PMA Knowledge Hub Summer Research Scholarship

A Scholarship to support Pacific students carrying out summer research projects that seek to improve Pacific peoples’ health and social wellbeing outcomes.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: SUMRESCH 301     
Opening date: 10 July 2023
Closing date: 10 August 2023
Tenure: Duration of project 400 hours (approximately 10 weeks)
For: Assistance
Number on offer: Up to three
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $6,750 paid as a fortnightly stipend

The Scholarship was established in 2023 and is funded by the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) and supported by the Office of the Associate Dean Pacific, the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, to support Pacific students and research that seeks to improve Pacific peoples’ health and social wellbeing outcomes.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to give international and domestic Pacific students currently enrolled at a New Zealand university an opportunity to experience research, and to thereby encourage them to pursue postgraduate study at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.


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 eight weeks after the closing date.

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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.