New Zealand Dick and Mary Earle Postgraduate Scholarship in Technology, 2018

Application Deadline: September 1, 2018

A scholarship Programme have been initiated by Dick and Mary Earie.The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funds for individuals to undertake research towards a masterate or doctorate degree at a New Zealand university or research institution in one or both of these fields:

  • innovation and product development
  •  bioprocess technology.

Degree Level: Master or PhD Level


  • Innovation and product development
  • bioprocess technology.

Host Country: New Zealand

Number of Scholarships: Normally one Masters scholarship and one Doctoral scholarship will be awarded each year.

Value: Up to $17,000 per annum at Masters level and $25,000 per annum at PhD level

Eligible Countries: New Zealand students


Applicants will be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have resided in New Zealand for at least three years immediately preceding the year of selection.

Applicants will have a BTech, BEng, BE degree or equivalent from a NZ university, with honours where they are awarded, in a field appropriate to their intended postgraduate study.

Selection Criteria:

In assessing applications the Selection Committee will use the following criteria:

  1. Practical relevance of the proposed study to New Zealand industry with regard to product development and innovation in, but not limited to, the food and bioprocessing industries.
  2. Backing for the project.
  3. Capability of the candidate to deliver by successfully completing the project within the allocated timetable.
  4. Academic record.

More details of these selection criteria are contained in the Regulations for this scholarship.


The application form will request and applicants must provide:

  • proof of NZ citizenship or permanent residency
  • evidence of other awards, achievements or practical experience that is relevant to the scholarship.
  • an outline of the postgraduate research project, including its relevance to the scholarship’s purpose and to the candidate’s future career.
  • the names of two people that the candidate has asked to provide references on their behalf.
  •  any other information that the candidate considers relevant to their application.The on-line application will prompt applicants for a new scholarship to request a copy of their academic transcript from their New Zealand university.A candidate’s research proposals and arrangements will often still be in development so details included in the application may be tentative.



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