- Be enrolled and confirmed in a PhD programme in any Department or School at the University of Otago
- Have had accepted a peer-reviewed academic paper (conference or journal) that contributes to New Zealand conservation (as defined above), and in which they are the lead author.
- Not have previously been awarded the award.
Each award must be taken up in the year in which it is made.
How to apply?
Applications for the award must:
- Be accompanied by a copy of the paper for which the award will be made
- Be accompanied by the prescribed application form, including a report from the applicant’s supervisor or Head of Department on the eligibility of the applicant (including the applicant’s contribution to the paper being submitted), and a statement from the applicant that explains (in 500 words or less) the paper’s contribution to New Zealand conservation.
- Be accompanied by a plan for use of the award that will further their research, for example support for conference leave, a publication subsidy, operating costs for further research.
- Be submitted to the Doctoral and Scholarships Office no later than 30 June.