The process for deciding whether an award should be made to a person nominated for Companion (CRSNZ).
The consideration of nominations for Companion takes place once a year, following the end of March cut off date for nominations received. The process is as follows:
Selection of Companions
Nominations shall be considered by the Academy Executive Committee, chaired by the Chair of that Committee, who will make a recommendation to the Royal Society Te Apārangi Council on whether the award of Companion should be made.
The Academy Executive Committee shall meet by teleconference unless all three members live in the same location, to consider nominations.
The Academy Executive Committee will be serviced by administrative staff of the Society who will keep minutes and record any conflicts of interest.
The Academy Executive Committee shall be empowered to make independent inquiries regarding nominees if necessary.
In the event of failure to reach agreement, the decision will be made by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Council.
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