NZHS student scholarships

The objectives of the NZHS are:

  • To promote awareness and interest in amphibians and reptiles and their conservation;
  • To encourage the study of New Zealand's own species;
  • To encourage the captive keeping and breeding of New Zealand herpetofauna;
  • To supply information and support to members holding such exotic reptiles and amphibians as may be legally kept in New Zealand.

In keeping with these aims the Society considers applications on an annual basis for projects focussing on NZ native/endemic herpetofauna. Funding payments are made within the society financial year following the application. Merits of the applications will be judged by the NZHS committee, or with an appointed judging team. The amount awarded is controlled by the management committee according to the financial situation of the society that year. Please note that applicants must be a fully paid member of the NZHS.

This year (2016), NZDĀ 1000.00 has been made available to support a student research project on native herpetofauna.

Applications must include:

  1. Applicant's full name, address, phone, e-mail, student ID number and institution.
  2. A written project outline including: project title, introduction, materials and methods, applicability and broader implications.
  3. We require applicants to provide an endorsement by their supervisor.
  4. Budget - please indicate the budget for the entire project and how the NZHS funding will be allocated (i.e. specify what the amount requested would be spent on).
  5. On completion of the project recipients must submit an article for publication in our journal Moko and/or the website.
  6. In accepting a grant the recipient agrees to acknowledge the NZHS in any publications or public presentations of research funded by the grant. Recipients may be invited to present their findings at the NZHS annual meeting.
  7. The award may or may not be awarded annually by the NZHS committee or their appointed sub-committee.

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