Microsoft NZ Research Internship Award Programme, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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The Microsoft NZ Research Internship Award was established in 2010 for the purpose of fostering collaborative research between the University of Canterbury and Microsoft Research Asia, facilitated by Microsoft NZ

Be in the second year of their PhD enrollment at the University of Canterbury in the College of Engineering, College of Science or the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident (unless otherwise agreed with Microsoft Research Asia & Microsoft NZ prior to the student submitting his or her application)

Work on a project that contributes to Microsoft Research Asia’s programme of fundamental research and is of interest to the student

Select a project area with a degree of difference from their PhD project

Suspend study/work on their PhD research topic during the tenure of the internship

Visa application and associated costs - University of Canterbury

Return economy flights from Christchurch to Beijing and travel and health insurance – University of Canterbury

Landed costs in Beijing (to include accommodation, food and local travel) – Microsoft Research Asia

Stipend for living allowance whilst in Beijing – Microsoft Research Asia

Return economy flights to the approved conference and conference fees (up to a maximum of NZ$4,000) – Microsoft NZ

The duration of each placement will be 3-6 months. These placements may be offered by Microsoft Research Asia in subsequent years in which case the parties may wish to run the Microsoft NZ Research Internship Award again for those years.

In addition, each student will receive funding in order to attend a conference of the student’s choice that is relevant to the student’s PhD research, which is to be attended after the internship has finished and within 12 months of the award being given.

Application form: download here.

Application deadline: 31 July 2010

For further information
General enquiry
Lisa-Marie Brooks
Questions regarding academic advice
Professor Steve Weaver

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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