The NIWA / University of Waikato Te Waiora Joint Institute for Freshwater Management is looking for keen and enquiring graduates to be part of the next-generation of freshwater scientists and water managers.

Calling freshwater researchers; Building collaborative research capacity through co-supervision of graduate students

As part of its investment in the development of Te Waiora, the University has provided funding to encourage new research collaborations with NIWA through co-supervision of graduate research. As well as enabling graduate research to be undertaken under the combined guidance of both organisations, this will provide opportunities to build new alliances and explore new research directions.

Collaborative proposals are sought for three PhD projects ($40K/yr for 3 yrs) and four Masters projects ($27.5K for one year) that involves NIWA and University of Waikato researchers and address one or more of Te Waiora’s strategic focus areas. They can be led by either organisation, across any relevant disciplines and aspects of freshwater (including estuarine) management.

The successful applicants will undertake graduate research under the combined guidance of researchers from NIWA and the University of Waikato.

These funded graduate opportunities are an important part of the Institute’s work in fostering the development of future leaders in freshwater management and exploring new freshwater research directions.

As well as running this graduate programme, the Institute undertakes applied, interdisciplinary freshwater research. It leverages the combined capabilities and facilities of NIWA and the University of Waikato.

Contact Chris Tanner or Tim Manukau from NIWA Hamilton with any questions about the Te Waiora graduate scholarships.

Download the Scholarship Application Form