University of Waikato Research Institute Doctoral Scholarships in New Zealand, 2014

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The University of Waikato is inviting applications for doctoral scholarships available to both to domestic and international students. The scholarships are worth up to $85,000 for three years. This includes tuition fees and scholarship installments over the tenure. The scholarships will be awarded within the following institutes: Environmental Research Institute, Institute for Business Research, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, Institute of Professional Learning, Te Kotahi Research Institute and Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research. Application should be submitted till 30th June 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study within the Environmental Research Institute (to undertake research under the following themes: terrestrial ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, coastal marine ecosystems, and Antarctic ecosystems.), Institute for Business Research (to investigate the potential for the small business sector to contribute a sustainable increase to New Zealand’s national income), National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (to undertake research under Maori and Indigenous Futures Programme and which addresses the opportunities and challenges attendant with Maori and indigenous demographic change.), Institute of Professional Learning (to conduct research that will investigate and contribute to improved professional learning and development in early childhood centres, kura and schools in New Zealand.), Te Kotahi Research Institute (Applicants must show a link to at least one of the following themes; Economic Development and Intergenerational Sustainability, Environmental and Iwi Wellbeing, Solving Complex Social Challenges, Language and Cultural Identity, Leadership,Kaitiakitanga, Rangatiratanga) and Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (to investigate curriculum, assessment and/or policy implementation in the early years, compulsory schooling and tertiary sectors in New Zealand).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Scholarship Provider: The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility:
Scholarships are open to domestic and international students
Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER): Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2014, the WMIER is seeking applicants to investigate the following research question: How key competencies, as set out in the NZ curriculum, are fostered, evidenced and tracked over time, places and tasks in early years and compulsory schooling.
Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI): Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2014 TKRI is seeking applicants intending to undertake research that contributes to the realization of Maori aspirations. Applicants must show a link to at least one of the following themes; Economic Development and Intergenerational Sustainability, Environmental and Iwi Wellbeing, Solving Complex Social Challenges, Language and Cultural Identity, Leadership, Kaiti a kitanga, Rangatiratanga.
-Institute of Professional Learning: Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2014 the Institute of Professional Learning seeks applications from those intending to conduct research that will investigate and contribute to improve professional learning and development in early childhood centers, kura and schools in New Zealand.
-National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA): Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2014 the NIDEA is seeking applicants intending to undertake research under their Maori and Indigenous Futures Programme and which addresses the opportunities and challenges attendant with Maori and indigenous demographic change.
-Institute for Business Research (IBR): Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2014, the IBR is seeking applicants intending to investigate the potential for the small business sector to contribute a sustainable increase to New Zealand’s national income.
-Environmental Research Institute (ERI): Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2014 the ERI is seeking applicants intending to undertake research under the following themes: terrestrial ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, coastal marine ecosystems, and Antarctic ecosystems.
-The offer of a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship may only be taken up by candidates who have formally completed the entry qualifications for, and then enroll in, doctoral studies at the University of Waikato.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International and domestic students can apply for these doctoral scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The University of Waikato has six flagship Research Institutes which are offering doctoral scholarships. They have funded programmes which span the length of the research pipeline from discovery to application and commercialization. Sustainability in all its forms – environmental, economic, social and cultural – is a strong emerging theme across the Institutes.
Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Scholarships: ERI researchers investigate environmental issues across a range of ecosystems to support effective environmental outcomes.
Institute for Business Research (IBR) Scholarships: IBR researchers study aspects of business and leadership to enhance New Zealand’s economic, social and cultural development.
National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) Scholarships: NIDEA has a virtual and evolving community of national and international researchers who study and help inform policy responses to the demographic, social and economic processes that interact to shape New Zealand’s future.
Institute of Professional Learning (IPL) Scholarships: IPL provides professional learning and development in the broad field of education, and works in partnership with iwi and other education providers to deliver professional development programmes both nationally and internationally.
Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI) Scholarships: TKRI works with iwi, drawing on matauranga Maori and multi-disciplines to create new knowledge and innovation that will lead to the wellbeing of whanau and society.
Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER) Scholarships: WMIER research covers the broad field of education, from early childhood through to the tertiary sector; focusing on learning, teaching, curriculum, cultural and literacy issues and education policy.

Number of award (s): Not Known

Duration of award (s): Scholarships are awarded for three years full time study.

What does it cover? The doctoral scholarships are worth up to $85,000 for three years. This includes tuition fees and scholarship installments over the tenure.

Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on academic merit with a minimum grade of A-, in the previous two years of full time study (four years if part-time), expected for eligibility.

Notification: All candidates will be advised in writing of the result of their application. 

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by post or email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th June 2014.

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