Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology

Dick and Mary Earle have established this scholarship for individuals to undertake postgraduate research in one or both of the two fields: innovation and product development, or bioprocess technology.

For more information visit Universities NZ. Or email our local contact, Professor Bryce Williamson.


Up to $17,000 per annum at Masters level and $25,000 per annum at PhD level. Normally one Masters and one Doctoral scholarship will be awarded each year.

Closing Date

1 July

Selection Criteria

In assessing applications the Selection Committee will use the following criteria:

  • Practical relevance of the proposed study to New Zealand industry with regard to product development and innovation in, but not limited to, the food and bioprocessing industries.
  • Backing for the project.
  • Capability of the candidate to deliver by successfully completing the project within the allocated timetable.
  • Academic record.


  • New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents who have resided in New Zealand for at least 3 years