Kathleen Stewart Postgraduate Scholarships, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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The purpose of these Scholarships, which were established in 2005, is to encourage postgraduate women students enrolled at Victoria University to carry their research at the University or to support short term research travel abroad. They are complementary to the J. L. Stewart Postgraduate Scholarships for men students established in 1988.

Purpose of award
To encourage women students to proceed to postgraduate work at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection criteria
Five Kathleen Stewart Scholarships may be awarded annually by the Scholarships Committee of Victoria University of Wellington. At least two of the awards will be available to suitable graduates from the Faculty of Science. There is a preference that, in any one year, one or more of the (JL and Kathleen Stewart) Scholarships should be awarded to a student undertaking cancer research at Victoria University in association with the Malaghan Institute. The Scholarship shall be awarded to postgraduates students of Victoria University of Wellington, who during the tenure of the Scholarship, will be pursuing a full-time course leading to a Master or Doctor of Philosophy degree at Victoria University. Applications are invited from Master’s (by thesis) and PhD candidates to apply for funding to support short-term study or research abroad or support their research at Victoria University. Applicants for travel funding must require funding to support research experience in one of the following areas:

  • attending a seminar, workshop or course directly related to their current research topic not available within New Zealand
  • visiting a collection, research facility or library not available within New Zealand
  • attending a conference, if the attendee is presenting a paper or poster
  • cooperative research with researchers or research institutes abroad

Applications must be made in advance of the intended travel. Funding will be allocated up to a maximum of $2,000 based on the merit of the application and for travel funding on a submitted travel budget. The budget should include travel quotes and supporting documentation and must explain how the proposed travel will contribute to the applicant’s own research programme. Recipients of a Manurere Travel Grant may not hold this award

Number of awards offered
Up to five each year

No less than $2,000 per annum

Tenure of award
One year

Closing dates for applications
Friday 01 July 2011
Saturday 01 October 2011
Twice Each Year 1 July and 1 October

How do students apply?
Applicants are required to submit:
(a) a completed application form available from the link above or from the Scholarships Office.
(b) a detailed description of the research topic and/or work to be undertaken abroad.
(c) A travel budget if appropriate
(d) a supporting statement from an academic referee.

Decision makers
Awarded by the University Scholarships Committee

How and when do students learn of the decision?
In December of the year of application.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The Victoria University Foundation will expect recipients to write a letter of thanks to the donor on receipt of the award and an end of year progress report.

Additional information
The Scholarships Office

Who else has information about this award?
Approval may be given for the Scholarships to be held with other scholarships, bursaries or similar awards.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
New Zealand
Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04)463 5557
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz

For more information, please visit official website: www.fis.org.nz.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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