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Mercury NZ Renewable Energy Research Bursary

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January 28 2022 to March 10 2022
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$4,000 or more | One year's duration | Two awards

Postgraduate | Research | Full-time

Scholarship search | Mercury NZ Renewable Energy Research Bursary

Mercury NZ Renewable Energy Research Bursary

Renewable electricity is key to reaching New Zealand’s goals of decarbonising our economy and addressing climate change. Mercury’s mission, which guides us in what we do and why, is Energy Freedom: Aotearoa New Zealand being stronger economically and more sustainable through better use of homegrown, renewable energy.

Mercury generates electricity from 100% renewable sources: wind, hydro and geothermal. We currently generate electricity on the hillsides of the Manawatū (wind), along the Waikato River (hydro) and nearby steamfields of the northern part of the Central Plateau (geothermal). We reap the wind in other parts of New Zealand too (Taranaki and Southland).

To recognise and celebrate our presence in the landscape and communities of the Manawatū, including the wind turbines located on the Massey University Tuapaka Research Farm, Mercury NZ is offering Massey University students two bursaries per year.

This is a postgraduate scholarship.

Ideally, you will want to or be undertaking research related to:

  • the generation or efficient use of energy, particularly renewable energy
  • the interaction of energy assets and agricultural assets, or
  • the efficient management of New Zealand's natural resources.

When choosing our recipients, we will consider your academic achievements and the relevance of your research project to the efficient management of natural resources or efficient use of energy. We may also consider other scholarships or bursaries you hold.

If your application is successful and you accept the grant you agree to participate in any publicity generated by Mercury (or Mercury’s marketing partners), and to the use of your name and the project that the grant has been awarded for promotional purposes.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be studying full-time
  • be undertaking research related to the efficient management of natural resources or efficient use of energy.

Application checklist

Please include the following with your application:

  • your academic transcripts for any tertiary study completed outside of Massey University
  • an outline of your proposed research, illustrating how this research meets the scholarship intention

View the regulations for more details