Te Papa Atawhai (Department of Conservation) Postgraduate Scholarships
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
closing date: 01/12/2020
Value of Award: Up to $8,000 per annum at Honours level and $15,000 per annum at Masters level
No. of awards: Up to ten
Tenure: One year
The Department of Conservation (Te Papa Atawhai) established these scholarships in 2020
To support postgraduate research to help answer strategic and high priority questions around conservation related science in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Applications will be accepted from candidates – • who are enrolled in, or eligible to enrol in, full time Masters or Honours degrees in a New Zealand university, or equivalent tertiary institution; and • whose proposed course of study includes a minimum research component of 30 Credits; and • whose research focuses on priority questions of importance to Te Papa Atawhai. In assessing applications the Selection Committee will use the following criteria: • Relevance of research topic to the achievement of Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020, the Visitor • Strategy and Te Papa Atawhai’s policy, strategic and operational priorities. • Relevance to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. • Academic merit. • Genuine interest in research topic and evidence of commitment to conservation science. Conservation science in this context is interpreted broadly and includes, from a multitude of disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives – the biodiversity, visitor and heritage related responsibilities of the Department. These perspectives include underpinning Te Ao Māori thinking (including Mātauranga Māori), the social sciences (including economics) and the biophysical sciences.
How do students apply?
Apply Online Candidates are requested by the Committee to submit as part of their application: • a statement detailing why they wish to undertake the proposed course of study and what they wish to gain from it, including future career plans. • a statement detailing how their proposed programme of study relates to the priority areas of importance to Te Papa Atawhai as detailed on the Te Papa Atawhaiwebsite.www.universitiesnz.ac.nz • a statement detailing how their proposed programme of study relates to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. • a CV and cover letter. • Academic transcript • statements fromtwo referees -one of whom must be from amember of facultyin the institution where they are studying; the other,acharacterreference submitted by someone who has known the candidate for minimum of one year. (family members are excluded)
The Selection Committee will consist of: • Chief Science Advisor, Te Papa Atawhaior nominee, who shall be the convenor and have a casting vote. • Kahui Kaupapa Atawhairepresentative, Te Papa Atawhai, or nominee. • Universities NZ scholarship committee convenor, or nominee. • Other suitably qualified selectors as determined by the Chief Science Advisor, Te Papa Atawhai.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
January or February
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Who else has information about this award?
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara
PO Box 11915 Wellington 6142
Phone: +64 4 381 8510