Marsden Grant Masters Scholarship in Human Bioarchaeology

Arts Students

This Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by a Marsden Grant awarded to an academic staff member from the Anthropology Disciplinary Area, in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of Auckland.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support a Masters thesis student in Anthropology to undertake research on palaeopathology, particularly childhood development, as part of the Roonka Project, a collaborative study of an Australian Aboriginal burial site.

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: MA (Thesis) in Anthropology, undertaking research related to the study of Human Bioarchaeology
Closing date: By nomination
Tenure: 1 Year
For: Assistance
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: One-off
Value: Up to $22,000 including stipend, compulsory fees contribution and a completion bonus (see Reg. 2)


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