SRARNZ Herpetological Research Awards
Updated for 2012
The purpose of the SRARNZ Herpetological Research Award is to fund projects with the potential to advance New Zealand herpetology, or New Zealand herpetologists.
Applications for 2012 close on the 24th of August 2012.
For more information on criteria & eligibility, and the 2012 application forms (Word document or PDF document). A PDF of previous winners, and their research topics, is available here.
The Nicola Grimmond Student Award
The Nicola Grimmond Student Award is awarded to the best oral and/or visual presentation(s) at a SRARNZ biennial conference. More than one category may be awarded depending on funds. The award was re-named from the SRARNZ Presidents Award in 2003 in honour of the late Nicola Grimmond, who initiated the fund in 2001. The value of the award is decided by Council prior to each conference, and includes a one year membership to SRARNZ. For criteria , eligibility, and adjudication for the award please click here.
To view a PDF of previous award winners and conference locations click here.
SRARNZ Student Travel Award
The Student Travel Award is awarded to students who are giving a presentation at a SRARNZ conference. The award is designed to assist with travel, not fully subsidise costs. The value of the award and eligibility of students is decided by Council prior to each conference. Students must be a member of SRARNZ and currently enrolled in an educational institution at the time of presentation of their work to receive the award.
Criteria & Eligibility
'Student' means that the research work presented was done by the person while enrolled in an educational institution. The work must be presented within three years of the educational qualification being awarded. Joint authorship will only be eligible where either all authors are students or where non-student author(s) are both secondary and minor e.g. when a co-author is a supervisor (eligibility decided by the judges). Students must be a member of SRARNZ at the time of presentation of their work to receive the award.
For each conference at least two judges will be appointed to make the award(s). The judges will normally be SRARNZ members. The judges will decide eligibility and recommend the award of prize(s) based on their assessment of the presentation. No prize will be awarded if the judges so deem.