2018 Postgraduate Scholarships
The aim is to support the best new talent to get off to the best possible start in their research careers, focused on pressing issues in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Antarctica New Zealand is generously supported in this scholarship programme by New Zealand Post.
Applications are now open for the following 2018/19 scholarships:
Antarctica New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship
This scholarship recognises the importance of a talented, vibrant, and sustainable research community within New Zealand that is focused on the big questions facing Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and the relevance of this region on the rest of the planet.
- ·For Doctoral research
- ·Stipend of $20,000 per annum over two years (total of $40,000); and
- ·Logistics support in Antarctica, either working on research directly relevant to the student’s thesis (1-2 seasons), or assisting another team with their research (1 season)
New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship
New Zealand's presence in Antarctica is important to our nation and something that New Zealand Post has been actively involved in since 1957. Supporting up-and-coming New Zealand scientists through this scholarship is a key way that New Zealand Post continues its close association with the white continent.
- ·For Masters or Doctoral research
- ·Stipend of $10,000 over one year; and
- Logistics support for one season in Antarctica, either working on research directly relevant to the student’s thesis, or assisting another team with their research
Applications for 2018/2019 season are now open!
Download a copy of the Call for Applications here. This document includes all of the information about the application process, scope of the scholarships, what each scholarship includes and eligibility requirements.
If you would like to apply, download the Application Form here.
In your application you will need to explain how the proposed research relates to the Science Strategy: New Zealand Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Directions and Priorities 2010 – 2020. A copy of this document can be downloaded here.
All applicants must have registered their intention to apply by 15 February 2018
Applications close at 5pm on 15 March 2018
Refer to the Call for Applications for more information about these key dates and how to contact us
2016 Research Awards
Click here to view the Antarctica New Zealand Science Scholarships 2016 video.
New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship: Natalie Pilcher, University of Canterbury, MSc - “Mercury contamination in Adélie and emperor penguins in the Ross Sea: latitudinal, temporal, sexual, age and inter-specific differences.” Click here to hear from Natalie.
New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute Doctoral Scholarship: Alena Malyarenko, University of Otago/NIWA, PhD - “Interannual Ocean Variability in the Ross Sea.” Click here to hear from Alena.
New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute Masters Scholarship: Rebecca Parker, University of Otago, MSc - “Sea ice and diatom primary production in the Ross Sea, Antarctica: the response to post-glacial warming.” Click here to hear from Rebecca.
Antarctica New Zealand Postgraduate Scholarship: Ekkehard Scheffler, University of Canterbury, MSc - “Analysis of short term variations of glacier flow in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica, observed by new satellite sensors.” Click here to hear from Ekkehard.
New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute Prize: Marcus Arnold, University of Canterbury, MSc - “Surface Mass Balance of the Ross Ice Shelf: Dating Snow Layers from Radar by Using Stable Isotope Analysis.” Click here to hear from Marcus.
2017 Research Awards
This year, four Masters and Doctoral candidates have been awarded scholarships as follows:
New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship
Holly Still, MSc candidate, University of Otago “Small-scale pinning points and their effect on the present and future flow of the Ross Ice Shelf”
Antarctica New Zealand Sir Robin Irvine Scholarships
Daniel Lowry, PhD candidate, Victoria University of Wellington “Climate-forced ice sheet modelling of Ross Ice Shelf deglaciation”
Jacob Anderson, University of Otago“Determining Antarctica’s terrestrial climate history from microbial populations in permafrost”
New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute Scholarship
Lisa Craw, MSc candidate, University of Otago“Microstructure and mechanics of flowing Antarctic ice”