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: Apply now
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: 1 year
For: Assistance
Number on offer: Up to 5
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.

Regulations

How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

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Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.