Science is fundamental to the management of our important marine environment. To keep our marine environment healthy into the future we will need more, and different, science to what we have today.
With this in mind Fisheries New Zealand is inviting applications for the joint Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ) and NIWA Masters scholarships, and Fisheries New Zealand undergraduate scholarships.
FNZ is investing in the next generation of fisheries scientists, so its people will be equipped to deal with the changing world and will have the tools to process the increasing volume of information.
The scholarships are available to Masters and undergraduate students who are interested in developing strong skills within NZ in marine biology and applied statistics, mathematics or programming.
The total value for each Masters scholarship is $20,000 per annum for up to 2 years; and $5,000 for the undergraduate scholarship which is available for the final year of the degree.
Scholarships are available for Masters students in the field of quantitative marine science, particularly stock assessment modelling or ecosystem modelling.
FNZ encourages applicants that have a major or minor in mathematics, statistics, computing or biology. Applicants with a strong quantitative (particularly applied statistics) or computer programming background, combined with marine biology, will be favoured.
Scholarships are available for undergraduate students interested in an Honours year or doing a double-major in:
• biology or marine biology, with mathematics, computing or statistics.
Applications with a strong quantitative background (such as statistics) will be favoured.
Stage one of the application process ends on September 20.
11 September 2018