Antarctica New Zealand recognises the value of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean as a unique environment for scientific research. We are committed to the valuable contribution that Antarctic science can make to the international knowledge base and understanding of Antarctica and global ecosystems and processes. The Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme is designed to encourage researchers to pursue interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Antarctica New Zealand, the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI), and New Zealand Post are generously supporting this scholarship programme.
New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) Scholarship
New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship
The scholarship award is expected to contribute towards research costs, travel, fees and living expenses incurred during the scholarship period.
For research that requires a field season in Antarctica, Antarctica New Zealand will cover the costs for the scholar’s transport between Antarctica and Christchurch, living costs at Scott Base or in the field, reasonable transport needs in Antarctica, field equipment supplied at Scott Base, clothing hire and email communications. Accepted proposals may require alterations to logistics requests in order to be supported.
Applications for Antarctic research based on existing data sets or non-field research activities are also welcome.
Applicants must be:
Applicants must provide:
Applications will be judged on scientific merit, relevance to the science strategy, the academic standing of the candidate, and potential to achieve outcomes. A final decision will be made by late April and all applicants will be notified shortly afterwards. The scholarships will commence on 1 July 2016 and will run for 24 or 12 months, respectively.