Scholarships and awards

Find out about scholarships and awards supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Fisheries New Zealand Scholarships

Scholarships are available to both Masters and undergraduate students in the fields of fisheries science and marine biology.


Global Research Alliance Senior Scientist Award

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This award supports exchanges between New Zealand scientists and scientists from other Global Research Alliance countries. The award enables collaboration on research into reducing emissions from livestock.

You must have a PhD and/or be a scientist with at least 5 years research experience.


LEARN co-funded PhD scholarship

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Students from developing countries can apply for this scholarship to attend a New Zealand research organisation.

You must be enrolled or enrolling in research relating to livestock greenhouse gas mitigation.


New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

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The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards recognise the great work that people all over New Zealand are doing in biosecurity every day. Entries for the 2019 awards are open until 24 July.


New Zealand Food Awards

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As part of New Zealand Food Awards, New Zealand Food Safety sponsors the Food Safety Culture Award, and the Primary Sector Products Award.


Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships

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Available for Māori and/or female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering.


Nuffield Farming Scholarship

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Nuffield scholars travel to observe, learn about, and experience agricultural on a global scale.

MPI is a sponsor and partner of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship, which is run by the New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust.


Postgraduate Science Scholarship

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Scholarships are for Masters and PhD candidates for research relevant to the primary industries at a New Zealand tertiary education institution.

Winners were announced on 13 June 2018.


Primary Industries Good Employer Awards

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We're recognising and celebrating employers in the primary sector who are doing a great job. Winners were announced on 27 November 2018.


Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award

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This award recognises an individual, a team, or an organisation that has made a significant improvement to food safety in New Zealand. This could be for a specific process or operation, for one sector or across a few sectors.

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