Friday, 3 February 2012

George Mason Charitable Trust Postgraduate Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

History or background of award
First established in 2002, this scholarship supports the studies of students with links to Taranaki and/or research relating to Taranaki's natural history.

Purpose of award

To support the studies of graduate and postgraduate students with links to Taranaki.

Selection criteria
The Scholarship is usually awarded to a student who has attended secondary school in Taranaki, or who has family residing in Taranaki.

The Scholarship is to be awarded to advance the study of the natural environment, archaeology and social history of the Taranaki region; e.g. biological sciences, natural sciences, geology, archaeology or anthropology.

Number of awards offered
One each year.

Up to a maximum of $5,000.

Tenure of award
One year.

Closing dates for applications
Friday 10 February 2012

How do students apply?
In the first instance, applicants need to forward details of their research proposal and a CV (including academic history, supervision and a copy of their official academic record), to:

Gary Bastin
Team Leader Taranaki Research Centre
Puke Ariki
Private Bag 2025
New Plymouth

By the closing date.

or email or phone (06) 759 0861 with any queries regarding this scholarship.

Decision makers
 A selection process by Puke Ariki management will take place in late April.

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong academic record as well as to those applicants who submit a research proposal which will potentially add most value to the body of knowledge of natural history/archaeology in the Taranaki region.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The thesis (and any related material collection made available via the research) shall be made available as a resource for the Taranaki Research Centre of Puke Ariki and potentially for use in displays or exhibitions managed by Puke Ariki.

Additional information
The students shall have access to the resources of Puke Ariki for the duration of their field research. This may include access to information and/or collections, as well as office space when this is able to be made available.

A copy of the thesis (and any related material collected) shall be made available to be part of the collection of the Taranaki Research Centre, Puke Ariki and, potentially, for use in displays or exhibitions managed by Puke Ariki.

Who else has information about this award?

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

Team Leader Taranaki Research Centre
New Plymouth District Council
Private Bag 2025
New Plymouth
Phone: (06) 759 6060 Ext 7831

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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