NZSSD is pleased to announce that it will support studentships for $6000 (incl. GST) for the 2022/2023 summer. Projects must
be diabetes related and appropriate supervision needs to be provided by the
host institution. The supervisor must have been a member of NZSSD since at
least 1 January 2021 and employed by a university, public hospital or other institution
in New Zealand. Supervisors are expected to find their own student if awarded
the studentship. As such, supervisors should consider this before applying.
Applications should be a maximum of two A4 sides describing
the background, aims, methods (including timeline) and significance of the
project, and should be submitted to the NZSSD secretariat by 5pm Friday the 23 September 2022. References should ideally be included in the
two pages, but may extend to a third page if required.
Key points to consider
The $6000 is a stipend to fund
the student, and no additional funding from NZSSD is available for research
Successful applicants will be
notified by the 30 September 2022.
There will likely be a maximum
of one studentship awarded per centre.
Projects that can feasibly be
completed within 7-10 weeks will be prioritised for funding. Projects need to
commence by 01 December 2022 and need to
be completed by 31 March 2023.
Projects will also be
prioritised if they align with NZSSD's stated objectives diabetes in New
The findings of each
studentship are expected to be presented at a NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting.
Ideally, the presentations should be given by the student and the cost of student
conference registration will be covered by NZSSD. It is expected that the $6000
studentship will cover the travel costs to attend the meeting. Conference costs
for supervisors will not be covered by NZSSD (though they may apply for a NZSSD
travel grant if applicable).
Successful applicants must notify
the NZSSD executive by the 31 October 2022 if they are unable to find an
appropriate student. In this case, the studentship will be awarded to the next
Successful applicants must also
re-submit for approval if there is any change in the student, supervisor or
project topic before using the funds.
Supervisors are responsible for
ensuring that a comprehensive final report is generated from the research study
for sharing on the NZSSD website. Guidelines for this will be provided to
successful applicants, but in brief this should include authors, lay summary,
background, methods, results and discussion / implications for practice,
references (3-6 pages).
NZSSD should be acknowledged as
a funder in all dissemination resulting from this summer research project,
including presentations, reports and publications.