James Bertram Scholarship for Asia

To support postgraduate students undertaking research with a focus on Asia, up to $50,000 for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Postgraduate study that broadens the applicant’s understanding and engagement with Asia (see Note I)
Opening date: 19 May and 12 October
Closing date: 30 June and 19 November
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance
Number on offer: Up to five
Offer rate: Bi-annually
Value: Up to $50,000

The Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by the Wigram Foundation. The Scholarship was established in memory of James Bertram, who was born in 1910 and went on to become a Rhodes Scholar, journalist, writer, relief worker, prisoner of war and a Professor of English.

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to support postgraduate students studying at, or intending to study at, the University of Auckland and enable them to undertake study with a focus on Asia. The intention of the Scholarship is to facilitate a strong engagement with Asia. Funding can support a wide range of activities including field work, skills enhancement relevant to the project and research expenses.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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