Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to postgraduate and undergraduate students for 2017.

NIWA and the Ministry for Primary Industries scholarships on fisheries and marine science

NIWA scholarships on Cultural Keystone Species: Co-management and Restoration of our Freshwater Taonga Species

NIWA and the Ministry for Primary Industries scholarships

N.B. These scholarships can be offered only to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. More information can be found below, and in the linked documents at the bottom of the page. 

Postgraduate scholarships in quantitative fisheries science 

In collaboration with NIWA, the Ministry for Primary Industries is offering postgraduate scholarships for Masters students in the field of quantitative fisheries science, particularly stock assessment modelling.

Applicants with majors or minors in mathematics, statistics, or biology are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a strong quantitative background, particularly in applied statistics will be favoured. The number of scholarships available is dependent on the suitability of applicants. 

Scholarships available:

Masters – up to $20,000 p/a for up to two years 

Postgraduate scholarship applications for the 2017 academic year close 20 September 2016.

Past and current thesis topics: please see the attachment below. 

NIWA/MPI Postgraduate fisheries scholarships [PDF 56.64 KB]

List of MPI/NIWA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients and Thesis Topics (May 2016) [PDF 33 KB]

Ministry for Primary Industries undergraduate scholarships in quantitative marine biology 

The Ministry for Primary Industries is offering undergraduate scholarships to students interested in a double major in mathematics or statistics combined with biology or marine biology.

Applicants enrolled in a minimum of 1 statistics or mathematics course in 2nd year, and 2 statistics or mathematics courses, as well as a marine biology course in 3rd year are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicants with a strong quantitative background will be favoured. 

Scholarships available: 

Scholarships are awarded as $5000 to support the final year of undergraduate study.

Undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2017 academic year close 30 November 2016.

MPI Undergraduate fisheries scholarships [PDF 95.7 KB]

For further information about these scholarships, including potential thesis topics, please contact:

Dr Andy McKenzie (NIWA)
andy.mckenzie@niwa.co.nz
Phone: (04) 386 0843  

Dr Rich Ford (Ministry for Primary Industries)
richard.ford@mpi.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 819-4664 

NIWA MSc scholarships on Cultural Keystone Species: Co-management and Restoration of our Freshwater Taonga Species

Tēnā koutou katoa,

A new research programme led by NIWA called Cultural Keystone Species: Co-management and Restoration of our Freshwater Taonga Species has two MSc scholarships on offer to candidates with a passion for freshwater science.

This is an excellent opportunity for interested students to be a part of an exciting research programme which looks to co-develop research methods, tools and products with whānau, hapū and iwi that will inform new and innovative management approaches for the protection, restoration and economic development of Cultural Keystone Species.

Scholarships on offer

For more information about the two MSc projects, applicant requirements and how to apply please download:

  1. Habitat requirements of juvenile freshwater crayfish in Waikato streams [PDF 250KB]
  2. Suitability of selected native fish for juvenile freshwater mussel larvae attachment [PDF 250KB]

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Applications should be sent to Darcel Rickard by 26 May 2017.

For further information about these scholarships contact:

Sue Clearwater (Supervisor - NIWA)
Kevin Collier (Supervisor - University of Waikato) 
Erica Williams (Programme Leader - NIWA) 

Ngā mihi mahana,
Cultural Keystone Species Project Team.