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Wattbike International Doctoral Research Award in New Zealand, 2018

University of Waikato in New Zealand invites applications for Wattbike International Doctoral Research Award for 2018/2019 academic session.

The Wattbike is the world’s most popular high performance indoor bicycle. It is used in many professional sport environments, as well as being extremely popular for individuals focussed on their health, fitness and wellbeing. Wattbike International would like to understand the most efficient and effective methods to maximise adaptations in health, fitness and performance.

The Wattbike International Doctoral Research Award was established in 2018 through the partnership between Wattbike International and the University of Waikato. The University of Waikato is committed to strengthening partnerships with other organisations through research and study opportunities. The Scholarship will support one Doctoral Candidate while they undertake Doctoral Research within the Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance (FHSHP) at the University of Waikato. One Scholarship is on offer in 2018 and is funded by Wattbike International.

The Selection Panel’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into
following the selection meeting.

The Scholarship offer must be accepted within two weeks of the formal offer of the
Scholarship being made. If the candidate fails to accept the award within this timeframe,
the offer will lapse.

Worth of Award

The Scholarship offers a stipend of up to $20,000 per annum, payable in monthly


  • The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international
  • The Scholarship will be awarded on academic merit. A minimum grade average of A- for the previous two years of full-time study (or equivalent, if part-time) is expected for eligibility. Other factors that will be taken into consideration include: references, prior research, work experience, and publications.
  • Candidates must demonstrate how their intended research will support Wattbike International to understand the most efficient and effective methods to maximise adaptations in health, fitness and performance.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have already completed the entry qualifications
    for doctoral study. Candidates already enrolled in a doctoral degree at the University of
    Waikato may apply. However, the Selection Panel will favour applications from new doctoral students.
  • The offer of this Scholarship may only be taken up by a candidate who has formally completed the entry qualifications for, and enrolled full-time in, doctoral study at the University of Waikato.
  • The recipient must commence doctoral study within two months of accepting the
    Scholarship. If the recipient does not start within this timeframe, the Scholarship offer will be withdrawn.
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How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on the prescribed online form and must include:

A two-page personal statement that briefly presents:
• An outline of prior research qualifications, experience and publications
• A summary of any past or present work/employment of relevance to this Scholarship
• How the proposed research will align with furthering Wattbike International’s
understanding of effective and efficient methods to maximise adaptations to health,
fitness and performance.

Deadline: applications close 6 July 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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