University of Waikato Department of Conservation Freshwater Mussel in New Zealand invites applications for the scholarships open to students who are intending to enroll full-time in either a 240pt MSc(Research) or the thesis year of their MSc(Research) for 2018/2019 academic year.

The purpose of these scholarships is to support an innovative ecological research programme focused on supporting objectives of the Department of Conservation. The research will typically have a strong component of field ecology as well as laboratory studies. The focus for the research will be on understanding the pattern, process and functioning of ecosystems and species of conservation interest in order to understand the nature and extent of change and what might be needed to maintain and conserve them.

Worth of Award

$15,000, which may be awarded in one of the following ways:
a) for students enrolling fulltime in a 240pt MSc(Research) programme – domestic tuition fees up to $7,500 per year for a maximum of 2 years.
OR
b) for students enrolling fulltime in the MSc(Research) thesis year only – $5,500 will be applied directly to the tuition fees for the Masters thesis paper, with the remainder paid in equal installments over the year of tenure (maximum 1 year).

Eligibility

Expressions of Interest are sought from students who are intending to enrol full-time in either a 240pt MSc(Research) or the thesis year of their MSc(Research) and have a particular interest in the specific research area outlined in the regulations.

How to Apply

Apply online via their website, click the link below.

Application Documents Required
• A cover letter outlining your interest in the research topic (maximum one A4 page)
• A CV (maximum three A4 pages in length)
• Academic transcripts from previous study undertaken

Selection Process
All ‘Expressions of Interest’ will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be invited to discuss their suitability and interest in the research topic further with the selection panel.

Scholarships
Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240
New Zealand

Phone +64 7 858 5096
Email [email protected]

Deadline: applications close 04 Jun 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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