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Staff and student opportunities within the SJWRI

Staff opportunities

Sir Thomas Kay Sidey Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Sir Thomas Kay Sidey Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to support outstanding graduates who have recently completed a degree at doctoral level to undertake a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sir John Walsh Research Institute. Their purpose is to attract or retain candidates of the highest calibre to undertake research and teaching in the Faculty of Dentistry. The Fellowship award consists of one or two years' salary, plus up to NZ$12,000 per year in working expenses.

The 2019 Sir Thomas Kay Sidey Postdoctoral Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Ian Towle, under the mentorship of Dr Carolina Loch. We expect to offer this opportunity again in 2020.

2019 Sir Thomas Kay Sidey Postdoctoral Fellowships application guidelines (PDF, 593KB)

2019 Sir Thomas Kay Sidey Postdoctoral Fellowships application form (DOCX, 625KB)

Postgraduate opportunities

For all postgraduate enquiries contact us by email at:
sjwri.admin@otago.ac.nz

SJWRI PhD Scholarship

The SJWRI PhD Scholarship is a prestigious award to support doctoral research in the Sir John Walsh Research Institute. The Scholarship consists of a NZ$20,000 stipend per annum for three years (if full-time) plus domestic tuition fees for 36 months (excludes student services fee and insurance). The primary supervisor of the successful applicant will also receive a NZ$5,000 project seeding grant to cover initial research expenses. Applicants are required to apply for a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship prior to consideration of their SJWRI PhD Scholarship application.

The 2019 SJWRI PhD Scholarship has been awarded to Shelly Arora, under the supervision of Dr Haizal Hussaini. We expect to offer this opportunity again in 2020.

2019 SJWRI PhD Scholarship application guidelines (PDF, 661KB)

Postgraduate research

Postgraduate students conduct a wide range of research within the Sir John Walsh Research Institute. Please visit our Research page to learn more about areas of research strength within the SJWRI.

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Undergraduate study

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Undergraduate scholarships

Forensic Biology summer school course

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