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Applications called for inaugural QEII National Trust Brian Molloy scholarship grant

Media release

11 March 2013

Students from any New Zealand university are invited to apply for the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Brian Molloy scholarship to support a full-time supervised doctoral research degree.

Funded by Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, the scholarship has been established in recognition of Dr Molloy’s contribution to the Trust and to promote and advance ecological science and conservation in New Zealand.

Trust Chief Executive Mike Jebson said the scholarship celebrates Dr Molloy’s long and remarkable record in conservation and botanical research in New Zealand.

“Brian is held in high esteem both in New Zealand and internationally for his in-depth knowledge of New Zealand’s native flora and for his unwavering generosity in sharing that knowledge with others.

“The studies funded by this scholarship will lead to a greater understanding of the core values of Open Space Covenants and their management for the benefit of QEII National Trust and its covenantors in particular, and New Zealand’s environment in general,” Mr Jebson said.

The scholarship funding covers an allowance of $30,000 per annum for living expenses, tuition fees and associated student services levies, and a research and travel allowance of $20,000 per annum to be applied to research costs.

Scholarships will be awarded for a tenure of three years (36 months) or until the thesis is submitted, (whichever is shorter), with the possibility of an additional 12 months of funding, should it be deemed appropriate by the scholarship selection board.

Further information about the scholarship can be found at this link

QEII National Trust Brian Molloy Doctoral Scholarship

Media contact

Mike Jebson, QEII National Trust Chief Executive, 04 474 1683 or Anne McLean, Communications Advisor, QEII National Trust, 04 474 1689

Scholarship contact

Dr Elizabeth Heeg, QEII National Trust, 04 471 4190

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