000 (non-taxable).

The Scholarship is available to a Massey University student majoring in any of the above subject areas who wishes to undertake research work under the supervision of a member of the Institute staff. Students may be either undergraduate (with anticipated completion of at least 200-level in their majoring subject(s) by the end of 2018) or have recently completed the requirements for an appropriate Bachelor or Postgraduate degree. The tenure of the Scholarship will be for a minimum of ten weeks, the commencement date in 2018 to be negotiated with the successful applicant, and will terminate before the start of Semester 1, 2019.

The successful applicant is required to submit a report of their research to their supervisor at the conclusion of their Scholarship.

Students should complete the cover sheet and provide a letter of application in which they identify:
-the degree and majoring subject(s) in which they are enrolled (or have recently completed)
-their intended future programme(s) of study, and
-up to three (3) potential supervisors and research topics listed in order of preference.

A brief (two page) curriculum vitae should also be attached.

Applicants for the John Ayers Summer Scholarship will also be considered for the Institute of Fundamental Sciences Summer Scholarships.

A list of available supervisors and topics for the 2018/19 IFS Summer Scholarships is available on request from Mrs Fiona Richmond, IFS Administrator, Students are encouraged to discuss the projects with the researchers concerned.

Applications close 5pm, 22 August, and should be submitted to:

Application cannot be accepted before 22/05/2018.

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