Researchers may now apply for postgraduate project funding!
Precision Driven Health (PDH) is a research partnership including partner organisations from the academic, health, and commercial sectors, and supporting 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.
The scholarship provides funds for individuals to undertake full-time research towards a master's or doctorate degree at a participating institution, including (at present):
Scholarships will be awarded for projects which target the PDH research themes, which are:
Researchers/supervisors must apply for these scholarships for a specific project, 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 master's 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 domestic 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):
Once a project has been successfully funded, student qualifications and fit will be assessed, including a referee report.
Application process - Supervisor
Scholarship project funding may be applied for by a supervisor who wishes to recruit a student. Scholarships will be awarded contingent upon later selection of a suitable student per the selection criteria, and approval of that student by PDH.
The supervisor must complete the PDH Postgraduate Scholarship Project Application Form (linked here, or embedded below).
Partial submission: You may submit the forms (including an answer for every "Required" question) and edit your responses later.
Submissions must be received by 31 August 2017.
Please familiarise yourself with the application questions prior to submission. We provide a PDF version of the Application Form for review.
DO NOT submit the PDF version; only applications submitted using the online form will be considered. We suggest preparing your answers in a separate file, and copying/pasting the appropriate text into the web form.
Application process - Student
Following successful project funding, students must arrange for a referee report to be submitted to PDH independently from the application using the PDH Postgraduate Scholarship Reference Form (not available at this time). This referee must not be the proposed postgraduate supervisor.
Please familiarise yourself with the reference questions; we will provide a PDF version of the Reference Form for review. DO NOT submit the PDF version; only applications submitted using the online form 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
Complete the project application form at this link, or below.