What funding is available and how do I apply?

It may seem early in the year (or too late) to be thinking about funding for your studies, but now is the time to start planning your funding applications for upcoming rounds. Most funding applications take a lot of planning, writing and negotiation (for example with potential supervisors). There are even some funding opportunities with deadlines mid-year. For example Health Research Council (HRC) Māori and Pasifika Scholarship rounds open in July and have a 3rd September deadline (including for summer studentships), Callaghan funding for Applied Science and Engineering Masters and PhD applications are open all year round whilst Kate Edger Scholarships for women have March, July and November deadlines.

If you’ve wondered how people apply for funding and how they write their applications, come along to this workshop and learn from the staff from the Scholarships Office (your first port of call for all funding enquiries including University applications such as VC Scholarships) as well as the University Research and Innovation Office (RIO) who help students and staff apply for research funding from outside the University as well as negotiating contracts and also dealing with commercial funding applications and Intellectual Property negotiations. These two offices work closely together to ensure student funding runs smoothly, no matter which faculty you sit in.

You’ll learn tips and tricks for writing grant and scholarship applications as well as see examples of specific requirements for various funds, and we’ll make sure you go away with a sense of your next steps towards applying for funding for your studies and research projects (including resources you may need to consult and which humans you may want to meet with).

When you RSVP please indicate your discipline area and your specific funding aims (if you know them yet) in the workshop so we can tailor our information as much as possible to your needs.

Our team look forward to seeing you there!

When: Wednesday 2nd April

Where: WA505, Level 5, WA Building, City Campus

Time: 12-1.30pm

Confirm your registration on CareerHub (http://careerhub@aut.ac.nz) or alternatively you can email postgraduate.centre@aut.ac.nz

About Graduate Research School (Auckland University of Technology)

The Auckland University of Technology Graduate Research School offers support and resources to all postgraduate students at AUT. Come and visit us on the 5th floor of the WU building.

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