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Water Safety New Zealand Masters Scholarship


Closing date:
15/11/2018
Re-opened to November
Value of Award:
Stipend $10,000 per annumContributionto Fees $7000Research costs $3000per annum
No. of awards:
One
Tenure:
One year only

This scholarship is attached to a Water Safety New Zealand funded study that is focused on understanding how different factors contribute to drowning risk for different individuals and groups and aims to ensure the water safety sector can: ·         design interventions that will result in meaningful change to a person’s behaviour that will lower their drowning risk; ·         target interventions at the individuals who we have identified as at highest risk of drowning.

Water Safety New Zealand are interested in research in relation to targeted communities or groups who have a specific risk profile. Therefore, research on risk should be considered within the context of the specific environment or communities of interest.

Selection criteria:

  • ·         Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the Master’s programme at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). ·         Applicants must demonstrate enthusiasm and be prepared to conduct the study based at AUT. ·         Knowledge in the area of proposed research would be an advantage.   The holding of this scholarship is conditional on acceptance into the Master’s programme. Applicants must fulfil all conditions for admission to the programme.  This includes having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and apply online via the application portal available from the AUT Scholarships database www.aut.ac.nz/scholarships   Applicants will be required to upload the following documents: ·         A cover letter describing your research experience, your interest in this project and demonstrating your ability to work independently. ·         A brief curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages). ·         Reference reports from two academic referees. These reports must be sent directly and confidentially to the Scholarships Office by the referees by the closing date.
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Application Form

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Decision makers
·         Applications will be considered by a selection panel comprising representatives from Water Safety New Zealand and the School of Sport and Recreation. ·         Selection will be based on demonstrated strength in the following:     –  the applicant’s academic record      –  past research experience and publication record (if appropriate) relevant to this project     –  the referees’ statements

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The scholarship will not be awarded if the selection panel is of the opinion that the applicants are not of sufficient merit; the scholarship may then be re-advertised.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
It is preferred that the successful applicant commences the research study as soon as possible by negotiation with the recipient, with a preference for no later than December 2018.

Additional information
Communities of Interest For the purposes of this research, Water Safety New Zealand are interested in research on People and Prevention within the Auckland or Northland region. The research topic should include one of the following communities of interest: People ·         Males aged 45+ with an emphasis in Northland on males aged 65+ years ·         Pacific People ·         Maori ·         New migrants, tourists and visitors to New Zealand Environments ·         Salt water environments Beaches, Offshore and Tidal waters ·         Home pools Activities ·         Immersion incidents (incidents where the deceased never intended on getting into the water), ·         Powered boats, swimming and underwater activities (diving) are the most common activities.

Who else has information about this award?
The research project will be supervised by Dr Denise Atkins – Email: [email protected] and Dr Matt Barker – School of Sport and Recreation.

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For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837

Email: [email protected]

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France

ERC Advanced Grant HisTochText / Ingénieur d’Etudes Microscopie

One-year position / Ingénieur d’études sous contrat à durée déterminée

Location: CRC du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

Gross monthly salary:  2 305,51 €

The Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) is a large institution of higher education and research, member of the Comue Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), and founding member of the Campus Condorcet project. The EPHE is established on several sites in France and French Polynesia.

MISSIONS

1 year contract in the framework of the ERC project “History of the Tocharian texts of the Pelliot collection”. This ERC project focuses on the study of Buddhist culture in the Kucha region of the Tarim Basin (present-day Xinjiang, China) in the second half of the 1st millennium CE. For this purpose, documents in Tocharian and in Sanskrit of the Pelliot Kuchean Collection, held in the French National Library (BNF), will be studied by both historians and linguists and physicochemists.

– Within this large project, the job consists in providing information on the manuscript material constituents in order to enhance the codicological knowledge of these documents and to help classify manuscripts by combining data from studying texts (linguistics, content of texts …) and from scientific results achieved by material analysis. To do this, should be identified: tree species for documents on wooden tablets and fibers for paper documents, using mainly optical and digital microscopy techniques. Digital microscopy could also provide additional information by observing the surface of documents.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

– She/He should Identify the materials (wood, paper) constituting the supports of manuscripts by microscopic techniques (optical, digital).

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– She/He should Set up a non-invasive identification and analysis & testing protocol for wood and paper substrates by microscopy.

Analyzes on manuscripts shall be conducted at the BNF (Richelieu site) using transportable equipment (several weeks planned on site). Mission preparation and data processing will be done at the Centre de recherche sur la conservation (CRC) on the site of the Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris. At CRC, he / she will work under the responsibility of a research scientist in strong interaction with the various researchers of the laboratory involved in this project.

ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES

– She/He should work in Multidisciplinary collaboration with physicochemists and historians specializing in manuscripts studies

– She/He should take part in international meetings

– She/He should write papers on research works

REQUISITE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge

– She/He should have a Good knowledge of plant anatomy and xylology,

– She/He should have a Good working knowledge of English and particularly in the scientific field

– Great interest in studying ancient manuscripts materials would be appreciated

Know-how

– Good knowledge in the identification of wood species, and possibly of paper fibers

– Strong knowledge or even mastering optical and digital microscopy techniques.

Soft skills

– She/He should be predisposed to working independently  and showing initiative while at the same time working cooperatively within the research team, and collaborative working relationships;

– She/He should be aware of health and safety rules

REQUISITE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Initial training in sciences, graduated with a Master degree

With a Specialty in Plant Anatomy

Previous experience in the characterization of ancient manuscripts will be appreciated

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For further information, please contact:

[email protected] ,  +33 1 40 79 53 18

HOW TO APPLY

If you want to apply,  please email  your resume and your letter of motivation to :

[email protected] (Principal Investigator)

[email protected] (Project manager)

[email protected] (Scientific partner – supervisor)

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Masters Scholarships

Māori Electoral Option MA Thesis Scholarship


Value:

The scholarship covers stipend of $15,000, plus tuition fees for the thesis component

Tenure of award:

One year

Closing dates for applications:

15 November 2018


Number of awards offered:

One

History or background of award

An MA Scholarship is available for a thesis in the 2019 academic year, associated with the ‘Big Data Approach to the Problem of Electoral Turnout’, a Marsden-funded research project, under the supervision of Professor Jack Vowles. Taking a ‘big data’ approach, using marked electoral rolls indicating whether or not the 30,000 people sampled cast a vote, this research maps and seeks to explain stability and change in voting and not voting over two general elections and two local elections. The proposed research will analyse movement between the general and Māori rolls during 2018, using both the matched sample and the entire rolls before and after the change.

Purpose of award

Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible at the start of Trimester 2 the following year, to enrol for a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. This will either be Part 2 of a two-year, 180 point Master of Political Science (MPols) degree (course code POLS595, 90 points) or a 120 point Master of Arts (MA) thesis in Political Science (course code POLS591).

Selection criteria

* Applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s degree or Honours or Master’s degree Part 1 in political science or an appropriate social science subject demonstrating academic achievement equivalent to a First-Class Honours degree from a New Zealand University.
* Applicants undertaking a 180-point Master’s degree may be eligible for this scholarship provided that they conduct the research under POLS595 (as a 90-point thesis).
* Scholarships will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.
* The research will require a willingness to engage with and analyse data, using various methods of quantitative analysis and experience in using statistical methods will be an advantage. Assistance in learning such skills, if required, will be available from the project research assistant in the first half of the year, and throughout from the supervisor.

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How do students apply?

Regulations
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Decision makers

Professor Jack Vowles, Dr. Matthew Gibbons, Professor Jon Fraenkel.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Entry into MA or MPols programme

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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Masters Scholarships

Vision Matauranga – Deep South Challenge Masters Scholarship (by Thesis)


Value:

Up to $20,000 ($15,000 stipend and a fees contribution of up to $5,000)

Tenure of award:

One year

Closing dates for applications:

15 November 2018


Number of awards offered:

Two

History or background of award

In collaboration with Victoria University, the VISION MĀTAURANGA science programme as part of the Deep South National Science Challenge, is offering two Masters Scholarships. The scholarships have been established to build cross-disciplinary research capability and capacity in global change studies to help meet the emerging demands of increasingly complex social, economic, political and bio-physical system changes facing Māori and wider Aotearoa/New Zealand society. Projects are sought that will contribute to the following four research themes:
Theme 1: Understanding climate change – linkages, pressure points and potential responses
Theme 2: Exploring adaptation options for Māori communities
Theme 3: Assistance to Māori businesses to aid decision-making and long-term sustainability
Theme 4: Products, services and systems derived from mātauranga Māori*
* Includes: Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori

Purpose of award

The scholarships have been established to build cross-disciplinary research capability and capacity in global change studies to help meet the emerging demands of increasingly complex social, economic, political and bio-physical system changes brought on by a warming climate facing Māori and wider Aotearoa/New Zealand society.

Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible within six months of notification, to enrol in a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. In most cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree.

Selection criteria

Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible within six months of notification, to enrol in a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. In most cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree.

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– Applications are invited from New Zealanders of Māori descent
– You must be eligible to undertake an MA or MSc at Victoria University of Wellington
– You must be enrolled in a full-time study
– Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit
– A suitable university supervisor must be agreed prior to acceptance
– Proposed research should be feasible and applicable
– Study must commence within 6 months of receiving this scholarship
Applicants across the physical and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

How do students apply?

Scholarship applicants must contact the School in which they wish to enrol directly so that their research proposal and the feasibility of supervision can be assessed. Enrolling as a Master’s student and applying for a Scholarship are two separate processes. The holding of Scholarship is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrolment as a Master’s student.
Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application.
Regulations
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Decision makers

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit by the Deep South Challenge Kāhui Māori and  the Science Leader for the Vision Mātauranga science programme.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Once the Selection Committee has made a decision applicants will be notified by email of their results, and any feedback from the Committee. The scholarship will be paid in monthly instalments following completion of a 6-monthly progress report by the student.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Scholarship recipients will be expected to sign a Postgraduate Scholarship Contract.

Once the period of tenure of a scholarship has commenced, the Scholarships Committee may, at its sole discretion, grant a scholarship recipient a deferment of their scholarship for a period of up-to six months. In most cases such a deferment will coincide with a formal suspension from their enrolment in the Master’s degree.

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A scholarship shall be terminated and the corresponding proportion of the scholarship emolument forfeited, if a scholarship recipient ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research or advanced study within one month of the last day of the period of deferment.

Scholarship recipients shall be required to devote themselves full-time to their programme of research during the tenure of the scholarship and may not hold a position of employment without the approval of the Scholarships Committee. Approval may be given for scholarship recipients to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a maximum of 600 hours in one calendar year.

Each scholarship recipient and his/her principal supervisor shall provide a quarterly progress report to the Scholarships Office six months after the commencement of the scholarship. Where progress is not satisfactory, the matter will be referred to the Scholarships Committee.

The Scholarships Committee may at any time suspend or terminate a scholarship, if the scholarship recipient is not diligently pursuing their programme of research, has violated the University Statute on Conduct, or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded.

Who else has information about this award?

For more information about this award and the Vision Mātauranga programme of science please contact:
Associate Professor Sandy Morrison
Deep South Challenge Vision Mātauranga Science Leader
Email: [email protected]

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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