University of Waikato - Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Doctoral Scholarship

  • Up to $15,000 per annum + domestic tuition fees (up to 3 years)
  • Deadline: April 8, 2018
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For students intending to enrol in full-time doctoral research in the Faculty of Health, Sport & Human Performance at the UoW Adams Centre for High Performance (https://www.uowadamshpc.co.nz/) based in Tauranga in 2018. Applicants must demonstrate how their intended research will align with supporting the development of rugby athlete performance

http://www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships/s/uow-bop-rugby-union-doctoral-scholarship

Eligibility

1. The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students. 2. The Scholarship will be awarded on academic merit. A minimum grade average of A- for the previous two years of full-time study (or equivalent, if part-time) is expected for eligibility. 2.1. Other factors that will be taken into consideration include; references, prior research, work experience (including work with sport technology and rugby athletes, if any), and publications. 3. Candidates must demonstrate how their intended research will align with supporting the development of rugby athlete performance. 4. Preference will be given to candidates who have already completed the entry qualifications for doctoral study. Candidates already enrolled in a doctoral degree at the University of Waikato may apply. However, the Selection Panel will favour applications from new doctoral students. University of Waikato – Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Doctoral Scholarship 5. The offer of a University of Waikato – Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Doctoral Scholarship may only be taken up by a candidate who has formally completed the entry qualifications for, and enrolled full-time in, doctoral study at the University of Waikato.

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Benefits

The Scholarship offers a stipend of up to $15,000 per annum, payable in monthly instalments, and the domestic tuition fees for enrolment in the doctoral programme during the tenure of the Scholarship. (up to three years)

Application

1. The closing date for applications is 8 April 2018. 2. Applications must be submitted on the prescribed online form and must include: 2.1. A two-page personal statement that briefly presents the following: - An outline of your prior research qualifications, experience and publications- A summary of any past or present work/employment of relevance to this Scholarship - Any experience working with sport technology and/or rugby athletes • How your intended research will align with supporting the development of rugby athlete performance2.2. Two academic references, one of which must be from either your proposed Chief Supervisor or a member of the academic staff at the institution at which you obtained the qualification that defines your eligibility to enter the doctoral programme. 2.3. Verified copies of academic transcripts from any tertiary institutions (other than the University of Waikato) you have attended (if applicable).

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