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PhD Scholarship - Graduate Women Wellington

Purpose of award

The New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Wellington Branch) (NZFGW) established this PhD scholarship to build knowledge and leadership to enhance the status of women in New Zealand.

Selection criteria

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional woman who will make a significant contribution to the advancement of women's academic achievement in New Zealand. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully to the economic and social fabric and performance of the country through the knowledge contribution of her doctoral studies and her on-going leadership influence post completion.

Number of awards offered

One scholarship will be awarded.

Tenure of award

The scholarship will be held for up to three years.

The terms and conditions of the scholarships, including immigration status, administration, supervision and the requirement to contribute 150 hours per annum to the academic life of the University will be the same as for other VUW Doctoral Scholarships. Full regulations can be found at


Closing dates for applications


General Information

How do students apply?

  • New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship 'Application Form' available from http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/applying.aspx and clearly indicate they wish to apply for the NZFGW (Wellington Branch) PhD Scholarship.
  • Applicants will be asked to supply all documentation listed on the 'Application Form.'
  • 'Application Forms' must be submitted to the Scholarships Office by the due date.

Application Form


Additional information



What conditions are attached to acceptance of this Award?

Recipients are required to adhere to the relevant Victoria PhD (by thesis) Scholarship regulations and to sign a Victoria University Postgraduate

Scholarship Contract.

Recipients will also be required to provide:

•Provide milestone reports and updates to NZFGW (Wellington Branch) for use in publications and other marketing material.

•Ensure the NZFGW (Wellington Branch) is acknowledged as a sponsor in any published material or presentation.


•The PhD scholarship is renewable annually subject to satisfactory progress and successful completion of academic requirements each year.

•Each scholar’s chief supervisor shall provide a report to the NZ Federation of Graduate Women, Wellington Branch, will be providedwith copies of the University’s six monthly progress reports completed by the candidate and supervisors every six months concerning the scholar’s progress.

•If at any time the NZ Federation of Graduate Women, Wellington Branch, considers a scholar is not making satisfactory progress the scholarship may be suspended or terminated.

•Interim progress reports (3000 words or less) are required six monthlyannually, and a final report is to be provided on completion of the scholarship. This will include an article suitable for publication. Scholars will also be required to deliver a seminar on their research findings to staff and invited associates of the NZ Federation of Graduate Women, Wellington Branch.

•A copy of the thesis will be made available to the NZ Federation of Graduate Women, Wellington Branch.


Victoria University of Wellington

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