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Deadline approaching for BayerBoost applications

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Deadline approaching for BayerBoost applications

Auckland, 14 August 2012 If you want a chance of getting paid this summer to do environmental research or restoration work, then submit your BayerBoost application now.

That’s the message from Bayer New Zealand Ltd and the Royal Society of New Zealand, who together run the BayerBoost Environmental Scholarship Scheme.

Open to senior secondary school and tertiary undergraduate students, the scholarships are worth up to $6000 each.

Applications for the prestigious grants close on September 28.

“Summer work programmes are a key part of education for students studying science or the environment. The experience they gain is invaluable,” says Bayer New Zealand managing director Patricia Castle.

Bayer and the Royal Society want to enhance the experience by supporting students financially as they undertake a summer research project and to take a bit of worry out of paying bills.

Funded by Bayer New Zealand, BayerBoost scholarships are administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand. There will be five awarded in 2012; three $6000 scholarships for tertiary students and two $5000 scholarships for secondary students.

“I am looking forward to seeing another group of talented students rewarded with BayerBoost scholarships for 2012. As a research-based science company, Bayer understands the importance of supporting young people who are passionate about environmental research and protection,” says Mrs Castle

Research projects will be either 10 weeks long for tertiary students, or six weeks for secondary students.

Applicants need to find a host organisation and submit a project proposal for their summer research. Past host organisations have included Plant and Food Research, Landcare Research, NIWA, AgResearch and universities.

For more information about the application process, visit


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