The Hutton Fund was established for the encouragement of research in New Zealand zoology, botany and geology. Please note that funding is not available for fees, thesis production or conference attendance.

Please note – there is no formal application form to complete when applying for a grant from the Hutton Fund.

When applying to the Fund, please provide a covering letter; current CV; an outline of your proposed research, including methodology (no more than 2 A4 pages); references for literature cited; and likely outcomes and a budget.

Funding grants of about $1,000 per application will be allocated.

Every recipient of a grant from the fund shall report to the Royal Society of New Zealand before 30 June in the year after the grant was made, showing in a general way how the grant was spent and the progress made with the research.

The next closing date for applications is 31 March 2017.

If you have any queries about making an application for a grant from the Hutton Fund please email: gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz

2016 recipients

  • Anna Probert, University of Auckland, for research  entitled “Assessing risk to native ecosystems”          
  • Chris Tulley, University of Otago, for research  entitled “Investigating metasomatic reactions that occur within the Livingstone Fault” 
  • Christina Painting, University of Auckland, for research  entitled “Trade-offs in contest versus sperm competition structures in a New Zealand armed weevil”                                          
  • Jenni Hopkins, Victoria University of Wellington, for research  entitled “Geology-tephra geochemistry and chronostratigraphy of the large silicic eruptions from the central North Island and Coromandel volcanic systems”                   
  • Leena Riekkola, University of Auckland, for research  entitled “The movement ecology and population recovery of Oceania’s humpback whales”            
  • Luke Easton, University of Otago, for research  entitled “Taxonomy and genetic management for threatened New Zealand native frogs”
  • Marie Goeritz, University of Auckland, for research  entitled  “Sound production and sound-elicited behaviours in the NZ paddle crab Ovalipes catharus”
  • Matthew Tarling, University of Otago, for research entitled “The Livingstone Fault: a case study in faulting and slip dynamics in ultramafic rocks”
  • Matthew Vaughan, University of Otago, for research entitled “Understanding the flow of ice in glaciers and ice sheets”                
  • Rosalyn Putland, University of Auckland, for research entitled  “The use  of passive acoustics as a monitoring tool”       
  • Sandra Hansen, University of Auckland, for research entitled “Understanding how the resilience of kelp forest communities is impacted by sedimentation”                 
  • Shaun Eaves, Victoria University of Wellington, for research entitled “Geological field investigation of a previously unrecognised landslide deposit situated in the central Southern Alps”    
  • Stephane Boyer, UniTec, for research entitled “Trophic interactions in natural and agricultural landscapes and the development of new molecular tools for bioprotection and conservation research”        
  • Uwe Kaulfuss, University of Otago, for research  entitled “Study of highly diverse and amazingly well–preserved fossil insects from a newly discovered lake deposit at Hindon Maar in Otago”