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Scholarships

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Each year we have a range of opportunities for university students wanting to grow their skills alongside some of the best researchers in the world.

Ahunuku Māori Summer Scholarship Programme

In 2019 we established a programme to provide university students of Māori descent with an opportunity to enhance their skills and gain valuable experience within the earth sciences field, with the guidance and support of our expert GNS Science researchers. 

Each year we offer a number of Ahunuku scholarships, typically advertised during August / September and taken up over the summer break between November and February.  Ahunuku placements are hosted at one of our Lower Hutt sites (Avalon or Gracefield) in partnership with your university.

Links with how you may apply for this scholarship will be provided in August.

Project Work

Throughout the year we have a mix of project and casual work available across all of our sites (Auckland, Wairakei, Avalon, Gracefield and Dunedin). 
This work is tied into our major workstreams and varies from year to year. Register your interest here

Summer Research Scholarships

We offer jointly funded summer research scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled at the following universities:

Summer studentships usually run for 3-4 months over the summer break and can be hosted by the university or at one of the GNS sites.