Fulbright New Zealand offers a range of exchange awards for Aotearoa New Zealanders wanting to study, research, teach or present their work in the USA.
On Tuesday 7 May, UC welcomed Fulbright’s Penelope Borland and Lauren Parsons to campus to speak with some of the University’s best and brightest and encourage them to apply.
In speaking to the importance of ‘balance’ in their alumni, Executive Director Penelope Borland explained that the best applicants are not those singularly focused on their academic studies, but those who were also excellent ambassadors and advocates for the Fulbright vision.
The Fulbright Programme is an initiative of American senator J. William Fulbright who, in the aftermath of World War II, believed that mutual understanding between different countries and cultures was crucial to ensure a peaceful future for the world.
Programme Manager Lauren Parsons explained that being part of the Fulbright alumni network gave students and faculty an edge in the work they do while opening pathways for future work, whether it be furthering their research careers or considering career opportunities after graduation.
UC-based Fulbright alumni in attendance echoed those sentiments, sharing how their experiences with the programme had been both ‘life changing’ and deeply embedded in their memories.
In telling the students in attendance about her experience, Fulbright alumnae Julia Torres explained,
“The Fulbright experience rearranges all the molecules in your body – it changes your outlook and how you view the world.”
UC Scholarships Advisor Pamela Chivers, who organised the visit in collaboration with Fulbright Events Coordinator Sarita Magan, was thrilled with the turnout of students at the information session.
“Hopefully this will generate some exceptional applications from well-rounded UC students for the Fulbright Awards.”
A sentiment shared by Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research (Scholarships), Associate Professor Ekant Veer.
“We are thankful for the time Fullbright spent with us and excited about what the future holds as the relationship strengthens.”
These new scholarships aim to encourage doctoral students to publish aspects of their research during their doctorate.
Criteria and guidelines
Scholarships are available only to non-College of Engineering doctoral students enrolled at UC. The College of Engineering is introducing its own scheme, and so Engineers will not be covered by this scholarship.
The doctoral student must be the first author of the publication.
Scholarships will be to the value of $500 per publication.
Publications must be published before the student’s Oral Doctoral exam and their institutional address must be UC.
The publication must be searchable in SCOPUS (or an approved citation database).
A student may receive more than one scholarship.
Scholarship applications can be made at any time up to the students Oral examination.
Scholarships will be paid directly to the student for their own use.
The doctoral student applies in writing to the Dean of Postgraduate Research (firstname.lastname@example.org) with proof of acceptance of the publication and its reference in SCOPUS or other appropriate database.
The Senior Supervisor provides written confirmation of the acceptance of the publication and the contributions made by the student.
Do you know a doctoral student who may benefit from this? Encourage them to apply today.
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