New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research, 2014

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is offering Postgraduate Awards for field research in developing countries. Awards are granted to masters and doctoral New Zealand students who are undertaking the research in a developing country. Award cost includes airfare, travel and health insurance, domestic travel, daily allowance of $40 (to contribute towards food and accommodation costs). Submit your application to the scholarships office of the University at which you are enrolled.. The goal of the Awards is to support research by New Zealand students on development issues of relevance to the New Zealand Aid Programme and to foster capacity (development field knowledge and research skills) of future New Zealand development professionals. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), is making available Postgraduate Field Research Awards to assist Master’s and Doctoral students meet a proportion of their travel expenses and associated costs in carrying out field research in developing countries.. This postgraduate award is awarded for field research.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? To be eligible to apply for an award, applicants must: •be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and •be undertaking the research as part of a New Zealand based Master’s degree or Doctorate; and •be undertaking the research in a developing country (or multiple countries) listed in the Eligible Research Locations and Themes document. •be undertaking the research for a minimum period of four weeks in the year following the year of application. •have received (or will receive prior to commencement) university ethics approval to conduct the research. •have received (or will receive prior to commencement) approval to conduct research from the appropriate government authorities of the country in which research will be conducted.
Benefits of the scholarship: The value of an award is: – up to NZ$4,000 for research as part of a Master’s programme – up to NZ$6,000 for research as part of a Doctoral programme. Costs covered by an award: – international and national flights (cheapest available economy fares). – Travel and health insurance. – Domestic travel such as bus, ferry, taxi and train (cheapest available, safe and practical means). – Daily allowance of $40 (to contribute towards food and accommodation costs).
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: The number of awards available in any year will be determined by MFAT.

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