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Massey University COVID-19 Master's Research Bursary

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October 5 2021 to October 29 2021
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$2,000 | Up to 40 awards |

Postgraduate | Research | Part-time | Full-time

Scholarship search | Massey University COVID-19 Master's Research Bursary

Massey University COVID-19 Master's Research Bursary

This bursary has been established in response to the impact COVID-19 is having on master’s research students. The purpose is to support masters students by providing temporary assistance to those whose ability to conduct research successfully is being impacted by hardship as a result of COVID-19.

You will be enrolled in Part 2 of a 90 credit or 120 credit research course as part of a Massey University master's degree.

Selection is based on significant financial hardship due to COVID-19, as well as research impacts.

Hardship means any suffering, deprivation or financial challenge faced by a learner due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is interfering with a learner’s ability to progress with their study, such as:

  • Loss of employment or loss of employment within the family or whanau
  • Relocation either temporarily or permanently
  • Loss of study costs support from an employer
  • An increase in living expenses (e.g., additional childcare, other regular expenses)
  • Illness due to COVID-19
  • Additional family care duties such as elder care increasing living expenses
  • Loss of research income (e.g., external research contract)

Research impacts that have created financial hardship, such as:

  • Lack of access to specialist equipment, resources or facilities
  • Inability to conduct field-based research
  • Lack of access to research participants
  • Loss of research funding, including sponsorships or scholarships
  • Lack of access to supervision
  • Working on COVID-19 response full time as a researcher, subject matter expert (e.g. disaster research), or as an essential worker

Application checklist

Please include the following with your application:

  • a brief, one page personal statement detailing the hardship you have faced as a result of covid-19 and how the covid-19 bursary will help your situation. This should include your progress to date along with research goals and timeframes to completion
  • a supporting statement from your master's supervisor commenting on the progress of your study and how the impact of covid-19 will be mitigated

View the regulations for more details