The University of Waikato’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is offering 50 post-graduate scholarships for B Semester 2015 that provide the opportunity to work on specific projects with world-leading experts.
The scholarships – valued at more than $250,000 – are for two or three years and include research support.
They are available in a wide range of subjects and are open to all New Zealand students studying at masters or PhD level in the science or engineering fields.
Successful recipients could be modelling nutrient and sediment inputs in Lake Waikare, researching the microbial diversity of geothermal mud pools, measuring the electrical conductivity of brain tissue or exploring the feasibility for automatic barnacle removal from greenshell mussels.
The scholarships have been designed by the university’s top science and engineering researchers to focus on specific projects. A list of research topics, supervisors and a comprehensive description of each project is available at sci.waikato.ac.nz/postgrad-scholarships-science for science and sci.waikato.ac.nz/postgrad-scholarships-engineering for engineering.