All Funds, Medals & Competitions

  • 2017 CoRE mid-term review panel

    Panel membership and guidelines for the 2017 CoRE mid-term review Panel

  • BP Challenge

    BP Challenge

    BP Challenge was a hands-on competition where students worked as a team using simple materials to solve challenges. It ran for more than 20 years.  BP…

  • Callaghan Medal

    Callaghan Medal

    Communication award, for outstanding contribution to science and/or technology communication, in particular raising public awareness of the value of science and/or technology to human progress, awarded annually.

  • Catalyst Fund

    Advancing global science partnerships for New Zealand

  • Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) 2017 Mid-term Review

    Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) 2017 Mid-term Review

    The Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) Fund was established in 2001 to encourage the development of excellent tertiary-education based research that is collaborative, strategically focussed and creates significant knowledge transfer activities.

  • Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement

    Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement

    Environmental science award for protection of the New Zealand environment, awarded every three years.

  • Charles Fleming Fund

    Charles Fleming Fund

    Incorporates a senior scientist award to support research and a publishing award to support scientific publications.

    • Charles Fleming Publishing Award

      Up to $8,000 is available annually to support the preparation of scientific books and relevant publications.

    • Charles Fleming Senior Scientist Award

      Up to $10,000 is available annually to support the research of a senior scientist at a university, Crown Research Institute, polytechnic or other research organisation in New Zealand, and that of their research group.

  • Charles Fleming Publishing Award

    Up to $8,000 is available annually to support the preparation of scientific books and relevant publications.

  • Charles Fleming Senior Scientist Award

    Up to $10,000 is available annually to support the research of a senior scientist at a university, Crown Research Institute, polytechnic or other research organisation in New Zealand, and that of their research group.

  • Cooper Award

    Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Technology, Applied Sciences and Engineering

  • Cooper Medal

    Cooper Medal

    Physics and engineering award for best single account of original research, particularly benefitting New Zealand, awarded every two years.

  • CREST Awards

    CREST Awards

    Researching/investigating creative and innovative science and technological solutions to practical problems.

  • Dame Joan Metge Medal

    Dame Joan Metge Medal

    Social sciences award for excellence and building relationships in the social science research community, awarded every two years.

  • Hamilton Award

    Hamilton Award

    Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science

  • Hatherton Award

    Hatherton Award

    Science award for best paper in physical sciences, earth sciences or mathematics and information sciences by a New Zealand University PhD, awarded annually.

  • Hector Medal

    Hector Medal

    Science award for outstanding work in chemical, physical or mathematical and information sciences by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded annually.

  • Hercus Medal

    Hercus Medal

    Health sciences award for excellence in molecular and cellular sciences, biomedical science or clinical science and public health, awarded every two years

  • HOPE Meeting

    This programme is supported under Catalyst: Leaders.  HOPE Meetings are held for excellent graduate students and early-stage researchers specially selected from countries around the Asia-Pacific…

  • Humanities Aronui Medal

    Humanities Aronui Medal

    Humanities award for research or innovative work of outstanding merit in the Humanities, awarded annually.

  • Hutton Fund

    Hutton Fund

    Encouraging research in New Zealand zoology, botany and geology.

  • Hutton Medal

    Hutton Medal

    Earth, plant and animal sciences award for outstanding work by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded annually.

  • International Science Opportunities for students offered by the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2017

    Students who are selected to attend any of these opportunities will be funded up to 70% of their international travel and registration costs. Some information and…

  • James Cook Research Fellowships

    James Cook Research Fellowships support experienced researchers to pursue their research programme full-time.

  • James G. Hay Travel Award

    The award is to assist New Zealand university staff or post-graduate students in biomechanics to present a paper at each biennial ISB Congress.

  • Jones Medal

    Jones Medal

    Mathematical sciences award for lifetime achievement, awarded every two years.

  • Leonard Cockayne Lecture Award

    Leonard Cockayne Lecture Award

    Commemorating the life and work of Leonard Cockayne by the encouragement of botanical research in New Zealand.

  • MacDiarmid Medal

    MacDiarmid Medal

    Scientific research award for outstanding scientific research that demonstrates the potential for application to human benefit, awarded annually.

  • Marsden Fund

    Marsden Fund

    Supports excellence in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities in New Zealand by providing grants for investigator-initiated research.

  • Mason Durie Medal

    Mason Durie Medal

    Award for advances in the frontiers of social science, awarded annually.

  • New Zealand Ecohydraulics Trust Travel Award

    This Award enables post-graduate students or early career New Zealand researchers to present a paper at the biennial Ecohydraulics Conference.

  • Pickering Medal

    Pickering Medal

    Technology award for excellence, awarded annually.

  • Pou Aronui Award

    Pou Aronui Award

    Humanities award for distinguished service to humanities-aronui over a sustained period of time, awarded annually.

  • R. H. T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship

    One year university scholarship.

  • Raewyn Good Study Award for Māori and Pasifika Social Science Research

     Applications for the Raewyn Good Study Award are open and close on 1 September 2017. The study award, tenable at any New Zealand university for one…

  • Realise the Dream

    Formerly run prestigious national competition for up to 20 New Zealand secondary school students who had undertaken outstanding science research and technological development

  • Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize

    Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize

    This was a biennial book prize to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of accessible popular science books in New Zealand. The Society now sponsors the General Non-Fiction category of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

  • Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Humanities

    Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Humanities for emerging researchers in humanities research in New Zealand, awarded annually.

  • Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences

    Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences for emerging researchers in social sciences research in New Zealand, awarded annually.

  • Rutherford Discovery Fellowships

    Rutherford Discovery Fellowships

    Supporting New Zealand’s most talented early- to mid-career researchers for a five year term.

  • Rutherford Medal

    Rutherford Medal

    Science, mathematics, social science and technology award for exceptional contribution in New Zealand, awarded annually.

  • SCAR Biology Travel Award

    SCAR Biology Travel Award

    Helping New Zealand registered postgraduate students to attend the 2017 SCAR Symposium.

  • Science Teaching Leadership Programme

    Opportunities for primary schools, secondary science departments and their participant teachers to enhance the teaching of science within school communities.

  • Scott Medal

    Scott Medal

    Engineering science and technology award for work of great merit by a research in New Zealand, awarded every two years.

  • Skinner Fund

    Promoting the study of the history, art, culture, physical and social anthropology of the Māori and other Polynesian peoples.

  • T. K. Sidey Medal

    T. K. Sidey Medal

    Electromagnetic radiation award for outstanding scientific research, offered at irregular intervals.

  • Talented School Students Travel Award

    Financial support for intermediate and secondary school students who have been selected on a national basis to attend international science and technology events.

  • Te Rangi Hiroa Medal

    Te Rangi Hiroa Medal

    Social sciences award for work in social history, cultural diversity, socioeconomics or medical anthropology, awarded every two years.

  • The Rutherford Foundation Trust

    The Rutherford Foundation Trust

    Supports early career researchers, funds PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships, and helps bring outstanding overseas NZ researchers back home.

  • Thomson Medal

    Thomson Medal

    Award for outstanding contributions to the organisation, support and application of science and/or technology and/or the humanities in New Zealand, awarded annually.