Fund Details
Edward Gibbon Wakefield Doctoral Scholarship (UNDER REVIEW)
Award Amount
$45,000

Description:

The purpose of this scholarship is to support a Doctoral student from the University of Canterbury who will be enrolled in a Doctoral programme, or otherwise attached to, Christ Church, Oxford.

The scholarship is endowed by Mrs Priscilla Wakefield Mitchell of Totnes, Devon, in memory of her great, great uncle Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his three brothers, all of whom inspired the founding of New Zealand. The scholarship is also dedicated to the memory of Mrs Mitchell's grandfather, Charles Marcus Wakefield, the distinguished diarist who surveyed so much of early Canterbury; and lastly, to the memory of her brother Edward Roger Wakefield, killed in action in the Balkans in World War II, serving with the Commandos.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, to a value which will be determined by the level of the scholarship funds, including supplementation from Christ Church, Oxford, and should be sufficient to meet at least most of the direct costs associated with one year's study at Oxford University

Level of Study: Doctoral

Closing Date: 5:00 pm (NZT) 1 November (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: The scholarship is offered as funding permits, but normally in every third year, unless otherwise decided by the Wakefield Scholarship Committee

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Must be enrolled in a Doctoral programme at Christ Church, Oxford University

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Must have been born in New Zealand

For more information please read the regulations, click here.


Application Information:

Please also refer to the Notes to the Regulations for this scholarship.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

The criteria for the award of the scholarship are academic excellence and the general suitability of the candidate. Candidates should be familiar with Edward Gibbon Wakefield's life and works, and have specific knowledge of "A View of the Art of Colonisation" 1849, "The British Colonisation of New Zealand" 1837, and Philip Temple's "A Sort of Conscience: The Wakefields" 2002.

At the time of application, candidates must be graduates of at least one year standing, and of no more than five years' standing, at the University of Canterbury. It is open to University of Canterbury Doctoral students in all subject areas, however preference will be given to applicants studying a subject in Humanities or Creative Arts.

Additional Information:

The scholarship is endowed by Mrs Priscilla Wakefield Mitchell of Totnes, Devon, in memory of her great, great uncle Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his three brothers all of whom inspired the founding of New Zealand. The scholarship is also dedicated to the memory of Mrs Mitchell’s grandfather Charles Marcus Wakefield, the distinguished diarist, who surveyed so much of early Canterbury; and lastly to the memory of her brother Edward Roger Wakefield killed in action in the Balkans in World War II serving with the Commandos. Roger Wakefield was a graduate of Christ Church, Oxford. The scholarship shall be known as the Edward Gibbon Wakefield Doctoral Scholarship and the holder shall be known as the Wakefield Scholar.


Miscellaneous:

 (UNDER REVIEW)

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

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        Application Closing Month
        • November
          Award Type
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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            6 Sep 2020
            Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
            1 Nov 2020 11:59 PM