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02-15-2007, 04:44 AM
ROWING NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND ACADEMY OF SPORT, &
AUT INSTITUTE OF SPORT AND RECREATION RESEARCH NEW ZEALAND
PhD SCHOLARSHIP

Closing date: Friday 2nd March 2007

Rowing New Zealand, New Zealand Academy of Sport,
and AUT Institute of Sport and Recreation Research NZ
are looking to appoint a PhD research student to
undertake research in rowing biomechanics.

PURPOSE
The purpose of this scholarship (full-time for 3 years) is to:
* To provide a PhD educational opportunity for a student.
* To advance practical experience in line with
the New Zealand Academy of Sportís sport science
servicing profile and Rowing New Zealand needs.
* To advance sport science service provision and advancement of knowledge.
* To focus on one of the following priority areas:
Force gate hardware
Optimising boat gearing
Boat trialling
Data mining

RESEARCH AREAS
Informal enquiries on the research project areas to:
* Assoc Prof Patria Hume, Director ISRRNZ,
patria.hume@aut.ac.nz ( mailto:patria.hume%40aut.ac.nz ), www.isrrnz.ac.nz,
ph +64 9 921 9999 ext 7306, fax +64 9 921 9960.
* Andrew Matheson, High Performance Manager,
Rowing New Zealand, www.rowingnz.com,
ph +64 7 823 4587, mob +64 21 800 722, fax +64 7 823 4589,
andrew@rowingnz.com ( mailto:andrew%40rowingnz.com )
* Wayne Maher, Coach, Rowing New Zealand,
ph +64 7 823 4587, mob +64 27 568 9265 fax +64 7 823 4589,
wayne@rowingnz.com ( mailto:wayne%40rowingnz.com )

AMOUNT AND TYPE OF AWARD
* There is one award to be made.
* The value of the scholarship is $25,000 stipend
per year for up to three years full-time study.
* This amount will cover living costs paid as a
monthly stipend, research related costs and travel costs.
* An additional $2,000 per year is available for
research expenses and conference travel.
* The recipients will be expected to commence study in 2007.
* Yearly renewal is conditional upon satisfactory
progress, determined by the primary supervisor through an
annual progress report.
* A large amount of time will be required at the
Rowing New Zealand national training centre at Lake
Karapiro. It is expected that the candidate will
be based in Cambridge or Hamilton.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
* AUT Scholarship Application Form
* Academic Transcripts for all programmes of study undertaken.
* Reports from two referees with emphasis on
academic ability and interest in research topic.
* Referees reports must be sent directly and
confidentially to the Scholarships Office from your referee.
* Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
* Applications should be sent to the AUT
Scholarships Office, contact details listed below.

CRITERIA
* The scholarship is open to international and NZ
national students. Students must meet the full-time PhD
entry criteria for the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.
* The quality and contribution of the research.
* The likely contribution to the overall research
goals of Rowing New Zealand, the New Zealand Academy
of Sport, and the Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New Zealand.
* The provision of evidence of past academic excellence, including research.
Applicants should have experience and a Master's
degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Biomechanics, Applied
Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Physiotherapy,
Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences or a related
discipline. Applicants with a BSc (Hons) degree
will also be considered. An interest in sport and exercise
sciences is essential. Data analysis experience
(Microsoft Excel, SPSS or SAS) and programming skills
(preferably Labview) are desirable.

SELECTION
* Short-listed applicants may be required to take
part in a telephone interview.
* Applicants will be considered by a panel
comprising of members representing Rowing New Zealand and
the Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New Zealand.

SEND YOUR APPLICATIONS TO:
Tracey Scott-Nicholson at: tracey.scott-nicholson@aut.ac.nz ( mailto:traceyscott-nicholson%40aut.ac.nz )
AUT Scholarships Office, Level 2, B-Block,
55 Wellesley Street Campus, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 0627
TEL: +64-9-921-9837 FAX +64-9-921-9843 E-MAIL: SCHOLARSHIPS@AUT.AC.NZ ( mailto:SCHOLARSHIPS%40AUT.AC.NZ )
Please ask the referees to send their letters
separately to Tracey Scott-Nicholson.



Associate Professor Patria Hume
Director, Institute of Sport and Recreation Research NZ
Division of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020
New Zealand
Phone 64-9-921 9999 ext 7306
Fax 64-9 921 9960
Email patria.hume@aut.ac.nz
http://www.isrrnz.ac.nz/