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Information Session for Faculty by Fulbright NZ

Fulbright NZ will be visiting UC on May 5th from 2-3pm in the John Britten 102 Conference foyer (with afternoon tea provided). This is an opportunity to learn more about the Fulbright program, hear from key program managers in Aotearoa, and look at ways to maximise your chances at winning an award.

The awards are open to all faculty who are New Zealand citizens that wish to travel and work in the US for a 10 week to 5 month period. Naturally, travel will be negotiable depending on how safe it is to do so, but perhaps you are considering this for a few years down the line and would like to prepare now.

Beyond the opportunity to travel and study overseas the Fulbright program enables entry into their very established scholar network and other benefits that have helped many academics over the years.

More information about the scholars awards can be found at – if you’d like to attend, please reply directly to Sarita from Fulbright on

I look forward to seeing you there.


Ekant Veer, PhD
Ahorangi| Professor
Te Amo Tuarua Rangahau|Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research (Scholarships)
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha|University of Canterbury
Ilam 8140
Private Bag 4800
Ōtautahi |Christchurch
Aotearoa|New Zealand
Waea|Tel: +64 3 3694068

Relaunch of the UC Foundation Doctoral Publication Prize

This year sees the UC Foundation Doctoral Publication Prize relaunched with a new structure and format to reward Doctoral students who publish their research whilst studying.

The purpose of the prize is to reward students who publish in highly regarded research outlets whilst studying towards their doctoral degrees. This offers the student a strong CV when applying for roles post-doctoral studies as well as supporting UC’s commitment to world-class research excellence.

The UC Foundation Doctoral Publication Prize ranges in value from $500-$1000 per publication with no limit on the number of times a student can win a prize. So, multiple publications in top tier journals can yield multiple awards.

The full criteria for winning the prize and information on how to apply is available on the Postgraduate Research Office’s website. We encourage all supervisors to direct their doctoral students to the link:

The prize is made possible through the many kind donations to the UC Foundation and the ongoing commitment by the UC Foundation to support our research students.

Postgraduate Research Office Team