Research experience for local universities provides high school students with an opportunity to assist university professors with advanced research projects.
Students reach out to a professor at a university about a topic that interests them personally. Research typically takes place over summer or in parallel with school work. Student demonstrate their ability to work at a high-level and attach their name to a high-profile and comprehensive piece of research.
Most universities have professors that students can reach out to regarding supporting research projects.
For further information visit the official websites below:
New Zealand Speciality Research Centers:
Near Hamilton, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin
Institute of Environmental Science and Research
Porirua, Auckland, Upper Hutt, Christchurch
Institutes of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
Lower Hutt, Taupo, Dunedin
Lincoln, Alexandra, Auckland, Dunedin, Gisborne, Hamilton, Nelson, Palmerston North, Wellington
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Napier, Wanganui, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin
New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion)
Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch
New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research
Auckland, Havelock North, Palmerston North, Nelson, Dunedin
New Zealand Institute of Economic Research
Students reach out to professors to see if there is an available research project to work on. Professors select the best candidate/s for the project.
Demonstration to dedicate pusuing knowledge in-depth
Ability to work independently over a prolonged period
Work with a high-level professor
Excellent research and writing skills
A research project usually takes place over a given period of time, such as a 6 week project during the holiday break. The amount of work will vary depending on the project and the professor.
Approach a professor for a research opportunity.
Resume and cover letter may be necessary.