There are a variety of scholarships offered during the year for postgraduate research. Please be sure to check the application closing dates. There are other sholarships that may be appropriate but are not listed here, for more information please contact the Scholarships Office.
Resilient Organisations Scholarship
This scholarship is for students wanting to undertake full time study towards a degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury. The student will be required to be based in Christchurch, New Zealand for the duration of their research.
The student’s research topic will be the basis of negotiation between the student and the Resilient Organisations research team, but will need to be aligned with ongoing research priorities within Resilient Organisations. The research topic will need to be mutually agreed between the student and Resilient Organisations before the scholarship can commence. We will discuss potential research topics with shortlisted candidates, based on their previous qualifications and experience, during the interview process.
Value (per year): NZ$20,000/annum plus tuition fees for a maximum of three years
Applications Close 2 August 2013
Earthquake Safe Buildings Doctoral Scholarship
The Earthquake Safe Buildings Doctoral Scholarship has been established in recognition of those people who lost their lives on 22 February 2011 as a result of collapsed buildings from the Christchurch earthquake.
The scholarship is for a Doctoral student aiming to work in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury on a research topic associated with design or construction techniques for buildings. The work should be focussed on reducing the loss of life in future seismic events, and should benefit Christchurch during its rebuild.
Value (per year): $21,000 p.a. plus tuition fees at the domestic rate
Applications are to be submitted by15 October 2013
The Templin Travelling Scholarship Trust is open to a graduate in engineering. The number of scholarships awarded annually is unspecified.
The scholarship covers tuition costs, reasonable travel costs, accommodation and related living expenses for the duration fo the study period. Tenure is usually one year but may be extended to a second.
To persons who have graduated at the University of Canterbury with a degree in Engineering in any one of its branches or who have qualified by examination for the award of such a degree.
Closing date: 31 October 2013
for application forms and further details visit www.jrtemplintrust.co.nz/scholarship.html or contact
The Rutherford Foundation under the aegis of the Royal Society of New Zealand is offering 2 PhD scholarships at Cambridge University. The Rutherford Scholarships are jointly supported by the Rutherford Foundation and the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.
Applications are now sought from outstanding New Zealand Scholars for the inaugural Rutherford Foundation PhD scholarships to begin in September 2011.
Closing date: July 2020. Applications and guidelines are at:http://www.rsnz.org/funding/rutherford/
The PhD studentships offer ₤10,000 per annum for 3 years’ study in addition to all university and college fees. Scholars will also receive return airfares from New Zealand to Cambridge each year for the three years of their study. For more information contact Rutherford.Foundation@rsnz.org or visit the website for further contact details.
The Rutherford Foundation is a charitable trust set up under the aegis of the Royal Society of New Zealand to promote early career support for outstanding science and technology students, researchers and teachers.
On December 10th, 2008 we will celebrate the centenary of Lord Ernest Rutherford winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Rutherford travelled from New Zealand to Cambridge to study for his PhD, attending Trinity College. His outstanding achievements have been recognised world-wide as among the most important discoveries of his era. We hope his achievements will inspire other New Zealanders to apply themselves to the pursuit of scientific excellence, and we are proud to offer these opportunities of support.