Masters Scholarships 2020 Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) New Zealand


The Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand Inc (RMLA) is offering one or more annual Masters scholarships for study at any University under the conditions set out below. Scholarships may be awarded for study at either a New Zealand or an Overseas University.

RMLA scholarships are designed to encourage graduate students from a range of disciplines (law, planning, engineering, geography, science, landscape architecture, urban planning and resource management), to focus their research theses or dissertations on topics related to the application of resource management in New Zealand. The scholarships are are also intended to promote the purposes of the RMLA, and to produce material for RMLA publications (see below).

Scholarship Award

One or more Masters Scholarships per annum may be awarded out of an annual fund of $15,000. There will generally be three $5,000 scholarships awarded a year.

Important Dates

1st September 2020


The scholarship is open to any graduate student in a University (New Zealand or Overseas) registered for a Masters (including an undergraduate Honours degree involving advanced levels of research and study at Masters degree level). Doctoral studies are not eligible. Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of independent research by dissertation, directed study, or research paper at Honours or Masters level, who are recommended for the award by the supervisor of their previous research. Where relevant a written recommendation from the supervisor should be submitted with the scholarship application.

Applicants for the scholarship must:

(a) be a New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident; and
(b) have an excellent academic record (B+ or better).

Selection will be based on relevance of the proposed thesis or dissertation topic to advancing:
the study of resource management (within the context of resource management legislation in New Zealand); and the objectives of the RMLA. The objectives of the RMLA are to promote within New Zealand:
An understanding of resource management law and its implementation in a multi-disciplinary framework;
Excellence in resource management policy and process;
Resource management processes which are legally sound, effective and efficient and which produce high quality environmental outcomes.
In cases where there is no suitable candidate, no scholarship will be given.

How to Apply

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Last Date

The last date for application is 1st September, 2020.

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