Postgraduate Science Scholarship

MPI is providing scholarships for Masters and PhD candidates doing primary industry research. Winners were announced on 13 June 2018 at Fieldays.

Scholarship for primary industry research

MPI's Postgraduate Science Scholarship is for Masters and PhD candidates who are, or will be, doing primary industry research at a New Zealand tertiary education institution.

The scholarship aims to build capability in the primary industries, particularly where there are current skills and science gaps. To achieve this, proposed research must be relevant and meet a need for the primary industries.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants have to:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled or intending to enrol for a Masters or PhD at a New Zealand tertiary education institution
  • have a supervisor who holds a position at a New Zealand tertiary education institution
  • propose research that is relevant and meets a need for MPI or the primary industries.

Scholarship winners

MPI announced the following scholarship winners on 13 June 2018 at Fieldays in Mystery Creek, Hamilton.

Chris Nottingham, University of Auckland

PhD scholarship for research on improving modelling approaches used in fisheries stock assessment.

Edwardo Reynolds, Massey University

PhD scholarship for research on identification and annotation of genomic variation within the cow genome.

Irene Middleton, Massey University

PhD scholarship for research on the role of marine debris and flotsam as habitats for both exotic and native fish.

Jaiojiao (Yvonne) Gao, Massey University

Masters scholarship for research on achieving effective traceability systems for the domestic fresh produce industry.

Jonathan Dash, University of Canterbury

PhD scholarship for research on developing automated methods for the detection and monitoring of wilding pines using remotely sensed data.

Kimberley Maxwell, Victoria University of Wellington

PhD scholarship for research on an ecosystem approach to fisheries from a tangata whenua perspective, with a focus on kahawai.

Sam Pike, Massey University

Masters scholarship for research on the development of a new, sustainable beef production system from dairy calves.

Stacey Hendriks, Massey University

PhD scholarship for research on identifying and providing solutions to mitigate subclinical disease in dairy cows through the use of precision technologies.

Thomas Corbett, University of Waikato

PhD scholarship for research on developing an affordable, accurate and easy-to-use tool for measuring nitrate/nitrite and phosphate in freshwater.

Trevor Best, University of Canterbury

PhD scholarship for research on stress in forestry workers.

Scholarship value

Each scholarship provides up to:

  • $12,000 for Masters students
  • $50,000 for PhD students.

Scholarship recipients can also get co-supervision or mentoring from one or more of MPI's subject matter experts.

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