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Auckland Medical Aid Trust Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 and is financed by the Auckland Medical Aid Trust to encourage research into social issues concerning being and becoming human, and provides funds for a doctoral candidate at a New Zealand university.

There is debate on a number of issues that impact the field of human reproduction - social, medical and technological. This scholarship is designed to further debate by promoting discussion of the cultural, ethical, legal, and spiritual topics surrounding it.

Projects that intersect with these debates from a number of disciplines across the arts and humanities will be considered, including, but not limited to: bioethics, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, Māori studies, education, religion and law.

Note: This scholarship is currently under assessment. The trustees have advised that it will not be offered in 2021 for studies in 2022. When further information is available this website will be updated.


Applicants will be registered as a candidate or will be in the process of registering as a candidate for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university.

Scholars must reside in New Zealand for the duration of their degree.


The scholarship is valued at up to $25,000 per annum. 


The scholarship will be awarded for one year but may be extended to a maximum of three years, provided that satisfactory progress is maintained, and subject to approval by the Auckland Medical Aid Trust.

Closing date

Not offered in 2021

How to apply

Read the Regulations to understand the scope of the scholarship and to determine your eligibility.

Apply online here.        

Decision made

Not offered in 2021