Opportunities


Membership opportunities and staff vacancies will be advertised on this site as they become available.


Graduate Research Opportunities

PhD scholarships are available from time to time to suitable students wishing to undertake PhD study in areas of relevance to the Allan Wilson Centre.


Summer Scholarships

Annually the Allan Wilson Centre provides a number of Summer Scholarships of $5,000 to students with an interest in Molecular Ecology & Evolution who seek a research experience working with an Allan Wilson Centre Investigator. Read about previous projects here.
Scholarships are expected to be undertaken between November and March for a 10 week period, preferably concluding before lectures begin in early March. Summer Scholarships for the 2014/2015 period will be advertised from September 2014.


Royal Society of New Zealand Teacher Fellowships

The Teacher Fellowship Scheme is funded by the Government and administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand. It offers primary, intermediate and secondary teachers the opportunity to improve their teaching through working in New Zealand based host organisations for two terms.

The Primary Science Teacher Fellowships are designed to create curriculum leaders in science for the primary sector. This initiative is designed to be school-wide and requires an agreement from the school to make science a priority learning area for the year following the Fellowship.

Endeavour Teacher Fellowships, for secondary teachers, are open to all fully registered teachers who have taught in the sciences, mathematics or technology for 5 or more years and who hold a permanent position in a New Zealand school. Successful applicants work on a project in conjunction with a host organisation to gain a better understanding of how science, mathematics or technology are applied outside of the classroom.

Click here to read about Matthew Balm's experience as an AWC-hosted Endeavour Teacher Fellow in 2012. The Centre welcomes enquiries from teachers. Please contact the Centre Manager, Wendy Newport-Smith at w.newport-smith@massey.ac.nz.