Macmillan Brown Agricultural Research Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2020   

Focus
Agricultural and Horticultural Research

Level of study
Doctoral

Purpose
The Macmillan Brown Agricultural Research Scholarship supports Massey University graduates who are enrolled in a doctoral degree in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture or horticulture.

Background
John Macmillan Brown was born in Scotland in 1845. In 1874, he was selected as Professor of Classics and English, one of three foundation chairs at the newly established Canterbury College in Christchurch. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Zealand from 1916 to 1923 and Chancellor from 1923 until his death in 1935.

Value and tenure
The value of the scholarship is determined each year from the interest earned on the capital. The money is paid in two equal instalments.
The scholarship is usually offered annually and the tenure is for a single academic year.
At the discretion of the University all, or part, of the annual interest may be reinvested to maintain the value of the capital fund so the scholarship may not be granted each and every year.

Typical number on offer
One scholarship is typically offered each year

Eligibility
Applicants must:
•be New Zealand citizens
•hold a bachelor's or master's degree from Massey University
•be enrolled full time for the PhD degree in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture or horticulture (paper prefix of 111, 112, 117, 119, 138, 171, 188, 189, 238, 239, 283, 284 and 285) at Massey University.

Selection criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit.
The University Scholarships Committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.

Selection panel
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, College of Sciences, College of Sciences.

The University Scholarships Committee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

Conditions of the scholarship
The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.
The second payment is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
The Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee may withdraw or suspend an award at any time if the recipient fails to make satisfactory academic progress.

Closing date
10 March

How to Apply:
Please click here to apply Application Form

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2019.

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