New Zealand Victoria Doctoral Scholarship
Victoria Doctoral Scholarship recipients are among our most promising scholars. Victoria supports their development as emerging researchers and teachers by requiring these
students to contribute 150 hours per annum to the academic life of the School and
University; Schools support their development by overseeing these activities, recognising that they have a special responsibility for training a well-rounded scholar. Students’ overall contribution should involve activities that help enculturate them into academic life, engage
them with the academic community, and provide them with authentic experiences typical of
those carried out by practicing university academics.
Each School’s Research Committee (called the Postgraduate Committee in some Schools)
must develop a process for assigning activities to students. As part of this process it is expected that the supervisor and the student will be consulted about the activities that will
most effectively contribute to the student’s development as a teacher and researcher, as well
the student’s skills and interests. Each assignment should clearly show the activities assigned, and the number of hours (including preparation, and marking if relevant) associated with each activity.
The assignment of activities should normally cover the full academic year, though variations
can be agreed during the year if these are required.
Guidelines for activities
Activities suitable for the training plan amongst others include:
Acting as a tutor or teaching assistant in Victoria courses, including preparation and
other tasks reasonably related to the task of tutor or teaching assistant such as attending
the lectures, preparing and marking tests, assignments or exams; invigilating tests and
Tutor Orientation/Introduction to Teaching and/or the Assessment Workshop through
the Centre for Academic Development may count towards contribution with prior
approval from Supervisor and School Manager.
Helping to organise a conference or other research events and programmes within the
A reasonable amount of general administration including photocopying, filing etc.
Victoria Doctoral Scholarship recipients may undertake paid work in addition to these
activities so long as they do not breach University policy on the total amount of work which
may be undertaken by a full-time student and scholarship holder.
Victoria University Health and Workplace Safety and other statutory requirements should be
met before any activities are undertaken.
No more than 50 hours should be carried over in each 12 month period.
Students and Schools who are in doubt about the appropriateness of any activity in forming
part of their contribution should contact the PGSA or the Scholarship Office.
Application Deadline : 1 March 2014