Lady Rosemary Buchanan Dance PhD Scholarship

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This Scholarship was established in 2017 and is funded by Lady Rosemary Buchanan, who has a lifelong interest in dance and has recently become aware of dance beyond the stage and how it can delay dementia and support wellbeing for the elderly.

The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support a PhD student at the University of Auckland who is undertaking research examining issues concerning dance, community, and wellbeing of the elderly, particularly focusing upon dance and dementia as apparent in people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this Scholarship or complete an online application form, it is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty or University of Auckland Committee.

For more information about the awarding process for this Scholarship, download a copy of the regulations.

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Applicable study: PhD in Dance Studies
Closing date: By nomination
Tenure: Up to 36 months
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: 1
Offer rate: One-off
Value: Up to $25,000 pa plus compulsory fees


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