BRANZ Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing date: Refer to funder
Value of Award: Master's - $20,000 Doctorate - $25,000
No. of awards: Varies
Tenure: Masterate for duration of degree. Doctorate for up to 3 years.


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BRANZ Inc. allocates funds to assist students with outstanding academic credentials to undertake research in fields that are deemed to be of importance to the building and construction sector.

BRANZ Inc allocates funds to assist students with outstanding academic credentials to undertake research in fields that are deemed to be of importance to the building and construction sector.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence and have been accepted by an accredited New Zealand tertiary institution. The Research Strategy for the Building and Construction Industry, Building a Better New Zealand, identifies industry's nine priority topics: • Better buildings • Materials performance • Maintaining and improving the performance of existing buildings • Sustainability • Automation, industrialisation and new technologies • Operating environment • Productivity • Meeting the housing needs of all New Zealanders • Building better cities and communities. See BRANZ recommends that scholarship applicants read the Research Strategy in full prior to preparing their application using the Scholarship Application Template (found on the webpage).

General Information:

How do students apply?
Please complete the scholarship application form and email it to
Application Form

Decision makers
BRANZ. Where appropriate successful applicants will be introduced to an industry supervisor. This will give the successful applicant the opportunity to develop professional connections in their chosen research area, while helping to keep industry informed of their findings. 

How and when do students learn of the decision?
We will respond to applicants by the end of January 2020. 

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Please be advised of the following: • Successful candidates are expected to study full-time, unless otherwise agreed to by BRANZ. • Funding to an individual student for a course is limited to 3 years. • Award recipients will liaise with us throughout the scholarships duration. • Applicants should be able to meet the expectations of wide transfer to the building and construction sector of the results of their research. • A scholarship awarded under this scheme carries no connotation of employment by BRANZ Group during the period of the award or at its conclusion. • If your application is successful, you will also be required to submit a project plan indicating proposed milestones, which must be agreed by BRANZ before the first payment is made. Progress against this plan will need to be certified by your supervisor and communicated through progress updates.

Additional information
Out-of-cycle application We accept scholarship applications throughout the year. While we will consider out-of-cycle applications carefully, we envisage a sizeable proportion of the scholarship funding will be allocated in the above funding round, with instalments beginning around March of the following year. Applicants are therefore welcome to apply throughout the year but encouraged to apply within the round timeframe wherever possible to maximise their chances of success. Applicants should ensure there is a month available to BRANZ for consideration before any closing date set by any co-funding agency.  

Who else has information about this award?
For further information or to submit your application contact

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

Tara Mcdonald
Research Analyst

Private Bag 50 908

Phone: +64 4 238 1386


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