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Leonard Cockayne Lecture Award

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

Award details

DisciplineBotanical

Award offered: every three years

Prize: public lecture tour

The Cockayne Memorial Fund was established by public subscription to commemorate the life and work of Leonard Cockayne by the encouragement of botanical research in New Zealand. Under the rules amended by Council in 1957, the interest from the fund shall be used for grants in aid of addresses to be delivered or publications related to botanical research by New Zealand workers. Council in 1964 resolved to institute a triennial Cockayne Memorial Lecture, to be supported by the trust fund.

Current status

The Call for Nominations for the 2018 round is now open.

There is no formal nomination form. Please send names and short biographical details (about one A4 page) to Gill Sutherland, Director- Academy Operations (gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz), by 15 September 2017 at the latest.

All suggestions will be considered by the Academy Executive Committee who will make the final decision.

The Cockayne Lecturer will be expected to tour around New Zealand during 2018 to deliver the Cockayne Lecture. Royal Society Te Apārangi will make arrangements and pay for the travelling costs.