The new LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowship is now available on offer sponsored by the New Zealand Government, through the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). This fellowship is available for an emerging scientist from a developing country to study in New Zealand.
The Livestock Emissions Abatement Research Network or LEARN is an awards scheme sponsored by the New Zealand Government, through the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to build international capability in livestock emissions research.
In order to be eligible applicants must be able to speak and understand English to a level sufficient to function in a research role.
- Application Deadline: An EOI for a Postdoctoral Fellowship can be submitted at any time during the year, however, full applications must be submitted by 30th June (New Zealand time).
- Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
- Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to complete a research project in New Zealand in an area aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation.
- Scholarship Award: Funding is available for:
Up to NZD$50,000 per year for a maximum of two years to cover living expenses while inNew Zealand (pro rata to be calculated on time spent in New Zealand).
Up to NZD$5,000 will be provided for return economy class airfares and travel/medical insurance.
Up to NZD$5,000 will be provided to assist with research costs associated with the project.
- Note that the Fellowship can be flexible to allow for multiple shorter stays in New Zealand.
- The minimum duration at any one time in New Zealand is six months, and there must be at least two visits to New Zealand in a two year award period. Funds will be made available subject to the approval of a detailed budget, including evidence of estimated costs, and subject to evidence being provided of employment at your home organisation. This information is requested at the full application stage (see below).
- All funds will be administered through the New Zealand host organisation. Once an award has been granted, it is the applicant’s responsibility to work with the New Zealand host organisation to make arrangements for travel, accommodation, insurance and any other logistical requirements.
- The Ministry for Primary Industries reserves the right to review the eligibility requirements at any time and in exceptional circumstances award fellowships to applicants who do not meet all the requirements.
- Nationality: This fellowship is available for emerging scientists from developing countries.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand
Eligibility for the Scholarship
This fellowship is available for emerging scientists from developing countries, including those from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, you must:
- Have gained a PhD in the last 5 years.
- Be a high achieving researcher (supported by academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and publishing record).
- Be employed in an area of research aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation in your home country.
- Have the support of your employer to apply for the Fellowship.
- Have a mentor in a New Zealand research organisation (host).
- Be resident in a developing country as defined by the OECD list of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) recipients.
- Satisfy New Zealand Government requirements for international entry into New Zealand.
- Be able to speak and understand English to a level sufficient to function in a research role.
English Language Requirements: Applicants must be able to speak and understand English to a level sufficient to function in a research role.
- There is a two-stage application process. The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) administers the LEARN awards on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries.
- Applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to determine eligibility. Forms can be downloaded from here. If eligibility is confirmed, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application to be considered by an assessment panel and Ministry for Primary Industries.
- An EOI for a Postdoctoral Fellowship can be submitted at any time during the year, however, full applications must be submitted by 30 June (New Zealand time).