Applications are being accepted for PDH Postgraduate Scholarships until 22 February 2017.
Precision Driven Health (PDH) is an MBIE-funded research partnership to empower data-driven health. PDH includes partner organisations from the academic, health, and commercial sectors, and supports research into the emerging area of precision health. PDH has established this scholarship for the support and encouragement of postgraduate research into aspects of precision medicine in NZ universities who have a master research services agreement with PDH.
The scholarship provides funds for individuals to undertake full-time research towards a masterate or doctorate degree at a participating institution, including (at the time of publication):
Scholarships will be awarded for projects which target the PDH research themes, which are:
Supervisors may apply for these scholarships for a specific project without a student in place, with later selection of an appropriate student subject to the application process and selection criteria (below).
The scholarship is available for up to one year for a masterate degree and up to three years for a doctorate degree. Release of scholarship funds to the student is dependent upon receipt of positive and satisfactory progress reports as required by the degree programme.
The scholarship includes payment of compulsory tuition fees directly related to enrolment in the course of study, as well as a stipend of $15,000 per annum for master’s students, or $30,000 per annum for doctoral students.
Applications will be considered by the PDH Leadership Team and Science Panel. Selection will be based on strength in the following areas (listed in no particular order):
Scholarships may be applied for by a student and supervisor together, or by a supervisor who wishes to recruit a student. In the latter case, the scholarship may be awarded contingent upon later selection of a suitable student per the selection criteria, and approval of that student by PDH.
The student and supervisor, or (if recruiting a student) the supervisor alone must complete the PDH Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form.
Student applicants must arrange for a referee report to be submitted to PDH independently from the application using the PDH Postgraduate Scholarship Reference Form. This referee must not be the proposed postgraduate supervisor.
For the current round, both web forms (linked above) must be completed by Wednesday 22 February 2017.
Partial submission: You may submit the forms (including an answer for every "Required" question) and edit your responses later. All responses received by 22 February 2017 will be considered in this award round.
DO NOT submit the PDF versions; only applications submitted using the online forms will be considered. We suggest preparing your answers in a separate file, and copying/pasting the appropriate text into the web form.
Conditions of Scholarship