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The Division of Health Sciences, the School of Biomedical Sciences ( BMS ) and the Dunedin School of Medicine ( DSM ) fund projects in the biomedical, bioscience (including genetics), clinical or public health areas.

Please note: the project must be supervised by a staff member of the School of Biomedical Sciences, the Dunedin School of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy or School of Physiotherapy .

External sponsor scholarships

A number of scholarships will be funded by external sponsors and will be listed below as they are confirmed.

Confirmed scholarships

  • Elspeth Gold – one scholarship for a project relating to men’s health
  • Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine – one scholarship for a medical student doing a project relevant to older persons’ health

To be confirmed

  • GlycoSyn – one scholarship for a virus/virology/anti-viral project
  • Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust – one scholarship for a medical student
  • Heart Foundation – one scholarship for a heart disease project supervised in DSM and one scholarship for a heart disease project supervised in BMS

BMS Māori Summer Scholarship

Established by the BMS in 2015 to increase the number of Māori biomedical researchers and enable Māori students to reach their full potential. Up to two scholarships valued at NZ$6,000 will be offered each year.

Refer to the Summer Scholarship Handbook for further information about this scholarship including eligibility.

BMS Pacific Peoples' Summer Scholarship

Established by the BMS in 2015 to increase the number of Pacific Island biomedical researchers and enable Pacific Island students to reach their full potential. Up to two scholarships valued at NZ$6,000 will be offered each year.

Refer to the Summer Scholarship Handbook for further information about this scholarship including eligibility.

All students applying for the Māori or Pacific Peoples' scholarships should:

Also apply for the OMRF -funded scholarships. Submit an application below.

Refer to the Handbook for details of the additional information that must be included in your application.

Applying for a Divisional, BMS or DSM Scholarship

If you would like to apply for a Divisional, BMS or DSM Scholarship, please note that there is one Handbook and one Application Form for all of the scholarships, including the BMS Māori and Pacific Peoples' scholarships.

All applications must be submitted online.

Submit your application

Only one PDF file (.pdf) can be uploaded. It must contain:

  • Cover sheet
  • Application
  • Supervisor's letter of support
  • Ethical approval(s) (if applicable)
  • Full academic record(s) from eVision

Name your file in the following format: surname_firstname.pdf

Refer to the Summer Scholarship Handbook for further information on the submission process.

Summer Research Scholarship Programme Handbook (PDF)

If you have any questions about this process, please contact:

Dr Manon Knapen
Email summer.research.scholarship@otago.ac.nz

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