Find information about our elected Fellows and Companions; become a Friend, or apply to join as a Member; find out about donations and bequests.

  • Fellows

    Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand are elected annually for distinction in research or the advancement of science, technology or the humanities. The Fellows form the Academy of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

  • Companions

    Companions of the Royal Society of New Zealand are elected occasionally for outstanding leadership or eminent contributions to the promotion and advancement of science, technology or the humanities in New Zealand.

  • Members

    Members of the Royal Society of New Zealand are (or have been) actively engaged in the knowledge, science, technology or humanities sectors in New Zealand. A range of membership categories are available to suit independent researchers, academics, technicians, full-time students, and more.

  • Member Organisations

    As well as individual Members, the Royal Society of New Zealand has Member Organisations in three categories: Branches, Constituent Organisations and Affiliate Organisations.

  • Friends

    Anyone can become a Friend of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Friends support the work of the Society, are interested in our public programme of lectures and events, and keep informed about our work and the knowledge sector in general.

  • Donations & Bequests

    The Royal Society of New Zealand has an Endowment Fund to manage donations and bequests from private individuals which will help us with our work.