PhD Scholarship at University of Auckland in New Zealand, 2014

School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland is funding PhD scholarship in New Zealand. Applicants should have a BSc (Hons) or MSc degree in Chemistry or a related subject. PhD scholarship start date is Feb 2014. The scholarship comes with an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum for three years and in addition the PhD tuition fees are covered by the scholarship.. Carbon-hydrogen (C–H) bonds are the most common, but least reactive in organic molecules. C–H functionalization is a reaction that selectively modifies these otherwise inert C–H bonds. Considering the high abundance of C–H bonds in organic molecules, their direct, selective conversion to a C–C, C–O or C–N bond (amongst others) offers a powerful method to add valuable complexity to a compound without resorting to functional group transformations,  opening up several new directions for chemical synthesis in the 21st century. This PhD project will examine the synthesis of heteroaromatic motifs with relevance in natural products and medicinal chemistry using novel C-H functionalization reactions.. Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD program at University of Auckland in New Zealand.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Candidates should have a BSc (Hons) or MSc degree in Chemistry or a related subject.
Benefits of the scholarship: Start date: Feb 2014. The scholarship comes with an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum for three years, and in addition the PhD tuition fees are covered by the scholarship.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The length of scholarship is three years.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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