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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Open for applications 17th July 2023

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If you have any questions, please contact: awards@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

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Purpose of the award 

The award assists a successful mid-career woman (at post-doctoral level) with her scientific research expenses. Science in this context includes the physical and social sciences (including mathematics/statistics). Preference will be given to a woman who is working in a field that is non-traditional for women or where women are under-represented in the discipline or research area. The award may be used to purchase equipment, gathering of data, fieldwork expenses, the services of a research assistant or data analyst. It may also be used to support the costs of publishing research findings, or expenses incurred in meeting or working with colleagues (including outside New Zealand), provided this is a necessary part of the scientific research. The award cannot be used to buy books, for conference attendance or to pay for university or other research institution overheads or administration charges.

Value of the award: $5,000

Eligibility criteria Before you apply please ensure you meet all the following eligibility criteria: 

  • A woman, who is a New Zealand citizen (or holds a resident class visa)

  • Is currently engaged in scientific research (i.e. physical and social sciences)

  • Has a doctorate and an outstanding academic track record in her discipline(s)

  • Lives in New Zealand

Selection criteria: When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: 

  • The proposed use of the award funding

  • Field of work (non-traditional for women or women are under-represented in the discipline or research area)

  • Quality of the research being undertaken

  • The financial circumstances of the applicant

  • Researcher’s experience and capability to conduct the research

  • Researcher’s volunteer and/or community contribution

  • The benefit of the research to women and/or girls in New Zealand

  • Preference will be given to a woman who plans to remain in Aotearoa New Zealand during the research

If you are eligible for this award, please complete the online application form from 17th July 2023 and submit it by the closing date 16th August 2023.