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The Gordon Sanderson Scholarship 

GNZ would like to invite applications for the 2021/2022 Gordon Sanderson Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an optometry or medical student for research or education in the area of glaucoma.  

The scholarship was established in memory of Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson, a founding trustee of Glaucoma New Zealand (GNZ) and passionate eye health educator in both New Zealand and Australia. It is awarded annually to an optometry or medical trainee from the universities of Otago, Sydney or Auckland for research or education relating to glaucoma. 

Who: Eligible recipients will be students/trainees enrolled in one of the following institutions:  University of Otago, University of Auckland or the University of Sydney. 
Purpose: The funds can be used for glaucoma research or teaching activities (related to glaucoma) that is supervised in any of these institutions. Funds can be used for stipend or consumables. (Applications to attend conferences is not funded. Computers will not be funded). 
Amount: $6,000-10,000 is available depending on the length of the project. Generally summer studentships attract a tax-free stipend of $6,000 dollars for a ten week research internship. 
Deadline: Please submit applications by August 27th, 2021. Funds will be available from November 2021 and must be spent within one year of initiating the project.  

Application address:  
GNZ Gordon Sanderson Scholarship  
University of Auckland  
Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142  

Email: Karon Farmer – karon.farmer@auckland.ac.nz 
Please include: Your CV and a 2 page maximum description of your proposed project with a supporting letter from your supervisor. Include budget details. If you do not have a specific project you are still able to apply. If successful you will be involved in a project through Glaucoma NZ.  

Report: The successful applicant will be asked to produce a 500-1000 word report and be asked to present at the annual GNZ Glaucoma Symposium the following year if possible.  
Down load application outline in PDF > here

You can read the 2019 - 2020 Gordon Sanderson Scholarship recipients reports presented at the Glaucoma Professional Symposium in May 2021 > here
“Glaucoma New Zealand thanks all our generous donors, including the OSNZ Post Graduate Fund for its significant contribution to create this lasting legacy in Gordon’s memory,”  Prof Danesh-Meyer, GNZ chair.  

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