Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - First Year Doctoral Awards

Closing date: 04/04/2022
4 April 2022
Value of Award: of $11,000
No. of awards:
Tenure: will be available once a year .

Application Form


University of Auckland Applications

AUT Online Applications


To assist women graduates currently enrolled in their first year of full-time study at a tertiary Institute in the Auckland area towards a PhD or named Doctorate. Students who have completed one year of full-time studies (or equivalent) are not eligible for consideration for this award.   

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants to this Award must be: a)      women; b)      New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents; c)       Provide evidence of PhD enrolment at an Auckland research Institute and have access to the infrastructural support needed for her research degree; d)      To comply with the full-time study requirement of the Award, the amount of additional and paid work an Awardee may undertake either inside or outside the University shall not exceed a total of 500 hours in the year of the Award.        

General Information:

How do students apply?
If you are enrolled or intending to enrol at the University of Auckland you MUST apply using the online application form. Applications not made online will not have a successful award recorded on your University of Auckland transcript. Applicants enrolled at other institutes in the Auckland area should apply using the below form.  
Application Form
University of Auckland Applications
AUT Online Applications

Decision makers
In making this award, the selection committee shall take account of the applicant’s academic achievements, research qualifications and research plans.    

How and when do students learn of the decision?
 A payment of $11,000 shall be made immediately after acceptance of the award. The award may be held concurrently with a) any other awards or grants up to a value of $20,000 as long as the terms of those awards or grants permit, b) the Trustees are informed and approve.    

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
On completion of her year of study, the holder of an award must present a short report, endorsed by her supervisor, to the Awards Coordinator of The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust  

Additional information
Each applicant for these awards must submit her application on the current prescribed application form and must include: a)      An outline of the research being undertaken; b)      A verification statement from the Head of Department/Dean (as appropriate) as proof of enrolment; c)       A certified copy of evidence of status as a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident; d)      A certified copy or Statutory Declaration of up to date academic record (this can be in the form of a certified digital document from the tertiary institution); e)      Confirmation that confidential references have been sought from two referees, one of whom must be the applicant’s Doctoral supervisor.    

Who else has information about this award?
Enquiries to: Katrina Ford awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz   Please send your completed application by: Email attachment plus scanned copies of 4 b), c) and d) above to: awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz   Or by post to: First Year Doctoral Awards The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Private Bag 93208 Parnell Auckland 1151   Or hand deliver to: Academic Dress Hire, 17 George Street, Parnell.  

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

Katrina Ford
Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust

Private Bag 93 208 Parnell

Phone: 09-358-1044

Email: awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz

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