These scholarships offer a tremendous prospect to kick start a career in R&D. On completion of a Master’s degree in farm systems, it is expected that scholars will apply for employment opportunities at DairyNZ as either Doctoral Students studying specialist dairy science fields, or as Graduate Developers.
Each year, up to three scholarships of $30,000 p.a., plus tuition fees, will be on offer. Recipients will be located at a DairyNZ office, working on a DairyNZ funded industry-relevant farm systems project and co-supervised by DairyNZ. This will ensure graduates are well-supported and mentored throughout their study, and will build strong connections within the industry.
Scholars will be able to fast track their Masters by undertaking their project while completing course requirements, taking just 18 months to complete their degree (or 12 months for scholars that have already completed Honours).
The university of enrolment will be Lincoln, Massey or Waikato University, based on the most appropriate supervisor for the Master’s project.
Eligibility and criteria
- Applicants must be in their final year of, or completed, a bachelor degree in science, agricultural science, agricultural business or economics
- Be eligible to enroll in a Master degree majoring in science, agricultural science, or agricultural business, at a New Zealand university
- Be either a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident
- Applicants must be willing to relocate, if required, to Hamilton, Palmerston North or Lincoln (determined by research locality), and be situated at a DairyNZ office for the duration of their study
- The scholarship is available for up to 1.5 years and covers the annual tuition fees plus $30,000 p.a.
The scholarships will be awarded based on:
- A strong motivation to progress in dairy R&D.
- Proof of existing connections and activity within the dairy industry.
- Academic merit.
- Evidence of leadership skills and critical thinking ability.
Application and contacts
Applications open annually on 1st June, and close 10th August; any application received outside of this period will not be accepted for consideration.
Email the completed application (see form at the bottom of this page) to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with supporting documents; if not available by closing date, academic results can be forwarded after 10th August on condition that the initial application is received in time.
All applications are acknowledged by email.
For more information, contact:
Jennie Burke - DairyNZ
Technical Assistant to the GM, Research and Development
Mobile: 021 244 3612
Jane Edwards - Lincoln University
Lincoln University Scholarships Manager
Phone: (03) 325 2811
Fax: (03) 325 3850
Dr Kerry Harrington - Massey University
Chair, Applied Science Scholarship Committee (Massey University)
Free Phone: 0800 MASSEY 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 350 4926
Fax: (06) 350 5753
Sue Berry - University of Waikato
Scholarship Manager (University of Waikato)
Free Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528)
Phone: (07) 858 5161