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Association of Women in the Sciences STEM Award 2019 Application

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) 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 or three (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 study.

*A STEM programme of study would be either in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-related field.  

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  
  • 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: HK 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.

 

 

Jessica Turner & Dr Ngaire Phillips (AWIS) at Waikato award ceremony July 2018


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Terms and Conditions

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

NHWT reserves the right to not offer an award if we do not receive a deserving application.

The selection panel's decision is final.

 

NHWT records applicant contact details to enable communications related to the awards programme.

Applications from unsuccessful applicants are disposed of after the award ceremony.

Applications from Second-chance Education awardees are disposed of after the award ceremony.

Applications from Research and Specific Purpose awardees are retained until the research or project is complete.

All progress reports are electronically archived and embargoed for 10 years.

 

If you receive an award we require you to do the following:

  • Allow NHWT to use your name, photograph and information about you (and if relevant, other members of your group) for publicity purposes
  • Receive the award at a NHWT awards ceremony
  • For Second-chance Education and Specific Purpose awardees, provide a progress report to NHWT in the year you receive the award
  • For Research awardees, provide a progress report to NHWT each year of your study, plus provide access to your final research report and any subsequent publications
  • Provide NHWT with up-to-date contact details while you are studying or undertaking your research/carrying out your project

 

By submitting this award I acknowledge I have read and accept the terms and conditions as stated above.

By submitting this award I verify I meet the eligibility criteria and that all information in this application is correct.

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