Applications are now closed for 2018 New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura Awards

We are seeking sponsorship and funding for next years awards. Available awards will be confirmed in early 2019

Applications for 2019 awards will open for approx. six weeks on Friday 1 March 2019.

 

 

    

 

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

'Ana Lapulou Nginingini and Dr Ngaire Phillips at the Hamilton ceremony in 2017

Tina Cross, Sherina Holland and Jenni Tupu at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Dr Sandar Tin Tin, accompanied by her family, was presented with the Margaret L. Bailey Science Award 2017 by Dame Sylvia Cartwright.

Jane Tito is now a Web Developer

Stephanie Martin (far right) and fellow awardees at the Wellington Awards Ceremony, 2015

Barbara Francis holding her new book, Wellington award ceremony 2017

The Trust partners with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to offer the Wāhine Ora:Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award


Second-chance Education Awards

There are two types of Second-Chance Education Awards:

  • Foundation Certificate/ Diploma Studies Awards ($1,000)
  • Degree Study Awards ($3,000 to $4,000).

Purpose

Second-Chance Education Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the first time, at  EITHER a Foundation Certificate (NZQA level 3-4) or Diploma level (NZQA level 5-6), or Degree level (NZQA level 7).

In all categories, the awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

Contact Details:
enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz.

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Foundation Certificate and Diploma Studies Awards

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This year we have a new award sponsored by the Business & Professional Women Auckland specifically for a woman enrolled in a Business related foundation certificate or diploma course at an institution in the Auckland district. Purpose of the awards

Foundation Certificate and Diploma Studies Second-Chance Education Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the FIRST TIME, at either a Foundation Certificate level (NZQA level 3-4) or Diploma level (NZQA level 5-6), who do not already have a tertiary qualification at that level, and have not previously received a NHWT: Hine Kahukura Award. 

The awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

This year we have a new award sponsored by the Business & Professional Women Auckland specifically for a woman enrolled in a Business related foundation certificate or diploma course at an institution in the Auckland district.

Value of the awards

Foundation Certificate /Diploma Studies level- $1000

 

 

Eligibility criteria

The applicant is a woman, who:

· Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification

· Is studying for the FIRST TIME towards a Foundation Certificate NZQA (Levels 3-4,) that is at least

   one semester in duration

·  OR, is studying for the FIRST TIME towards a Diploma of 1-2 years duration(NZQA levels 5-6)

· Does not already have a tertiary qualification at their proposed level of study

· Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class  visa, and lives in New Zealand

· Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Award

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: Academic achievements, financial circumstances, personal circumstances and experience ,use of funds, and ability to be a role model, especially for women.

 

 

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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Degree Study Awards

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Purpose of the awards

Second-Chance Education Degree study Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the FIRST TIME, at a Degree level (NZQA level 7), and have not previously received a NHWT: Hine Kahukura Award.

Value of the awards

$3,000 to $4,000

Eligibility criteria

 To apply for a  Degree Study Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

·        Does not already have a degree

·        Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification

·        Is studying at degree ( NZQA level 7) and has completed at least 30% of the requirements for the qualification

·        Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand

·        Has not previously received a NHWT: HK Award

 

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: Academic achievements, financial circumstances, personal circumstances and experience ,use of funds, and ability to be a role model, especially for women.

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'Ana Lapulou Nginingini and Dr Ngaire Phillips at the Hamilton ceremony in 2017

Research Awards

Purpose Research Awards aim to support women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in Aotearoa New Zealand. The awards are a one off grant to help with research and/or living expenses. 

In 2018 NHWT will offer three (3) research awards, valued up to $5,000 plus an additional co-funded research award valued at $10,000 with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga , the New Zealand's Māori Centre for Research Excellence.

 

 

2018 Research Awards:

  • Wāhine Ora:Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award.
  • NZ Federation of Graduate Women Wellington Branch Research Awards (2)
  • SROW Research Award

 

Contact Details:
enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Tina Cross, Sherina Holland and Jenni Tupu at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Research Awards

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Purpose of the awards

The NHWT Research Awards are for women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in New Zealand. The awards are a one off grant to help with your research and/or living expenses.

Value of the awards

 3 awards of $5,000

 

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

A woman (or group of women) who:

  • Is engaged in research that benefits women and/or girls in New Zealand
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa; and currently lives in New Zealand
  • Has not previously received a NHWT: Hine Kahukura Research Award 

Section criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:

  • Quality of the proposed research project (including Methodology)
  • Project schedule and evidence of progress
  • Financial circumstances
  • Researchers capability to conduct the research project
  • Benefit to women and/or girls in New Zealand

NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who have started their research project and whose work is at Masters, PhD or postdoctoral level.

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Tina Cross, Sherina Holland and Jenni Tupu at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Wāhine Ora: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award

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Purpose of the award

This co-funded research award between Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and New Horizons for Women Trust (NHWT) is for Wāhine Māori researchers.  The award aims to support research that benefits Māori women, girls and/or whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand. This award is made annually and is a one off grant to assist this research and/or living expenses while conducting the research.

Value of the award

One award of $10,000

Eligibility criteria

Before you apply please ensure you meet ALL the following eligibility criteria:

Is Wāhine Māori or the research group is led by Wāhine Māori

Is engaged in research that benefits Māori women, girls and/or whānau in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa; and currently lives in Aotearoa ,New Zealand

Has not previously received a NHWT: Hine Kahukura or NPM Research Award

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel will consider the following:

Quality of the proposed research project

Project schedule and evidence of progress

Financial circumstances

Researchers capability to conduct the research project

Benefit to Māori women, girls and/or whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand

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The Trust partners with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to offer the Wāhine Ora:Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award

Specific Purpose Awards

Purpose Specific Purpose Awards are for women to study or develop an initiative with a specific purpose. 

Description In 2018, NHWT is offering nine (9) Specific Purpose Awards:

  • Margaret L Bailey Science Award - one award for $5,000
  • Career Change Award - one award for $3,000
  • Sonja Davies Peace Award - one award up to $4,000
  • Ria McBride Public Service Management Award - one award for $15,000
  • Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust Refugee Study Award- one award for $3,000
  • Refugee Award sponsored by The Second Chance Group Wellington - one award for $3,750
  • Outward Bound Discovery Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest - one award for $2,680
  • Outward Bound Classic Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest one award for $4,349

NEW AWARD 2018:

  • Association of Women in the Sciences STEM Award 2018-

    1 award of up to $9000

    OR up to 3 awards of $3000 each (to be determined by assessing panel)

    Membership to AWIS (Association for Women in the Sciences) for the remainder of the study    programme.

 

Contact Details:
enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Dr Sandar Tin Tin, accompanied by her family, was presented with the Margaret L. Bailey Science Award 2017 by Dame Sylvia Cartwright.

Margaret L Bailey Science Award

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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, field work 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) and who: 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 Researchers experience and capability to conduct the research Researchers volunteer and / or community contribution Benefit of the research to women and/or girls in New Zealand

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Dr Sandar Tin Tin, accompanied by her family, was presented with the Margaret L. Bailey Science Award 2017 by Dame Sylvia Cartwright.

Association of Women in the Sciences STEM Award 2018

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Number and value of award/s

·        1 award of up to $9000

·        OR up to 3 awards of $3000 each (to be determined by assessing 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) 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 at a post graduate level . The award may be given as one award or split into two or three (maximum) awards at the discretion of the NHWT Specific Purpose Awards panel

The awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses during study.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for this Specific Purpose Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

 The applicant is a woman, who:

·        Is enrolled in a 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 (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)

·        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 a NHWT: Hine Kahukura Award

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel will consider the following:

·            Academic achievements and career plans

·              Financial circumstances

·              Personal circumstances

·              Experience

NOTE:

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.

 

 

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Dr Sandar Tin Tin, accompanied by her family, was presented with the Margaret L. Bailey Science Award 2017 by Dame Sylvia Cartwright.

Career Change Award

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Purpose of award

The Career Change Award is to assist a woman who is changing the focus of her career and entering a non-traditional field for women.

The Awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

Value of  award: $3,000

Eligibility criteria Before you apply please ensure you meet all the following eligibility criteria: A woman, who: Is changing career focus and entering a non-traditional field for women Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification or trade apprenticeship Is 35 years or over as at 15 April 2018 Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and currently lives in New Zealand Has not previously received a NHWT: Hine Kahukura Career Change Award

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: Career direction Academic achievements Financial circumstances Personal circumstances

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Sonja Davies Peace Award

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Purpose of the award The Sonja Davies Peace Award promotes initiatives that advance peace in New Zealand. The award is available to a woman or group led by a woman who are developing an initiative that will help them create a more peaceful world at home, school, the workplace, or in the community. Peace is defined as the elimination of violence within families, lessening conflict between groups within society, freedom from civil disorder, and cessation of war. It extends to activities which foster mediation or resolution of conflict by means other than violence.

Value of the award: Up to $4,000

Eligibility criteria A woman or a group led by a woman, who are New Zealand citizens (or hold a resident class visa) and who: Intend to use the award to carry out an initiative which advances peace in New Zealand Or intend to use the award to undertake training that on completion will be applied to a peace-related activity in New Zealand Live in New Zealand Tertiary study or research projects are NOT eligible for this award nor are previous award winners of this award.

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

  • The benefit to the advancement of peace in New Zealand; and to women and/or girls in New Zealand
  • The relevance of the initiative to the advancement of peace in  Aotearoa New Zealand
  • The experience of the applicant(s), particularly their capability to carry out the initiative
  • Evidence of planning, financial need and budget sustainability
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Barbara Francis holding her new book, Wellington award ceremony 2017

Ria McBride Public Service Management Award

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Purpose of the award The Ria McBride Public Service Management Award for women is sponsored by the State Services Commission. The goal of this prestigious award is to help women, including those who have not previously undertaken academic studies, who have already demonstrated potential, to advance to higher levels of responsibility in the Public Service. The award honours Ria McBride, who was the first woman appointed Chief Clerk of the Public Service Commission (which preceded the current State Services Commission). Ria McBride worked for the Public Service Commission from 1946 to 1960 overcoming prejudice and obstacles as a woman in a then male domain. She was the first non-Maori to be appointed to the Maori Welfare Division of the Maori Affairs Department, serving as Administration Officer there from 1960 to 1967, when she became head of the Housing Division. Upon her "retirement" in 1970, she pursued equal employment opportunities for women, as a founder member of the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women. In this role she helped set up the Accident Compensation Commission. From 1978 to 1980 she was one of the first full-time human rights commissioners.

The Award and what it is to be used for The winner will receive funding of up to $15,000 for study purposes. The money is to be used to further development towards a management position in the Public Service. The recipient may use the award for a brief period of intensive study, or over an extended period provided she retains eligibility by working for the Public Service (in a department listed in the First Schedule of the State Sector Act 1988).

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1988/0020/latest/DLM130706.html 

 

The money may be used for tuition costs in pursuit of an approved course of study, transport costs, costs associated with disabilities, childcare or other study-related expenses. It will be paid out by the New Horizons for Women Trust on receipt of an invoice for expenses anticipated and included in the winner's proposal. It may be used in combination with funding from other sources.The recipient of the Award is expected to pursue study leading to a recognisable and reputable higher qualification, as appropriate to the recipients circumstances. Applicants pursuing a second chance at education are encouraged to apply.

Value of the award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility The award is open to women employees of Public Service departments listed in the First Schedule of the State Sector Act 1988 -PLEASE check your eligibility prior to completing an application using the link below.

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1988/0020/latest/DLM130706.html?search=qs_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_Public+service+departments_resel_25_h&p=1

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Stephanie Martin (far right) and fellow awardees at the Wellington Awards Ceremony, 2015

Refugee Study Awards

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Purpose of the awards

The Refugee Study Awards are for women who are studying for a New Zealand tertiary qualification, and who have not been through the New Zealand school system. The awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

Value of the awards

One award of $3000- preference for an awardee from the Manawatu region

One award of $3750 – preference for an awardee from the Wellington region

 

 

 

 

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the Refugee Study Awards you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

  The applicant is a woman, who:

  •   Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification
  • Is studying at diploma or degree (NZQA level 5 or above)
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa and lives in New Zealand
  •  Provides evidence of having arrived in New Zealand as a refugee- ID card or NZ Immigration Service refugee travel document
  • Has not previously received a NHWT: Hine Kahukura Award

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: Academic achievements and career plans, financial circumstances, personal circumstances and experience.

 

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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Outward Bound Classic Course Award

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Purpose of the award

The Outward Bound Classic Course Award offers a personal development opportunity for a woman who is planning to return to education and / or training.

Value of the award

One award of $4,349 plus expenses

NOTE: 

    The $4349 Award covers the Outward Bound course fee. Travel expenses to Anakiwa in the

     Marlborough Sounds and costs associated with completing a medical assessment are also covered for

     the successful applicant.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a twenty one (21) day Outward Bound Classic Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is 18-26 years or over as at 8 April 2018
  • Is available during 2018 to attend a 21 day Outward Bound Classic Course-dates to be negotiated with awardee (scheduled monthly courses)
  • Can confidently run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day’s activity
  • Is confident in water and comfortable putting  head underwater
  • Is willing to go smokefree at Outward Bound if normally a smoker
  • Is willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:Hine Kahukura Second-Chance Education Study Award or attended an Outward Bound Course

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following:

  • Meets eligibility criteria
  • Previous achievements
  • Education and/or training plans
  • Rationale for receiving the award
  • Personal circumstances

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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Outward Bound Discovery Course Award

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Purpose of the award

The Outward Bound Discovery Course Award offers a personal development opportunity for a woman who is planning to return to education and / or training.

Value of award

One award of $2,680 plus expenses*

* NOTE: 

The $2,680 Award covers the Outward Bound course fee. Travel expenses to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds and costs associated with completing a medical assessment are also covered for the successful applicant.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a eight (8) day Outward Bound Discovery Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is 27 years or over as at 8 April 2018
  • Is available during 2018 to attend an 8 day Outward Bound Discovery Course
  • Can confidently run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day’s activity
  • Is willing to go smokefree at Outward Bound if normally a smoker
  • Is confident in water and comfortable putting head underwater
  • Is willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories
  • Has not previously received a NHWT: Hine Kahukura Second-Chance Education Study Award or attended an Outward Bound  Course.

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following:

  • Meets eligibility criteria
  • Previous achievements
  • Education and/or training plans
  • Rationale for receiving the award
  • Personal circumstances

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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

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