FAR Postgraduate Scholarship

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Closing date: 15/03/2020   

Focus
Arable farming

Level of study
Postgraduate

Purpose
This scholarship is being awarded by the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) with the objective being to encourage research activities, which will add value to the New Zealand arable farming sector.

Value and tenure
The value of the award will be NZ$7,000 per annum.
The scholarship is tenable for one year.
Typical number on offer
Typically one scholarship will be awarded per year

Eligibility
Applicants must be:
•A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or hold a New Zealand permanent residency visa
•enrolled full-time at Massey University
•eligible to proceed to, or undertaking postgraduate research of value to the New Zealand arable farming sector.

Selection criteria
The selection will be based on:
•academic merit
•applicants must have maintained a grade B average in the year prior to application for the Scholarship.


Selection panel
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of a Committee comprising of FAR representative(s), an Arable Farmer, Convenor of the Massey University Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, College of Science, or nominee.


Conditions of the scholarship
Payment of the scholarship is as follows:
NZ$4,000 towards course fees
NZ$3,000 emolument payment paid by FAR (managed by Massey University).
This payment will start at course commencement.

Scholars will be eligible to re-apply in a subsequent year.

The successful applicant is expected to give a presentation at the High School they attended about their studies, or to FAR and the arable industry in general and/or attend a FAR field day to present on a topic agreed upon by FAR and the student.

A FAR agreed project must be part of the practical element of the course if applicable to the course of study.

The successful applicant must submit two progress reports per year to members of the selection committee.

The Scholar may defer commencement of the Scholarship for a period of up to one year from the date of the proposed commencement provided he/she notifies the Scholarships Manager at FAR in writing of his/her intention to do so at least two weeks before the date of commencement.

Once the Scholarship has commenced, the Scholarships Manager at FAR at his/her discretion, may grant a temporary suspension of the Scholarship, without emolument, for up to one year having taking into account the Scholar's circumstances and the progress of the study.

The Scholarship may be held with any other scholarship, bursary, prize or fellowship, unless the conditions of the alternative award preclude it.

The Selection Committee may refrain from making an award if, in their opinion, there is no applicant of sufficient merit.

Closing date
15 March

Application cannot be accepted before 15/12/2019.

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