AUT Summer Research Scholarships - School of Art and Design

Closing date: Closed for 2020
Value of Award: $6000
No. of awards: Varies
Tenure: Summer Research Scholarships will support a ten-week period of full-time research between 1 December and 15 February. The scholar is expected to normally contribute 375 hours over the 10 week period.


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Summer Research Scholarships are available in the School of Art and Design between December and March. The number of Scholarships offered in any year will be determined by the availability of funding and appropriate supervision. Summer Research projects may be co-funded by external organisations as Summer Research Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for external organisations, academics and students to work together in research.

Summer Research Scholarships support and enhance research at the University. Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides promising undergraduate, final-year honours and first-year master’s degree students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience working with leading researchers at AUT. Summer Research can enhance career opportunities and encourage students to pursue postgraduate study by experiencing the challenges and rewards of research.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled at the time of application at AUT or another New Zealand University in one of the following qualifications and are normally expected to have completed at least three years of undergraduate study: i. undergraduate degree ii. final year honours degree iii. first-year master’s degree; or iv. a Postgraduate Diploma •  PhD students may apply under exceptional circumstances, as determined by the Faculty Scholarships Committee. •  Preference will be given to applicants whose intention is to continue with study at AUT after the completion of the scholarship. •  The scholarship will not support a student’s own Master’s (90 or 120pt) thesis or doctoral research. •  If an intended recipient is currently enrolled in a postgraduate research degree, the academic progress of the recipient must be considered to be paramount.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applicants must complete the online application available through the AUT Scholarships Database 1. Applicants must approach the project leader listed against the project to discuss the potential research. The project leader may then invite the student to apply. 2. Students who have been invited to apply must complete the on-line Summer Research application by the closing date 17th October. Complete applications will be forwarded to the Project Leader for assessment. Applicants will be expected to upload in the on-line application portal: i. Academic transcripts if previous study was not undertaken at AUT; ii. A statement confirming the applicant’s enrolment plans for the following year.
Application Form

Decision makers
Recipients will be selected by the Faculty who will notify the Scholarships Office of the successful applicant.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The Scholarships Office will formally notify the student of the outcome as soon as notified by the Faculty. No award can be paid to a student prior to the funds being confirmed. If the scholarship is co –funded contractual requirements must be completed through the Faculty Research Office before the student can be notified.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
i) The student agrees to complete an agreed work plan with defined research outputs in consultation with the project leader. ii) The student is expected to contribute 375 hours over a 10 week period to the research project. Faculties may request that time sheets are kept. iii) Summer Research projects are expected to commence by 1 December . iv) Students should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, Honours or first year Master’s degree with AUT or at any New Zealand university. v) Students are expected to begin the process of enrolment at AUT in the following year by the end of the year of application to be eligible for the scholarship. vi) During the Summer Research period scholars must not be receiving any alternative scholarship support.

Additional information
Summer Research Projects - School of Art and Design Information on the available Summer Research Projects will be available late August/early September.

Who else has information about this award?

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

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837


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