Chance to do research with experts

23:23, May 15 2014

Research Institute Scholarships for the "brightest and best" masters and doctoral students are being offered by the University of Waikato.

A doctors and masters scholarship are on offer at each of the university's six research institutes, which specialise in areas ranging from education to environment to business.

Doctoral scholarships are worth up to $85,000 for three years and masters students will get $12,000, which includes $3500 fees.

Scholarship winners could propose and work on projects with some of the University's highest calibre academics and research super-visors, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Postgraduate Research) Professor Kay Weaver said.

"Our research institutes house some of our top international researchers who have attracted a significant amount of research funding for their projects. We are looking for the brightest and best students to come and work alongside them," she said.

The institutes offering the scholarships are the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), the Institute for Business Research (IBR), the Institute of Professional Learning (IPL), the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA), Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI), and the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER).