Apply For Doctoral Research Scholarship at University of Waikato Research Institute, 2016

Apply For Doctoral Research Scholarship at University of Waikato Research Institute, 2016

The University of Waikato Research Institute is offering doctoral scholarship is open to both domestic and international students. Scholarships are awarded at the Environmental Research, 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.

The doctoral scholarships are offered to provide financial assistance in paying off tuition fees.

Institute is committed to create and build knowledge and technologies for the future. They deliver a world-class research portfolio within a dynamic and distinctive university environment with strong international connections.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score. Scores can vary according to the qualification sought.

Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to pursue doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.

List of Subjects: 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 issues pertaining to the productivity of agricultural or renewable natural resource industries in New Zealand), National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (to undertake research under (an aspect of social and/or economic impacts of demographic change for New Zealand’s communities (urban or rural), or; under the M?ori and Indigenous Futures Programme, an aspect addressing the opportunities and challenges attendant with M?ori and indigenous demographic change, or; an aspect of population health and wellbeing and/or health equity), Institute of Professional Learning (to conduct research that will investigate and contribute to improve professional learning and development in early childhood centres, kura and schools in New Zealand), Te Kotahi Research Institute (to undertake research that contributes to the realisation of M?ori aspirations), and Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (to investigate curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and/or policy implementation in the early years, compulsory schooling and tertiary sectors in New Zealand).

Scholarship Award: The doctoral scholarships are worth up to $85,000 for three years. This includes tuition fees and scholarship instalments over the tenure. Awardees are required to study full-time.
-The current total value of a Scholarship shall be a living allowance of up to $22,000 per annum, payable in monthly instalments, and an amount equal to the annual domestic tuition fees1 payable during the term of the Scholarship.
-A thesis preparation allowance of up to $400 is also available, provided the thesis is submitted within four years of full-time doctoral enrolment.

Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: -The University of Waikato Institute for Business Research (IBR) Doctoral Scholarship is open to both domestic and international students.
-Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Doctoral Scholarship: Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities.
-Institute for Business Research (IBR) Doctoral Scholarship: Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2016 the IBR is seeking applicants intending to investigate issues pertaining to the productivity of agricultural or renewable natural resource industries in New Zealand.
-Institute of Professional Learning (IPL) Doctoral Scholarship: Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2016 the IPL seeks applications from those intending to conduct research that will investigate and contribute to improve professional learning and development in early childhood centres, kura and schools in New Zealand. The focus of this Scholarship is professional learning and development at any level with specific focus upon leadership. This may include, but is not limited to, leaders of organisations, individuals involved in teaching, developing school support networks and/or programmes of learning in kura, early childhood and school settings.
-National Institute of Demographic & Economic Analysis (NIDEA) Doctoral Scholarship:  Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2016, NIDEA is seeking applicants intending to undertake research into: an aspect of social and/or economic impacts of demographic change for New Zealand’s communities (urban or rural), or; under the M?ori and Indigenous Futures Programme, an aspect addressing the opportunities and challenges attendant with M?ori and indigenous demographic change, or an aspect of population health and wellbeing and/or health equity
-Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI) Doctoral Scholarship: Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2016, TKRI is seeking applicants intending to undertake research that contributes to the realisation of M?ori 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, Kaitiakitanga, or Rangatiratanga.
Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate both: Rangahau whai kiko, rangahau whai hua – the research shows transformative outcomesthat benefit M?ori; and Rangahau whai m?tauranga M?ori – that the research be inclusive of m?tauranga M?ori, reo, tikanga
-Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER) Doctoral Scholarship: Applicants must demonstrate an alignment between their intended research and the Institute’s research priorities. For 2016 the WMIER is seeking applicants intending to investigate curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and/or policy implementation in the early years, compulsory schooling and tertiary sectors in New Zealand. A successful applicant could undertake an investigation within or across the early childhood, school or tertiary sectors. A research design that includes a collaborative approach and video-based data collection in educational settings is preferred but not a requirement. The successful candidate will be part of a broader team of scholars pursuing questions to do with the interaction of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy.

Nationality: Domestic and international applicants can apply for the scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: All students applying to the University of Waikato must meet the appropriate academic and English language entry requirements. Faculties/Schools of Study may have additional entry requirements for some qualifications. All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score. Scores can vary according to the qualification sought. If English is not first language applicant must provide one of the following as evidence of English language proficiency:
IELTS: Some qualifications require an overall band 6.5 and a Writing band 6.0. and some require 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each band (7.0 overall for Graduate Diploma in Teaching with no less than 7.0 in each band. 7.0 for the Bachelor of Teaching with no less than 7.0 in each band. 7.5 for the Master of Teaching and Learning). The English language proficiency requirements for admission to particular qualifications are at the discretion of the Dean concerned.
TOEFL (internet based): 90 with a writing score of 22 (100 for Graduate Law)
TOEFL (paper-based): 577 overall including a TWE of 5.0 (100 overall and TWE of 5.5 for Graduate Law)
TOEFL (computer-based): 233 including a TWE of 5.0 (5.5 for Graduate Law)

Supporting Material: The required components for complete application packet are as follows:-
-Academic Transcripts from other Tertiary Institutions
If applicant have studied at any other tertiary institution, please upload verified copies of academic transcripts (including a grading scale where possible)
-Academic Referees
Please provide the names and addresses of at least two persons applicant have asked to forward confidential references to the Scholarships Office.
One of these referees must be either their (proposed) Chief Supervisor or a member of the academic staff at the institution where they obtained their Masters which qualified them for the University of Waikato doctoral programme.
Those references (on letterhead) must be attached to an e-mail and sent directly by their referee to scholarships-at-waikato.ac.nz

How to Apply: To apply it is necessary to submit online scholarship application form.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is 30th April 2016.

Scholarship Link

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