Colin Aiken Plant Breeding Bursary Program

Massey University

Grant amount: Up to NZ $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: New Zealand

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Colin Aiken Plant Breeding Bursary was established in 2015 to promote plant breeding as a career. It was set up in association with South Pacific Seed Sales (NZ) Ltd with funds provided by royalties from sales of the Super Kumi hybrid variety of kumi kumi in acknowledgement of the person who produced the variety, Mr Colin Aiken. 

Massey University embraces diversity, talent and performance, and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

Massey is known for:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • The applied nature of many of our teaching and research programmes
  • Contribution to land-based industries
  • Distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching
  • Commitment to innovation
  • Close links with the community
  • An 80-year tradition of academic excellence

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students at Massey University or Lincoln University


  • Preference given to those intending to pursue a career in plant breeding
  • Preference may also be given to New Zealand citizens, though students of other nationalities will be considered.