Norman Cunningham Fellowship

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 30 Sep 2019

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Closing date: 30/09/2019   

research into thoroughbred racehorses

Level of study

The Norman Cunningham Fellowship promotes research in animal welfare and/or veterinary science particularly related to the breeding, the health or the control of diseases of thoroughbred racehorses in New Zealand.

This fellowship was created under the will of Norman Cunningham of Auckland.

Value and tenure
The total grant under the fellowship is up to $10,000 per annum. The whole or part of this may be applied as stipend or for other purposes that will enable the fellow to carry out a defined programme approved by the directors.

The programme approved under the fellowship must be completed within three years.

Typical number on offer
One fellowship is typically offered each year.

Applicants must be a resident of New Zealand and a veterinary surgeon registered under the Veterinarians Act 2005 and its amendments, or a graduate in another field of science who is interested in animal welfare.

Selection criteria
The selection criterion is quality of the research proposal.

Selection panel
The Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Head of School of Veterinary Science (or delegate) and the President of the New Zealand Veterinary Association are the Scientific Directors under the Trust and are responsible among other things for election and supervision of Fellows.

Recommendations from the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and the President of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, together with the applications, are submitted to the Guardian Trust Office. When the Guardian Trust Office confirms the recommendation, the fellowship is awarded by the School of Veterinary Science Dean of Postgraduate Studies.

Guardian Trust has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

Conditions of the scholarship
Reports of progress must be made at intervals of six months after appointment and a final report submitted within three months of the termination.

Scholarship application
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Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

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How to apply page.

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