Heseltine Ecology Bursary

For someone who wants to or is undertaking research in conservation biology, ecology or zoology at postgraduate level.

Scholarship overview

Status: Closed

Key facts

Value: Up to $2,500
Duration: One year's duration
Number available: One award
Location: Manawatū campus
Type of study: Full-time, Postgraduate, Research

Application dates

Applications open: 28 January 2025
Closing date: 31 March 2025


Eligibility restrictions: Full-time study only. High achievement. Manawatū campus only.

The funds for the bursary have been donated by Massey University staff, Dr Ian Stringer and Associate Professor Alastair Robertson, from conservation-related contracts they held. In 2019, the Heseltine Trust provided an additional $75,000 to the corpus of the fund and the Ecology Bursary was renamed the Heseltine Ecology Bursary.

What you'll be studying

This is a postgraduate scholarship. You will want to or be undertaking research in one of these subject areas: - conservation biology - ecology - zoology

Eligibility criteria

You must:

  • be studying full-time
  • study on the Manawatū campus
  • be studying in a specific subject area.

Application checklist

Include the following with your application:

  • a research outline
  • your CV
  • an academic reference, preferably from your research supervisor
  • your academic transcripts for any tertiary study completed outside of Massey University

Selection considerations

When choosing our recipient, we will consider your academic achievements and your proposed research project