Scholarship detail

Frank Evison Research Scholarship in Geophysics


$12,000 - $15,000 (Dependent on interest income)

Tenure of award:

One Year

Closing dates for applications:

01 November 2019
Applications close on 1 November (offered only in odd numbered years).

Number of awards offered:


History or background of award

The Frank Evison Masters Scholarship in Geophysics at Victoria University was established in 2006 through a generous endowment by Professor Evison's family which was matched, collectively, by the Earthquake Commission, GNS Science, the New Zealand Geophysical Society, and a range of private donors.

Purpose of award

This scholarship has been established at the Masters by thesis or PhD level, with the objective of continuing work in the field led by Professor Evison. The focus is on long-term seismogenesis and long-range earthquake forecasting.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
* Academic excellence
* Project relevance to the goals of long-term seismogenesis and earthquake forecasting.

How do students apply?

The selection process for the Scholarship will be:
* The prospective student will write a one-page letter of application delineating their proposed programme, and will provide certified copies of all academic transcripts, a Curriculum Vitae and three letters of recommendation.
Application Form

Decision makers

Applications will be filtered and ranked against the regulations before sending on to the Head of School and School Manager for Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. The final decision will be made by the SGEES Geophysics group (Chaired by the Head of School). If, in any one year, there is no suitable candidate for the Scholarship the funding will be held over to the subsequent year when two Scholarships may be awarded.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

All contributors to the fund to establish the Frank Evison Scholarship will receive a letter of appreciation from each Scholarship winner at the start of the Scholarship and a report on completion of the degree, together with a copy of the thesis, if requested, through Victoria University Foundation. The Foundation will also arrange a meeting, when feasible, between the Scholarship winner and specific donors on request.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557