The LEARN network focuses on information sharing, the facilitation of discussion and face to face contact with researchers around the world. The network encourages partnerships that are mutually beneficial and collaborations that are active in nature, rather than an occasional exchange of ideas. The LEARN Fellowship Programme shall help facilitate the development of the wider LEARN network of researchers.
LEARN Work Trainee Awards – Tenure up to 6 months
LEARN Work Trainee Awards are available for candidates who have completed a post-graduate qualification in their home country and who wish to gain work experience in New Zealand relevant to their field of study. Preference will be given to those applicants who are currently enrolled in a PhD in their home country. It is envisaged that candidates for the LEARN Work Trainee Awards will be able to contribute their work experience to their PhD research. All successful LEARN Work Trainee candidates are strongly encouraged to return to their home country upon completion of the award.
LEARN Post-Doctoral Fellowships – Tenure up to 12 months
LEARN Post-Doctoral Fellowships are available for candidates who have preferably completed a PhD within five years of LEARN Fellowship application submission. They must be either currently employed by, or sponsored by, a Research Institute or Government organisation in their home country. Candidates who successfully gain a LEARN Post-Doctoral Fellowship are required to return to their position upon completion of the Fellowship.
In both cases, successful candidates will take up a position of short-term employment within the New Zealand institution or organisation of choice. Universities and research institutes involved in the scheme are expected to cover overheads for the individual.
To be eligible for a LEARN award, candidates should meet the following criteria:
- Fellowships will be available for individuals wanting to work with New Zealand researchers within the following areas:
- a)Methane emissions for ruminant livestock;
- b)Nitrous oxide emissions from ruminant livestock;
- c)Integrated whole farming system impacts at all scales; and
- d)National agriculture inventory development.
In addition, they shall be:
- Shall be a registered member of the LEARN network;
- Be residing in their country of citizenship, preferably for at least two years prior to application;
- Not hold citizenship or permanent residency in either New Zealand or Australia;
- Either be employed in their home country or currently undertaking doctoral study in their home country;
- Must have completed a post-graduate qualification as supported by Academic Records in order to qualify for the LEARN Work Trainee Awards;
- Should have completed a PhD qualification within the last five years in order to qualify for the LEARN Post-Doctoral Fellowships;
- Must satisfy New Zealand Government requirements for international entry into New Zealand; and
- Please note that citizens of Fiji may not apply for LEARN Fellowships until further notice.
LEARN Work Trainee Awards
Stipend:- $15,000 (pro-rata)
Training & Development:- $1,500
Relocation Allowance:- Up to $3,000
Tenure:- Up to 6 months
LEARN Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Stipend:- $58,000 (pro-rata)
Training & Development:- $3,000
Relocation Allowance:- Up to $3,000
Tenure:- Up to 12 months
How to Apply:-
1.Download the LEARN Fellowships Terms & Conditions, Application form and FAQ from www.newzealandeducated.com/scholarships
2.The LEARN Fellowships are tenable at New Zealand education or training providers, government departments, Crown Research Institutes and or relevant business enterprises. Candidates shall be nominated to NZAGRC by the New Zealand host organisation and no candidate shall apply directly to NZAGRC for an award. At the time of application, the host organisation/service provider shall set individual objectives for each awardee in accordance with their standard organisation job description, setting out expectations and other employment related matters. These objectives should reflect both the training needs of the awardee and critical aspects of the research that they will undertake. These objectives shall be used as a mechanism to assess the progress of the awardee whilst on fellowship.
3.Complete relevant sections of the application form in English. Sign and date the declaration.
4.Attach the supporting documents as stipulated on the application form.
5.Submit application documents directly to the host organisation/service provider
6.Host organisations/Service Providers shall then submit nominees’ application papers to NZAGRC Operations manager via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional supporting documents shall be submitted to the address listed overleaf.