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Get a piece of the PM’s prizes

Standout scientist or aspiring business leader? Step up and shake the governmental money tree – both the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes and Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships are now accepting applications for the year.

Prime Minister's Science Prizes 2012The annual science prizes are worth $1 million, with awards for science communication, science teaching, future and emerging scientists and the top PM science prize.

“The aim is to encourage more people to choose careers in science and also to inspire our scientists to do world-leading research in New Zealand,” says science and innovation minister Steven Joyce.

There's also moolah to be had for those with an eye to studying at an international business school, thanks to the business scholarships aimed at developing local talent in management and international business leadership. They cover 50 percent of costs associated with studying, including course fees, airfares, accommodation, and other costs such as textbooks.

“As part of growing our economy we need to develop better management skills to get the best out of our workforce. Better managers mean more productive firms,” Joyce says. “Getting access to the best knowledge from the world’s best business schools can only benefit our senior executives and the companies they return to.”

For more information see pmscienceprizes.org.nz and med.govt.nz/scholarships


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