AWIS STEM Study Award 2020

Awards: One - three awards of $3000 - $9000
Open:1 March to 15 April 2020
Awards advised: Mid-June 2020
Awards-made: July and August 2020

Purpose of the award

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: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 (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • Has completed at least one year of STEM 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 will consider the following:

  • Academic achievements and career plans
  • Financial circumstances
  • Personal circumstances
  • Experience


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 underrepresented in their field of study.


How to apply for an award

If you are eligible for this award please complete the online application form at