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.
One hundred years ago the Antarctic challenge was a race to reach the South Pole. Today the challenge is one of science and stewardship as the planet warms to levels never before recorded.
To better understand our changing world, five new research scholarships have been awarded to top New Zealand Antarctic researchers thanks to support from Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) and New Zealand Post.
From an award pool of $50,000, the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme supports studies at masters and doctorate levels, to encourage researchers to pursue interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
The quality of applications were of a very high standard which is a testament to Antarctic research agencies across New Zealand. This reflects the growing importance of broader climate research in our communities and the career opportunities linked to this.
Antarctica New Zealand and its partners 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.
2016 research awards include: