Fund Details
2020 - NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships


About the NZ-GRADS

Deadline: 7 August, 2020 11:59pm New Zealand time

NZ-GRADS is a doctoral scholarship (PhD) scholarship offered to science students from developing countries to complete their PhD at a New Zealand university.

The PhD research topics must be related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, primarily livestock, but innovative and novel aspects of this will be considered, especially related to new technologies or new applications of existing technologies.

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) offers a wide range of capability building and research programmes through various partners within New Zealand and internationally. NZ-GRADS awardees will be actively supported through various extension and networking events that the GRA hosts in New Zealand.

The NZ-GRADS is a government-funded scholarship administered by Education New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to three years.


Criteria are non-negotiable:
  • You must have an offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university (this may be conditional or non-conditional) 
  • You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  • You cannot hold citizenship or permanent residency status in New Zealand or Australia
  • You must be from a developing country. Check here for current classifications
  • Your PhD research topic must relate to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems
  • Your research may be hosted/facilitated by any New Zealand research organisation, however, your PhD programme must be organised through a New Zealand university. Other research institutes that may host your research can be found here

Required Documents/Information:

To complete this application, you will need to upload the following documents:

•    Evidence of citizenship for every country for which you hold citizenship
•    Evidence of an offer of place for a PhD programme from a New Zealand university
•    Academic transcripts, grading scale and certificates of completion
•    Curriculum Vitae

You will also need to provide the names and emails of two academic referees for your references.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
3 Feb 2020
Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
7 Aug 2020 11:59 PM