Fund Details
Sir Neil Isaac Scholarship in Environmental Science
Award Amount
$20,000 per annum


This scholarship supports research on the environment by students studying at the University of Canterbury for a Master's or PhD degree. It is offered every two years. 

Level of Study: Masters, Doctoral 

Closing Date: 11.59
 pm (NZT) 31 October (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: Two - Three years

Number available annually: One

Applicable enrolment during tenure: Full-time enrolment in a Master’s or PhD degree in Science on a topic relating to the environment. Eligible areas of study include those focused on conservation, ecological or environmental enhancement research that supports the preservation, amelioration and/or deeper knowledge of New Zealand native flora and fauna species in the natural habitat, as it relates to the wider picture of a healthy biodiversity within New Zealand. Study that incorporates natural solutions to the urban environment is also eligible. Typically these studies will be undertaken in the subject areas of Environmental Sciences, Geography and/or Biological Sciences (in particular Conservation and Ecology), though any subject area in Science that meets the topic focus criteria will be considered.

Citizenship/residency requirements: None

For more information, please read the regulations for this award: Click 

Contact Information:

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Search Filters:

  • Science
    Level of Study
    • Master's
    • Doctorate
      Subject of Study
      • Biological Sciences
      • Ecology
      • Environmental Change
      • Environmental Innovation
      • Environmental Policy, Governance and Social Justice
      • Environmental Science
      • Geography
        Domestic/International Students
        • Both domestic and international
          Application Closing Month
          • November
            Award Type
            • Any
            • Scholarship
              Begin Accepting Applications Date:
              5 Sep 2023
              Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
              31 Dec 2023 11:59 PM