Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017
Applications are open from 1 March to 15 April 2021
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Number and value of award/s
1 award of up to $9000 OR up to 2 awards of varying amounts (at the discretion of the assessment panel). Membership to AWIS (Association for Women in the Sciences) for the remainder of the study programme.
Purpose of the award/s
The Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) STEM Award is for women who are enrolled in a *STEM-related programme of study, and who have completed at least one year of a New Zealand tertiary qualification at an undergraduate degree level (NZQA level 7), OR are studying at a post-graduate level. The award may be given as one award or split into two (maximum) awards at the discretion of the NHWT: HK Specific Purpose Awards panel.
The awards are a one-off grant to help with study and/or living expenses during the study.
*A STEM programme of study would be either in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-related field.
To apply for this Specific Purpose Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:
The applicant is a woman, who:
Is enrolled in an NZ approved tertiary qualification
Is studying at a degree level or higher (NZQA Level 7 or more)
Is studying one or more STEM-related subjects
Has completed at least one year of study in a STEM-related field
Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand
Has not previously received an NHWT: HK Award at this level of study
When selecting awardees, the selection panel will consider the following:
Academic achievements and career plans
Weighting will be given to those studying in a STEM-related field of study, where women are currently under-represented.
Weighting will be given to applicants whose social identity is under-represented in their field of study.