Evelyn Stokes Memorial Doctoral Scholarship, New Zealand

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Evelyn Stokes Memorial Doctoral Scholarship, New Zealand

Dame Evelyn Stokes was a Professor of Geography and the longest serving member of the academic staff at the University of Waikato. Evelyn’s early interest in Māori, historical, educational, and gender perspectives in geographical inquiry helped develop geographical knowledges that were exceptional nationally and internationally. This Scholarship commemorates Evelyn’s commitment to social justice and transformative politics expressed through indigenous, historical, social, and environmental perspectives in human geography.

Regulations :

1. The Scholarship will be known as the Evelyn Stokes Memorial Doctoral Scholarship.

2. The Scholarship is open for application to doctoral candidates in Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning programmes, in the School of Social Sciences of the University of Waikato.

3. Candidates must be enrolled or intending to enrol in an approved full – time programme of study at the University of Waikato in the years of tenure of the Scholarship.

4. Applicants who have undertaken study outside the University of Waikato must supply a full verified copy of their academic transcript (s) from their previous institution (s).

5. The Scholarship will have the value of $ 5, 000 per year, tenable for three years.

6. Should the candidate complete the doctoral degree before the three-year tenure of the Scholarship has ended, the Scholarship will end on the completion of doctoral study, or after three years, whichever is the earlier date, provided that the candidate is enrolled during this time in an appropriate programme of studies. Final completion takes place when the Postgraduate Studies Committee has accepted the report of the examiners and recommends the awarding of the degree.

7. Applications are to be made by 31 October in the year prior to that in which the award will be taken up.

8. The selection of the scholar will be made on the basis of academic merit and written applications. Preference may be given to scholars engaging in critical human geographical research on indigenous, historical, social, and environmental issues. Applications are to include a one page personal statement indicating how the scholarship will benefit the candidate’s particular aspirations. The applicant must give certified details of their academic history, and copies of two recent testimonials.

9. Applicants who have undertaken study outside the University of Waikato must supply a full verified copy of their academic transcript(s) from their previous institution(s).

10. The selection of the scholar will be made by a Selection Panel which may include representatives from Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning programmes and a representative of the University’s Scholarships Committee. In its deliberations, the Selection Panel will consider the academic records of the candidates, their personal statements, and the reports of the referees.

11.Candidates will normally be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 December in the year of application for the award.

12. The successful candidate will be advised that the award is conditional on being accepted and enrolled in the full-time programme indicated on the application, and approved by the selection panel. Any variation in the academic programme that materially affects the qualification for which the recipient is enrolled will require the approval of a designated nominee of the selection panel.

13. Payment of the award is conditional on the successful candidate being accepted into and enrolling in the full-time programme indicated on the application within 12 months of the date of acceptance of the award. Any variation in the academic programme that materially affects the qualification for whish the recipient is enrolled will require the approval of a designated nominee of the Selection Panel. It is the responsibility of the successful applicant to inform the Scholarships Office of any such changes.

Application Deadline : 31st December