28 September 2016

Winners announced for the NZIDRS scholarships

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Eight international research students have been awarded New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS), worth about NZD$100,000 each. The scholarships aim to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand, and provide full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more in-depth profiles on select winners.

The 2016 awardees are:

Family Name

First Name

Citizenship Country

Title of Research

NZ University

Pham

Thuy Trang

Viet Nam

Chemical synthesis using substrates available from biomass

University of Auckland

Tan

Marion Lara

Philippines

Capturing citizens' perspectives on usability: mobile apps for disaster preparedness and response

Massey University

Chen

Ting-Hsuan

Taiwan

Investigation of the regulatory mechanism of endogenous transposon (TE)activity in grapevines

Lincoln University

Prakash

Khadka

Nepal

Interaction of drugs with lung surfactant monolayer and the influence of alveolar liquid crystalline nanostructures on dissolution of drugs

University of Otago

Amirpour Najafabadi

Hamed

Iran

Investigation of polymorphic variation in the growth differentiation factor-9 gene (GDF9) in New Zealand Sheep breeds

Lincoln University

Jabbari

Milad

Iran

Development of cold-formed steel portal frame system using the HRC connection

University of Auckland

Etemadi

Hossein

Iran

Processing, Surface Engineering and Characterisation of Magnetic Hydrogels for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Applications

Massey University

Lischka

Alexandra

Germany, Canada

Metal contamination in the ecologically and commercially important New Zealand squids (Nototodarus sloanii), N. gouldi and Onykia ingens

AUT University

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