History or background of award
The Zespri Innovation Fellowships is offered to build awareness of the kiwifruit industry as an exciting career option, to encourage further research into the industry and finally to encourage capability building.
Purpose of award
Zespri is offering several innovation fellowships for Honours, Masters and PhD research study.
Each year key topics are put forward by the Zespri Innovation Fellowship group in areas where there is a need for specific research. The hot topics for 2015 are:
• Fruit quality across the supply chain
• Improving on-orchard productivity
• Health and nutrition, and
• Consumer preferences and sensory understanding
Zespri Fellowships are available to students enrolled in a Honours or Post-Graduate (Masters or Doctoral) course of study only.
• Applicants must hold the appropriate prerequisite degree(s)
• Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for study in New Zealand.
• Applicants must maintain grades of an appropriate standard.
• Applicants may undertake the research offshore.
Number of awards offered
see 'Additional Information'
Tenure of award
Closing dates for applications
Applications closed 1 February
How do students apply?
More information about the Zespri Innovation Fellowships please download the information guide and application form. Alternatively, you can contact the Innovation Coordinator via email; Zespri.Innovation@zespri.com or phone 07 5727638.
ZESPRI Innovation Fellowship committee
How and when do students learn of the decision?
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of the success of their application by mid February.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
For successful applicants, an Innovation Leader will be assigned and will sit on the review board and monitor progress. Payment milestones will be invoiced by the recipient and paid in accordance with standard ZESPRI procedures. Payments will be made 1 April.
Approved Scholarships will be awarded up to the indicated maximum value for each level of study per annum:
• Honours (stipend and study fees) NZ$6,500pa
• Masters (stipend only) NZ $16,500pa
• PhD (stipend only) NZ $26,500pa
Who else has information about this award?
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
PO Box 4043
Mt Maunganui 3149
Phone: 0800 155 355
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.
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