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2022 MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarships

The Ministry for Primary Industries are pleased to announce that applications for the 2022 MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarships have opened to Master’s and PhD candidates from New Zealand universities. These scholarships are for candidates planning to study (or currently studying) a wide range of fields relevant to the primary sector, including (but not limited to) economics, physical or social sciences and Mātauranga Māori.

The scholarship scheme is aimed at building science, technology and cultural capability within the primary industries and provides a gateway into a career using evidence to improve the primary sector.

Each recipient receives a prize combining a financial contribution towards their study and a professional development package, including the benefit of an MPI mentor for the duration of their study and a professional development workshop. The value of each MSc scholarship is $12,000 over 2 years and the value of each PhD scholarship is $50,000 over 3.5 years.

To apply, or for more information, please visit: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/about-mpi/our-work/mpi-scholarships-and-awards/postgraduate-science-scholarship/

Key timeframes for the 2022 MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarships: 
• January 24 2022 – applications open
• March 11 2022 – applications close
• Late March 2022 – interviews with shortlisted candidates
• Early April 2022 - announcement of successful candidates
 
To be eligible, applicants must:
• propose research that is relevant and meets a priority need for MPI or the primary industries. The application form shows specific priority areas.
• be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
• be enrolled or intending to enrol for a master’s or PhD at a New Zealand tertiary education institution
• have a supervisor who holds a position at a New Zealand tertiary education institution.
 
If you have any questions regarding the application process, check out our website or send an email to the Science@mpi.govt.nz inbox with “MPI Postgraduate Scholarship Query” in the subject line.