R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 31/08/2022
Value of Award: $6000
No. of awards: One
Tenure: One Year.


In accordance with Professor Bates’ love of interdisciplinary research a wide range of students in the physical sciences and engineering will be eligible for this scholarship.

Preference will be given to those whose research aims to apply information/image processing to studies in medicine, the physical sciences, astronomy or engineering.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must have physical sciences or engineering as a significant part of their undergraduate degree. For the purposes of this scholarship, physical sciences shall be deemed to mean physics, chemistry and mathematical and information sciences. At the time of application students must be engaged in postgraduate studies (honours, masters or doctorate). Students in their final year of undergraduate study are ineligible to apply. To receive the scholarship, candidates must be enrolled for a doctorate course at a New Zealand University and must be engaged in the course for the greater part of the period of the Scholarship. This requirement does not limit the award to New Zealanders; however, it will require a successful candidate to transfer from a masterate or honours course to a doctoral course.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applicants will need to complete the RHT Bates Postgraduate Scholarship application form  [DOCX 213.84 kb] and the relevant supporting information. You will need a copy of your authorised student academic record (official record) from University Registry and email it together with your application form.  You will also need to provide two letters of reference: - One from the university academic officially charged with your supervision.  - One from from an individual within the University in which you are enrolled, or from an organisation (e.g., CRI, Government Department or Company) where a significant amount of your PhD work is being carried out and where additional supervision is being provided. Please ask these referees to email their reference directly to the address below, separately from your application. Please email your application to: awards@royalsociety.org.nz

Decision makers

How and when do students learn of the decision?
As soon as possible after the closing date.  

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
We prefer to receive the application electronically. Please email the electronic copy to awards@royalsociety.org.nz

Additional information

Who else has information about this award?
If you have any queries about making a nomination for the R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship, please email: gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz

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

Senior Manager - Society Secretariat
The Royal Society of New Zealand

PO Box 598

Phone: (04) 472 7421
Fax: (04) 473 1841

Email: awards@royalsociety.org.nz

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