Victoria Master's [by thesis] Scholarship

For the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Victoria, the University offers scholarships to students about to commence a full-time, research-focussed Master’s degree.
In 2008 over thirty scholarships shall be offered, consisting of a $15,000 stipend, plus domestic fees. International students, other than those from Australia, France and Germany, will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic fee.

Purpose of award
To encourage research at Masters level at Victoria university. Only those students enrolled solely for a 90 point thesis are eligible to apply.

Selection criteria
Only those students enrolled solely for a 90 point thesis or above are eligible to apply. In some cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree and will usually have the course code 591. Students who are enrolled in Master’s degree programmes that have thesis or research components of less than 90 points, or who elect not to enrol for the solely by thesis option, but instead enrol in taught courses, internships, performance, portfolio, practicum, or other programme options, are eligible to apply for the Victoria Graduate Scholarships. Creative Writing candidates are eligible to apply for the Master's [by thesis] Scholarship.

Number of awards offered

Domestic tuition fees

Tenure of award
One year

Closing dates for applications
Sunday 01 November 2009
Monday 01 November 2010

How do students apply?
Applications for these scholarships must be made on the forms obtainable from the top of this page or from the Scholarships Office. It is important that you submit ONLY the documentation requested on the application form available from the link above, additional information will not be circulated to selection panels. Application forms and supporting documents should be sent to:

Scholarships Office
Research Office
10 Kelburn Parade
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington, New Zealand

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600 Wellington
New Zealand

Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04)463 5557
E-mail: [email protected]


Victoria PhD Scholarship

Purpose of award
These Scholarships are intended to encourage doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection criteria
The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol either for PhD. In exceptional cases, applications may be considered from students seeking scholarship support for a PhD degree for which they are already enrolled at VUW. In such cases applicants are required to provide detailed evidence of their exceptional circumstances which must be accompanied by clear support from their supervisor.

Number of awards offered

Approx 30 for PhD study each round

$21,000 annually (from March 2009)
Domestic tuition fees
$500 thesis allowance

Tenure of award
Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a PhD at VUW for more than three months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made to him/her, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Scholarships Committee.

Closing dates for applications

Sunday 01 November 2009

How do students apply and all the necessary information tied to this scholarship can be found at:

Deputy Director of Operations with IRC Uganda.

The Deputy Director of Operations (DDO) overall responsibility includes supervision and support of International Rescue Committee (IRC's) operations functions. Working under the supervision of the Country Director, the DDO takes the lead in planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all IRC Uganda operations. Specifically, these include oversight to logistics, procurement, human resources and administration, security, IT departments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and provide leadership to the support departments of Human Resources and Administration, Procurement, Logistics, security and IT.
  • Ensure compliance with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Supervise and provide support to Field Coordinators in the implementation of programs.
  • Ensure clear technical systems are in place and are facilitative of quality programming.
  • Liaise with the IRC New York HQ on all aspects of operations.
  • Liaise with the government and other agencies on operational aspects.
This position reports to the IRC Uganda Country Director. This position manages five staff directly as well as working closely with the Deputy Director of Programs, Finance Controller, Kampala based Program Coordinator for overall direction and coordination of IRC operations.

  • Advanced degree in Administration, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs or other related technical field.
  • At least five years experience of progressive work in operations in an NGO setting.
  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
  • Experience in managing a large country program with big portfolio and staff with different cultures.
  • Knowledge in compliance with various donors' regulations.
Apply by: 16 October 2009

Please use company website to apply

Just for laughs: A question you don't get too often...

Don't take this seriously, it's just a joke, besides, I don't see any man doing such a thing, unless they have some loose nuts upstairs.
A woman is at home when she hears someone knock at the door.
She goes to the door and opens the door to see a man standing there.
He asks the lady 'Do you have a vag**a?'
She slams the door in disgust.

The next morning she hears a knock at the door and it is the same man and he asks the same question of the woman 'Do you have a vag**a'. She slams the door again.

Later that night when her husband gets home she tells him what has happened for the last two days. The husband tells the wife in a loving and concerned voice, 'Honey, I am taking tomorrow off to be home just in case this guy shows up again'.

The next morning they hear a knock at the door and both run for the door. The husband says to the wife in a whispered voice 'Honey, I'm going to hide behind the door and listen and if it is the same guy I want you to answer yes to the question because I want to see where he is going with it'. She nods yes to her husband and opens the door. Sure enough the same fellow is standing there and asks the same question.

"Do you have vag**a?"
'Yes' she says.

The man replies "Good! Would you mind telling your husband to leave my wife's alone and start using yours"?