Vivienne Cassie Cooper Award

An Award to recognise a postgraduate student undertaking research involving marine or freshwater algae who demonstrated a high level of academic achievement in their previous studies.

About the scholarship

Application status: No application required
Applicable study: Postgraduate research in Marine Science
Opening date:
Closing date: By nomination
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $1,800

The Vivienne Cassie Cooper Award was established in 2008 by the generosity of Dr Vivienne Cassie Cooper. Dr Cooper’s distinguished research career spanned seven decades and focussed on understanding microscopic algae in thermal, freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Her purpose in establishing this Award was to encourage the study of algae in New Zealand, their life history, ecology, physiology, anatomy and genetics.


How to apply

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