Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences Entomology Winter Scholarship

The Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences will be offering a research scholarship over the 2022 winter break to a capable Lincoln University student.

Project information

The Lincoln University Entomology Research Collection is one of New Zealand’s largest entomological collections, with an estimated 250,000 pinned specimens. This project will provide the successful applicant with experience in insect collection management practices and procedures.

The objective of the project is to facilitate the successful transfer of insect specimens, which are currently held in storage boxes, into specimen drawers to make them readily accessible, and provide safe and secure storage.

The work will involve moving specimens to their taxonomically-appropriate part of the collection and updating the collection’s electronic species inventory. The successful applicant will need to have a general understanding of taxonomic classification, experience with insect identification, and an ability to work meticulously with delicate biological specimens.


$6,000 (tax free)

Closing date

24 June

Selection criteria

  • Academic achievement
  • Relevant work/research experience
  • Must be undertaking full-time study in 2022 at Lincoln University


Applications are to be emailed to John Marris.