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Summer Studentships

Summer Studentship

Award value: $6,000 Max.

Applications open: 01 Apr 2021

Applications close: 07 Aug 2021

NZSSD is pleased to announce that it will support three studentships of up to  $6000 (incl. GST) for the 2021/2022 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 1st January 2021 and be 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 describe the background, aims, methods (including timeline) and significance of the project, and should be submitted to the NZSSD secretariat by 5pm Friday the 7th of August 2021.

Key points to consider

  • No additional funding from NZSSD is available for research costs.
  • 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 will also be prioritised if they align with NZSSD's stated objectives of promoting the study of diabetes and the best standards of care of diabetes in New Zealand.
  • 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. Students cannot apply for a NZSSD travel grant to attend the meeting.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the 31st of August 2021.
  • Successful applicants must notify the NZSSD executive by the 27th of September 2021 if they are unable to find an appropriate student. In this case, the studentship will be awarded to the next best application.
  • Successful applicants must also re-submit for approval if there is any change in the student, supervisor or project topic before using the funds. In this case, the studentship may be re-awarded to the next best application.

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