New Zealand Law Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, 2018

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Description
Applications are invited for New Zealand Law Foundation Doctoral Scholarship program for 2018. Applicants from New Zealand are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

It aims to encourage postgraduate study and research in law in New Zealand.

About the New Zealand Law Foundation
The New Zealand Law Foundation is an independent trust established in 1982. They provide grants for legal research, public education on legal matters and legal training. They operate a Research and General Grants Programme and run New Zealand’s premier legal scholarship program. They fulfill a unique role in New Zealand, being the only funder of independent legal research

Level
Doctoral

Field(s)
Law

Benefits
$10,000 each year for up to three years as a ‘top up’ to the award of an NZ University PhD Scholarship.

Eligibility
1. Applicants from New Zealand are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met:

  • A scholarship may be awarded to any person who is the holder of a masters or honors degree of a university in New Zealand or elsewhere, or any equivalent qualification, and who has had confirmation of the award of a New Zealand University Ph.D. scholarship.
  • Candidates may apply for this scholarship if they are about to commence doctoral study or if they have recently commenced doctoral study.
  • If a candidate has already commenced then they must be within 18 months of starting their doctoral studies. Applications will only be accepted if they are supported by a nomination for this award from the Dean of a New Zealand Law Faculty.

    Deadline
    August 31, 2018

    Application Process
    Application is online and must be accompanied with the following:

    1. A letter of nomination from the Dean of a New Zealand Law School which also includes confirmation of the award of a New Zealand University Ph.D. scholarship;

    2. A Curriculum Vitae;

    3. A certified copy of the candidate’s academic record;

    4. A statement of the candidate’s proposed program of research or advanced study and an outline of the methods of investigation it is proposed to adopt;

    5. An example of legal writing not exceeding 10,000 words (e.g. essays, opinions, legal articles);

    6. The names of at least two appropriately qualified persons who will forward directly to the New Zealand Law Foundation prior to the relevant application close off date a written assessment of the candidate including achievements, potential, suitability for the award, and commenting on the relevance and importance of the proposed research, and the ability of the applicant to undertake it;

    7. A budget outlining how the candidate is funding the Ph.D., including full particulars of any other bursaries, scholarships, prizes, fellowships or awards which the candidate has applied for or has been awarded;

    8. A statement outlining how the candidate intends to disseminate the final research product;

    9. Details of intended commencement and completion dates; and

    10. A good quality photograph – head and shoulders view – to be used for publicity purposes should the application be successful

    download the application form here

    Visit the webpage of the New Zealand Law Foundation to learn more.

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