In recognition of the highly valuable service that some members put into maintaining the NZPSA, the 2013 AGM decided to institute a new honorary lifetime membership award. Those wishing to nominate a colleague for the award, please follow the rules and methods below.
A potential candidate can be nominated and seconded in confidence by any current member of the NZPSA. Nominations are to be received by the NZPSA Executive Secretary via email no later than the close of business of November 1 in any given year. The executive will decide on a nominee’s eligibility and its decision will be final. The award consists of a certificate and free lifetime membership of the NZPSA. Successful candidates will be announced at the AGM in the same year.
THE NEXT NZPSA GRANT APPLICATION IS DUE TOBY 1 8TH JULY 2022
At the 2013 AGM it was decided that we would establish a bi-annual grant of up to $2,000 for a project that will benefit NZPSA collectively or a significant part of it such as a Network, the Women’s Caucus or the Postgraduate Body. New Networks can be formed for the purpose of applying for funding by gathering ten NZPSA members together and contacting the Executive. NZPSA collectives and individual members are therefore invited to submit applications for project funding by 5pm 18 July 2022 to the President of the NZPSA who will establish a committee to assess them.
Ideas and rationale for projects
Rules for the 2022 Grant
The next grant applications will be due to the NZPSA President by 18 July 2022. If no suitable project is presented, the grant will be offered in the following year. If the Committee determines that two equally worthwhile projects exist, the Executive will consider means to offer an equivalent grant for one of the projects in the following year.
Details to include in the application:
APSA will provide the NZPSA President or nominee and one NZPSA postgraduate member free conference registration and a free conference dinner. In return we provide the APSA President or nominee and one APSA postgraduate member free conference registration and a free conference dinner. Australian postgraduates should submit their application to their own association.
In deciding between applicants for the postgraduate award to the APSA Conference, the Executive will consider the quality of the abstract, financial need and length of NZPSA membership. Its decision will be final.
The CPSA offers free conference registration to two NZPSA graduate student members who are presenting papers at the 2021 CPSA conference. The NZPSA will select the recipients and provide the names to the CPSA. To be eligible, NZPSA student members must first have an abstract accepted by the CPSA.
The UKPSA offers up to one NZPSA members free registration, and a contribution of around £500 towards travel and accommodation for their annual conference. In 2020 it will be held on 6-8 April in Edinburgh.
All members in good standing are eligible to apply. Applications are made directly to the UK PSA via the PSA Annual Conference International Visitor Scheme Application form found on the grants page of the PSA website.
In return, one UKPSA member is also eligible for free registration at the annual NZPSA Conference, usual conference meals and up to three nights conference accommodation. Once a delegate is accepted for this award, the NZPSA will automatically accept the delegate's paper for the conference. The UKPSA selects the delegates in consultation with the NZPSA and the NZPSA Secretary then makes local arrangements with Conference Coordinators and the delegates. Priority is placed on postgraduates in their third year of study (at the time of the conference) and early career researchers as recipients, but the significant distance and funding required to attend can also be hurdles for postgraduate students. For these reasons many attendees are full time staff. All members are eligible to apply.
For information on the timing of the conferences see our International PSAs.
Australian, UK and Canadian PSA members must apply to their own association.
NZPSA members interested in applying for these awards need to make an email submission to the NZPSA Executive Secretary, Dr Peter Skilling. You must include in your submission:
CPSA 2019 recipients: Francis Okpaleke and Tamás Dudlák
APSA 2017 recipient: Clark Tipene (Auckland)
UKPSA 2016 recipient: Paul Kramer (Auckland)
APSA 2014 recipients: Chandra Lal Pandey (Waikato)
UKPSA 2014 recipients: Todd Croad (Otago) and Darren Atkinson (Otago)
APSA 2013 recipients: Eran Zohar (Otago) and Chin-Kuie Tsui (Otago)
UKPSA 2013 recipients: Ashley Murchison (Otago) and Ibukinle Adeakin (Waikato)