School of Environment


  • Marine Benthic Habitat Mapping MSc research opportunity
    01 July 2019
    An opportunity has come up for a fully funded Masters-level student to carry out a research project on benthic habitat mapping around Kapiti Island (North Island, New Zealand). Applications close 15 August 2019. Read more.
  • Seven PhD positions are available in coastal erosion and flooding, and coastal adaptation in New Zealand
    27 June 2019
    New Zealand has an exciting and diverse coastline with complex problems that attract top-level international researchers. We have 7 fully funded PhD positions available, starting after July 2019. Positions will remain open until filled. Read more.
  • 3MT competition | Science heats | register now
    04 April 2019
    Take one static PowerPoint slide and a passion for your research. Combine and distil down to a three minute pithy, persuasive presentation. Yes – the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is back! Register for the Science heats by 15 May.
  • Equity Initiative Grant open for applications
    18 March 2019
    The Faculty of Science is seeking applications for the Equity Initiative Grant. Applications close 15 April 2019. Read more and download an application form.
  • Funded Doctoral Internships in Mumbai and Medellín
    12 February 2019
    PhD candidate Shohin Aheleroff is in Colombia building international networks and using his expertise to solve real-world industry problems. You could be too with a funded doctoral internship in Mumbai or Medellín. There are still places remaining (NZ citizens and permanent residents only).
  • RSNZ Marsden Fund Scholarship available to masters students
    23 January 2019
    A masters stipend and fees scholarship is available in the School of Environment. The scholarship is funded by the RSNZ Marsden Fund project, titled “Rethinking the future of freshwater in Aotearoa New Zealand”. Applications close 22 February 2019. Read more.
  • Funded PhD project | Impacts of myrtle rust on ecosystem functions
    16 January 2019
    A three-year scholarship is available to support a PhD student pursuing research on the effects of myrtle rust on ecosystem functions and soil characteristics across different Myrtaceae ecosystems in New Zealand. Applications close 1 Feb. Read more.
  • Funded PhD project - Impacts of myrtle rust on ecosystem functions
    15 January 2019
    Myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) is a globally invasive fungal disease that severely affects plants in the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family. Plants in this family include the iconic New Zealand plants pōhutukawa, mānuka, rātā, and kānuka. Myrtle rust was first found in New Zealand in May 2017. Myrtle rust attacks young leaves and shoot tips. Severe infestations can kill affected plants.
  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 January 2019
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.
  • Two scholarships available for masters students
    14 November 2018
    The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute and the RSNZ Marsden Fund are providing scholarships for two new masters projects. Find out more.
  • Sustainability Research Awards | Round two opens
    25 September 2018
    It is time to apply for round two of the the Faculty of Science's 2018 Student Sustainability Research Awards. Applications open 1 October and close 5 November 2018.
  • Faculty postgraduate research showcase and poster competition
    29 August 2018
    We invite our science postgraduates to join us in our 2018 Faculty of Science Research Showcase commencing 10 September. Registrations and submissions are now closed for the annual postgraduate poster competition. Go to the Postgraduate Research Showcase webpage for more information about Showcase activities.
  • Media SAVVY workshops for Māori researchers
    28 June 2018
    The Science Media Centre offers fully-funded Media SAVVY workshops for Māori researchers, supported by Curious Minds – He Hihiri i te Mahara. Applications for the next workshop on 3 and 4 September are open now. Find out more.
  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.
  • New criteria for Science Journalism Fund | applications open
    18 June 2018
    Round three of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism fund is open with new eligibility criteria in place. Applications from science communicators and those with an interest in science-related reporting (but no previous experience) will now be accepted. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Applications close 27 July.
  • Research Bazaar 2018 | Applications are now closed
    22 May 2018
    The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a three-day festival promoting digital literacy in modern research. This is a free, annual event to help you master several new research skills while having fun. Applications for ResBaz Auckland 2018 are now open. If you would like to attend, find out more and apply.
  • Register now | Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2018
    19 April 2018
    Could you explain an 80,000 word thesis in just 180 seconds? This year's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges postgraduate students to communicate their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes with a single presentation slide. The Faculty of Science heats will be held on 21 May. Register by 14 May.
  • Funded MSc Research Opportunities 2019/20: Auckland Faulting
    19 January 2018
    Three $15,000 MSc scholarships will be available in 2019/20 from the School of Environment, University of Auckland
  • Funded MSc Research Opportunity 2018/19: Auckland Faulting
    19 January 2018
    A $15,000 scholarship is available for an MSc research project in the School of Environment, University of Auckland.