The University of Canterbury is inviting applications for the Sir Neil Isaac Scholarship in Environmental Science in the 2020/2021 academic session.

This scholarship supports research on the environment by students studying at the University of Canterbury for a Master’s or PhD degree. The Sir Neil Isaac Scholarship in Environmental Science was founded in 2014 by the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust in memory of Sir Neil Isaac (1915-1987), who had a lifelong enthusiasm for enhancing relationships between people and the environment.

It replaces the Sir Neil Isaac Scholarship in Geography/Environmental Science, which had been established in 1987 by the Isaac Wildlife Trust on the Golden Jubilee of the Department of Geography. There can be only one holder of this scholarship at any time.

Worth of Award

$20,000 per annum


The scholarship is tenable while the recipient is enrolled full-time in a programme for a Master’s or PhD degree at the University of Canterbury, working in environmental science or environmental conservation under the supervision of a member of the University of Canterbury staff.

How to Apply

  • You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close.
  • If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system.
  • However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.

Deadline: Application closes November 30, 2020.


Click here for more details and to apply

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