The funds for these scholarships are provided by the income from a bequest made to the University of New Zealand in 1959 by Isabel Maria Kidson, to enable a New Zealand university graduate to undertake doctoral study in meteorology.
The purpose of the scholarships is to enable a graduate of a New Zealand university, who is of good character and who has shown an ability in physics or a combination of physics and mathematics, to undertake further advanced study or research in meteorology, either in New Zealand or elsewhere. Should there be in any year no suitable candidate for an award of the scholarship for that purpose in that subject, then further advanced study or research either in New Zealand or elsewhere in some other branch of science is acceptable.
Scholarships will be offered every year and will be of such annual amount and of such number as determined by Universities New Zealand, having regard to the income available for the purpose.
$6,000 per annum for up to three years.
Applicants should be graduates of a New Zealand university, be of good character and have shown ability in physics or a combination of physics and mathematics.
Preference will be given to (in order):
If in any year there is more than one suitable candidate for a scholarship then preference will be given to one who has been a pupil of Nelson Boys’ College or, if there is no such candidate, then one who has been an undergraduate at the University of Canterbury. The scholarships will be awarded each year by Universities New Zealand, on the recommendation of the UNZ Scholarships Committee, to persons undertaking doctoral study and who best fit the special conditions of the award, and shall be tenable for up to three years whilst that person undertakes full-time doctoral study. The selection committee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the selection meeting.