[Taxacom] Te Papa MSc Scholarship in Plant Molecular Systematics at Victoria University

Heidi Meudt HeidiM at tepapa.govt.nz
Mon Nov 5 15:02:44 CST 2007

Please spread the word about this unique opportunity for a MSc
scholarship in New Zealand.
 Te Papa MSc Scholarship in Plant Molecular Systematics at Victoria

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Victoria University of
Wellington are offering a Master of Science (MSc) scholarship in the
field of plant molecular systematics at Victoria University. The purpose
of the award is to promote research between Te Papa and Victoria
University in the area of plant molecular systematics, ecology and
An MSc degree at Victoria University is undertaken over two years (Parts
1 and 2) and involves four courses worth equal marks, plus a research
thesis worth 60% of the total. The Te Papa-VUW scholarship provides the
successful applicant with a student stipend of $4000 in part 1 (2008)
and $6000 in part 2 (2009).  The project offered in 2008-2009 will be a
molecular systematic investigation of a New Zealand group of mosses,
ferns, or flowering plants.  The thesis research will involve the DNA
sequencing of chloroplast and nuclear genes, and will address
phylogenetic questions such as the relationships between species and
generic boundaries, as well as issues of biogeography and species
delimitation. The ideal applicant will have completed a BSc degree and
have an interest in New Zealand plants and molecular phylogenetic
For more information about the thesis project or studying towards an MSc
degree at Victoria University contact: Dr Heidi Meudt (e-mail:
heidim at tepapa.govt.nz), Dr Leon Perrie (email: leonp at tepapa.govt.nz) or
Dr Peter Ritchie (e-mail: Peter.Ritchie at vuw.ac.nz).
For information about the School of Biological Sciences and a copy of
the post-graduate prospectus visit http://www.vuw.ac.nz/sbs
Applications are lodged through the Scholarships Office, Victoria
University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.
 E-mail: Scholarships-Office at vuw.ac.nz
 Tel +64-4-463 5113/5557
Visit the web site for an application form and instructions:
Applications close on 14 December 2007 
Selection will be based on academic merit and short listed applicants
may be required to participate in a telephone interview. 
Heidi M. Meudt, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Botany
Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
P.O. Box 467
New Zealand
heidim at tepapa.govt.nz
phone: +64 4 381 7127
fax: +64 4 381 7070


Adjunct Research Associate
School of Biological Sciences
Victoria University
1-85 Kelburn Parade
Room 507, New Kirk Building
New Zealand
phone: +64 4 463 5026
fax: +64 4 463 5331


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