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PhD Scholarship - Applied Developmental Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Deadline:

April 30, 2015

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History or background of award
This scholarship has been established to support the Marsden funded research project of Dr Deirdre Brown “Developmental reversals in children’s false memories for experienced events”.

Purpose of award
The project will examine whether developmental changes in memory errors found with laboratory-based (eg word list) recall tasks occur in the same way when children recall an experienced event. The successful candidate will be expected to develop their own complementary research focus within the context of the larger research program.

Selection criteria
The successful applicant will have an undergraduate or Master’s-level qualification majoring in psychology. As the successful recipient will be working with children, a clean police record will also be required. Applications are welcome from New Zealand and overseas students. Students whose first language is not English should ensure prior to applying that they have met Victoria University of Wellington’s English language requirements, as listed below:
• TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; or
• IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
• CAE grade B; or
• a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test.

Number of awards offered
One

Value
Stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum andmeet the costs of tuition fees for three years.

Tenure of award
One scholarship is to be awarded for three years.

The scholarship will provide a stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum and meet the costs of tuition fees for three years. The recipient will be responsible
for paying the student levy and for international insurance, if applicable.

Closing dates for applications
Thursday 30 April 2015

How do students apply?
New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship application online available from http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/applying.aspx clearly indicating they wish to apply for the Applied Developmental Psychology Scholarship.

Decision makers
Applications will be considered by the project team Dr Deirdre Brown (School of Psychology, VUW), Prof Michael Lamb (University of
Cambridge, UK), Prof Charles Brainerd (Cornell University, USA).

PhD Scholarship - Applied Developmental Psychology

 


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History or background of award
This scholarship has been established to support the Marsden funded research project of Dr Deirdre Brown “Developmental reversals in children’s false memories for experienced events”.

Purpose of award
The project will examine whether developmental changes in memory errors found with laboratory-based (eg word list) recall tasks occur in the same way when children recall an experienced event. The successful candidate will be expected to develop their own complementary research focus within the context of the larger research program.

Selection criteria
The successful applicant will have an undergraduate or Master’s-level qualification majoring in psychology. As the successful recipient will be working with children, a clean police record will also be required. Applications are welcome from New Zealand and overseas students. Students whose first language is not English should ensure prior to applying that they have met Victoria University of Wellington’s English language requirements, as listed below:
• TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; or
• IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
• CAE grade B; or
• a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test.

Number of awards offered
One

Value
Stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum andmeet the costs of tuition fees for three years.

Tenure of award
One scholarship is to be awarded for three years.

The scholarship will provide a stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum and meet the costs of tuition fees for three years. The recipient will be responsible
for paying the student levy and for international insurance, if applicable.

Closing dates for applications
Thursday 30 April 2015

How do students apply?
New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship application online available from http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/applying.aspx clearly indicating they wish to apply for the Applied Developmental Psychology Scholarship.

Decision makers
Applications will be considered by the project team Dr Deirdre Brown (School of Psychology, VUW), Prof Michael Lamb (University of
Cambridge, UK), Prof Charles Brainerd (Cornell University, USA).

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Refer to Funder

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Successful applicants will be required to sign a Victoria University Research Scholarship contract.

Additional information
Unspecified

Who else has information about this award?
Please contact Dr Deirdre Brown(deirdre.brown@vuw.ac.nz) for project specific enquiries or the Faculty of Graduate Research for application and scholarship enquiries: pg-research@vuw.ac.nz.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04)463 5557
Fax:
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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