Summer Research Scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at the Liggins Institute, enhance your career opportunities and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study.

  • Conduct a research project under supervision for 10 weeks over the summer months.
  • Receive a tax-free stipend of $6,500.
  • Open to high-achieving domestic and international students who are enrolled in a New Zealand and have the potential to succeed in postgraduate study. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are not accepting applications from students currently residing outside of New Zealand or Australia.
  • Applications are now open and will close at midnight on 5 August 2021.

Applications for 2021-2022 scholarships are now open and the Liggins Institute has the following projects on offer:

Understanding the factors affecting recruitment, retention and loss of Maori and Pacific participants within a clinical trial. A qualitative study using kaupapa Maori methodology.

A/Prof Matire Harwood and Dr Ben Albert
Discipline: Clinical

The impact of short chain fatty acids on regulatory T cells in term and premature neonates

Dr Gergely Toldi
Discipline: Biomedical Science            

Predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely preterm babies from their growth

Dr Barbara Cormack, Professor Frank Bloomfield
Discipline: Clinical

Let’s get all Kiwi kids ready for school!

Dr Nike Franke, Dr Chris McKinlay
Discipline: Public Health

Whanau/ family engagement study

Dr Nike Franke
Discipline: Public Health

Identifying novel inhibitors that target growth hormone receptor signalling

A/Prof Jo Perry, Dr Yue Wang
Discipline: Biomedical Science

Find out more about all of the projects on the Summer Research Scholarships page.