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The applicant must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago, and apply and be awarded a University of Otago doctoral scholarship. The applicant should have a Masters in Science (Chemistry major) with a GPA of 8.0 or greater (on a 9 point scale) or equivalent. The PhD scholarship provides tuition fees and a tax-free personal allowance of NZD$25,000/year for a total of three years. International candidates receive the same package as New Zealand residents provided they reside in New Zealand for the duration of the project and study under a New Zealand student visa.
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3. Matikonda, S. S.; Fairhall, J. M.; Tyndall, J. D. A.; Hook, S.; Gamble, A. B. Stability, Kinetic, and Mechanistic Investigation of 1,8-Self-Immolative Cinnamyl Ether Spacers for Controlled Release of Phenols and Generation of Resonance and Inductively Stabilized Methides. Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 528-531