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Genesis Oncology Trust Postgraduate Scholarships

Closing date: 01/10/2022
1 October 2020
Value of Award: $25,000 per year plus University fees
No. of awards: Varies
Tenure: Up to three years - subject to satisfactory progress.

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The Genesis Oncology Trust fund was established with a settlement from Genesis Power Limited in May 2002. The Trust fund has been invested and, as a registered charity, the Trust welcomes donations from individuals and firms.

The scholarships are intended to provide personal support for graduate students whose proposed programme of advanced study or research for a higher degree (e.g. PhD or MD) in a field related to cancer.

Selection criteria:

  • To apply for this scholarship, graduate students should be eligible to be enrolled full-time in an approved course of graduate study or research in a New Zealand University. Applicants should be New Zealand citizens or non-New Zealand citizens with New Zealand residency at the time of application. Application may be made in advance of enrolment on the understanding that an award would be conditional on successful completion of enrolment procedures.

General Information:

How do students apply?
The application must be made by the student, together with their supervisor or supervisors, through the head of the Department where the student is to work. Forms available from the Trust set out the information needed. Electronic application forms (in MS Word) can be obtained from the Administrator of the Trust or from A confidential report from the supervisor and one other person familiar with the applicant's academic record will be required. Interviews may be arranged with the student, the proposed supervisor, and representatives of the Trust. The closing date for applications is early October each year, please check the Trust web site for dates. An original with signatures plus twelve copies are required. In addition, please submit an electronic copy of the form to Download an Application Form and related documents.
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Decision makers
The Board of the Genesis Oncology Trust based on recommendations of the Scientific Assessment Committee.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Notified in Early December - initially by email, followed by a formal letter of offer and contract. Payment will be through the host institution.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
All scholars are required to submit an annual report to the Trust on the anniversary of their commencement date. They are also required to submit a final report within one month of submitting their thesis.

Additional information
Any scholar who publishes the results of work performed during the tenure of a Postgraduate Scholarship is required to acknowledge the assistance they have received by stating, "the research was conducted during the tenure of a Postgraduate Scholarship from Genesis Oncology Trust". Such publications must have the approval of the supervisor.

Who else has information about this award?
This award is widely publicised in the media and within the scientific and medical community.

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

Douglas Ormrod
Executive Director
Genesis Oncology Trust

56 Whitehaven Road Glendowie Auckland 1071

Phone: +64 9 575 4879


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