Whakamāramatanga | Key Information
The UC Aho Hīnātore | UC Accelerator Scholarship consists of a 12-week research project for which the recipients receive a stipend of $6,000 followed by a 3 year doctoral scholarship covering fees and paying a stipend of $28,000 per annum. Up to 70 scholarships are available for 2023/2024 and are awarded by Te Kaunihera | Council of the University. The 12-week research project must include a minimum of $1,500 co-funding from an external partner or Department/Faculty/School funds.
Awards are open to all faculties and Research Centres with 5 awards reserved for students with whakapapa Māori or of Pacific descent.
Proposals are assessed based on:
- The quality of the proposed topic of study
- The quality of the supervisory team
- The quality of the proposed student
Students must commence their research project by 1st April 2024 and their Doctoral enrolment by 1st June 2024. A limited number of projects without a proposed student will be considered but a student must be secured by January 31st 2024 to retain the funding.