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02-19-2007, 05:34 AM
NETBALL NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND ACADEMY OF SPORT, &
AUT INSTITUTE OF SPORT AND RECREATION RESEARCH NEW ZEALAND
PHD SCHOLARSHIP

Closing date: Friday 2nd March 2007
Netball New Zealand, New Zealand Academy of Sport, and AUT Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New are looking to appoint a PhD research student to undertake research in netball biomechanics and conditioning.
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 Sport's sport science servicing profile and Netball New Zealand needs. To advance sport science service provision and advancement of knowledge. To focus on Conditioning/Biomechanics Project- research current status ofdevelopment players and explore role of physical competence in performance attainment. View to establishing long term athlete development plan emphasizing movement competency and development of functional competence assessments and plans to assist development players to have a greater degree of readiness for elite performance.


RESEARCH AREAS
Informal enquiries on the research project areas to:
Assoc Prof Patria Hume, Director ISRRNZ, patria.hume@aut.ac.nz, www.isrrnz.ac.nz ( http://www.isrrnz.ac.nz/ ), ph +64 9 921 9999 ext 7306, fax +64 9 921 9960.
Tracey Fear (High Performance Manager). Email: traceyf@netballnz.co.nz, ph: 021 - 866223. Dr Chris Button. NZAS Practitioner Biomechanist. University of Otago. chris.button@otago.ac.nz. ph: +64 3 479 9122 Fax: +64 3 479 8309.

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 Netball NZ training camps and regional sessions. It is expected that the candidate will be based in either Auckland or Dunedin.

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 netball 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, Physical Conditioning, Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, 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 Netball 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
AUT Scholarships Office, Level 2, B-Block, 55 Wellesley Street Campus, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020
TEL: +64-9-921-9837 FAX +64-9-921-9843 E-MAIL: SCHOLARSHIPS@AUT.AC.NZ


Please ask the referees to send their letters separately to Tracey Scott-Nicholson.

See http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/research_institutes/for further information.



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/