The University of Otago offers a limited number of scholarships for masters' and PhD students, of up to NZ$25,000 per year.
The University of Otago website has information about these scholarships.
Potential supervisors may have funding available, and may know where to seek additional funding.
The Universities New Zealand website has information about scholarships available for travel to conferences and to learn techniques applicable to your research.
University of Otago, Christchurch summer studentships
The University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) offers genetics research and training opportunities via summer studentships for the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSci) programme and PhD.
PhD project opportunity: Discovering genes that control flowering in onion
The aim of this project is to use high-throughput sequencing and molecular-genetic approaches to identify and characterise genes involved in controlling onion flowering.
This project is part of a collaborative research programme with Dr Richard Macknight (Department of Biochemistry) and Dr John McCallum (Plant & Food Research Ltd, Lincoln), and is funded by FRST.
PhD project opportunity: Investigate the genetic basis of cryptic female choice in Chinook salmon
Professor Neil Gemmell is seeking a student with interests in genetics, evolution, and behavioural ecology, to conduct research into the genetic basis of possible cryptic female choice in Chinook salmon.
PhD project opportunity: RNA bioinformatics
The Regulatory Genomics Laboratory has a PhD project and stipend available for a student with computational and genetic skills.
The stipend is funded by the International Human Frontier Science Program.
PhD project opportunity: RNA bioinformatics (PDF 170 KB)