NIWA and the Ministry for Primary Industries are offering postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships for 2017.

Scholarships can be offered only to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. More information can be found below, and in the attached documents at the bottom of the page. 

Ministry for Primary Industries/NIWA postgraduate scholarships in quantitative fisheries science 

In collaboration with NIWA, the Ministry for Primary Industries is offering postgraduate scholarships for Masters students in the field of quantitative fisheries science, particularly stock assessment modelling.

Applicants with majors or minors in mathematics, statistics, or biology are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a strong quantitative background, particularly in applied statistics will be favoured. The number of scholarships available is dependent on the suitability of applicants. 

Scholarships available:

Masters – up to $20,000 p/a for up to two years 

Postgraduate scholarship applications for the 2017 academic year close 20 September 2016.

Past and current thesis topics: please see the attachment below. 

NIWA/MPI Postgraduate fisheries scholarships [PDF 56.64 KB]

List of MPI/NIWA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients and Thesis Topics (May 2016) [PDF 33 KB]

Ministry for Primary Industries undergraduate scholarships in quantitative marine biology 

The Ministry for Primary Industries is offering undergraduate scholarships to students interested in a double major in mathematics or statistics combined with biology or marine biology.

Applicants enrolled in a minimum of 1 statistics or mathematics course in 2nd year, and 2 statistics or mathematics courses, as well as a marine biology course in 3rd year are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicants with a strong quantitative background will be favoured. 

Scholarships available: 

Scholarships are awarded as $5000 to support the final year of undergraduate study.

Undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2017 academic year close 30 November 2016.

MPI Undergraduate fisheries scholarships [PDF 95.7 KB]

Further information

For further information about these scholarships, including potential thesis topics, please contact:

Dr Andy McKenzie (NIWA)
Phone: (04) 386 0843  

Dr Rich Ford (Ministry for Primary Industries)
Phone: (04) 819-4664