The Laurie Cameron Scholarship

Study Area(s): Business; Humanities
Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Doctoral
Closing Date(s): 15 September
Tenure: One year (with a possible extension for a second year)
Number offered: One
Value: Approximately $2,500 (subject to funds available)

Description

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is undertaking research at Victoria University of Wellington on the interactions and relationship between the public and private sectors in the area of policy and management.

History

The Laurie Cameron Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of the late Laurie Cameron C.B.E., Q.S.M., by his family. Laurie Cameron was a long-time and committed member of the Board of the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria University, which he chaired for several years. He was especially concerned to ensure private sector engagement with issues of governance, and to promote understanding of the ethical basis of behaviour in both the public and private sectors.

Eligibility

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is undertaking research, at Victoria University of Wellington on the interactions and relationship between the public and private sectors in the area of policy and management, either in one of the School of Government's  Post-experience programmes (Masters of Public Management, Masters of Public Policy, Masters of Strategic Studies), or a student undertaking a Masters of Commerce and Administration, or a Masters of Arts. Students undertaking a PhD in the area of public/private sector relations in policy and management are also eligible.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be undertaking research at Victoria University of Wellington on the interactions and relationship between the public and private sectors in the area of policy and management
  • Applicants must be enrolled in either in one of the School of Government's  Post-experience programmes (Masters of Public Management, Masters of Public Policy, Masters of Strategic Studies), or a student undertaking a Masters of Commerce and Administration, or a Masters of Arts
  • PhD students undertaking a PhD in the area of public/private sector relations in policy and management are also eligible

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Scholarship specific documentation

  • A brief outline of research proposal
  • A statement on how the scholarship fund would be used

Selection process

Recipient will be decided by a panel that includes the Head of School of Government and appropriate staff from the school. Selection will be based on academic merit and research proposal.

Additional information

Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship and provide an end of year progress report.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557