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Shirtcliffe Fellowship

Closing date: 1 April at 5pm (annually)
Value of Award: $5,000 per year
No. of awards: One each year
Tenure: Up to three years

Application Form


Scholarship Page

This fellowship comes from a monetary gift made to the University of New Zealand in 1935 by Sir George Shirtcliffe of Wellington.

The Shirtcliffe Fellowship assists New Zealand university graduates to pursue doctoral study at a university in New Zealand or other Commonwealth country.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must be: * NZ citizens * ordinarily resident in NZ * graduates of a New Zealand university * planning to register or be currently registered as a doctoral candidate at a university in New Zealand or another Commonwealth country.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Candidates must complete an application using the Universities NZ online form:
Application Form
Scholarship Page

Decision makers
Universities NZ convene a Selection Committee to assess applications and nominate applicants to award.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Decisions are made in June and applicants will be notified by phone or email.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Scholars must satisfy Universities NZ that they are officially registered for their PhD and are making satisfactory progress. A fellow must supply their thesis or PhD record to Universities NZ and the Selection Committee if requested.

Additional information
Successful candidates must agree to have their name and image published and be available for interviews with the media if required.  The Selection Committee at any time can request further information from or a personal interview with any candidate. See the Regulations for full details.

Who else has information about this award?
NZ university scholarships offices

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara

PO Box 11915 Wellington 6142

Phone: +64 4 381 8510


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