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Study or research abroad
Level of study
The purpose of the Bursary is to provide financial assistance to full time postgraduate research students who require a short term (up to 6 months) period of study or research abroad in the following categories:
Seminars, workshops or courses
Conferences, if attendee is presenting a paper
Cooperative research with researchers abroad
Research or fieldwork at facilities not available in New Zealand (e.g. research institutes, libraries etc.)
Value and tenure
The value of the Bursary shall be up to a total value of $2,000 with the amount determined each year from the interest earned on the capital fund.
The scholarship is tenable for one year.
Typical number on offer
Typically one scholarship will be awarded per year
Applicants must be:
New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents
enrolled full-time at Massey University in a postgraduate programme
of good standing in a postgraduate degree programme.
The bursary is awarded on the following:
strength of the proposed research (well-defined, achievable within the time stipulated, etc.)
potential benefit of the proposed research abroad to the student's research programme
the student's ability to represent New Zealand and Massey University positively.
In making a recommendation for this award the Scholarships Committee may take into account other scholarships, bursaries and awards held by the candidates, with a view to achieving a fair distribution of monies among qualifying candidates
The bursary is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee.
Conditions of the bursary
Funding is intended to contribute to the costs but is not intended to cover all expenses. Funding can be used to cover travel, accommodation, registration fees, and/or research costs.
The bursary shall be paid in one payment at an appropriate time on receipt of confirmation of travel arrangements
The bursary may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as these permit co-tenure.
In recommending the award of a bursary the selection committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicant with a view to achieving a reasonable distribution of available monies among qualifying candidates.
The Committee may decline to award any scholarships in any year if there are no applicants of sufficient merit to warrant an award.
At the discretion of the University all, or part, of the annual interest may be reinvested in order to maintain the value of the capital fund or the value of the award for subsequent years.
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Last updated on Tuesday 18 June 2019