Te Puiaki Kaipūtaiao Ānamata The Future Scientist Prize 

We welcome applications by a nominator for a tauira student who meets the eligibility information below.

Eligibility

  • This prize is for a Year 12 or Year 13 student tauira who has undertaken a science research, mathematics, technological or an engineering project.
  • The tauira must be a New Zealand citizen or a New Zealand permanent resident.
  • The tauira must be nominated by a nominator for this Prize.  The nominator is the first to start the application process through the portal. More details here

Value

  • This Prize is worth $50,000 and is to be used to support the recipient’s tertiary education.

Criteria

  • Quality of literature review and objective setting process.
  • The quality of the design or investigative process for the research or development.
  • Execution of the developmental or investigative process.
  • Soundness of the interpretation of data and results.
  • The quality of conclusions reached in regard to application of the project or further work.

Confidentiality

The secretariat gives no undertaking to keep confidential any information provided in the on-line entry form unless this is identified as information that should be treated as such. Information may, for example, be used to prepare promotional material for the Prize in future years.

Please note that information submitted on the entry form may be subject to the Official Information Act.

Selection panel

Panellists are appointed by the Pou Whakahaere Chief Executive of Royal Society Te Apārangi based on the recommendation of the panel Chairs and secretariat. Appointments are made on a year-by-year basis for each calendar year. Panellists can be appointed for more than one year.  Panellists must be experienced in an appropriate field or community and may be drawn from outside New Zealand if necessary.

Panels will consist of established leaders and researchers in their field, their research and in their communities.  We will also aim to bring emerging people to panels to ensure diverse views and allow for the development of people and new talent.

In considering the suitability of potential panellists, the following requirements for panel composition is considered as appropriate:

  • Mix of discipline/expertise
  • Sector and institutional balance
  • Geographic representation
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender balance.

Royal Society Te Apārangi is committed to following best practice in being inclusive of diversity within our activities.

It is recognised that occasionally members of the selection panel will know applicants or have other conflicts of interest. They will be expected to declare all such knowledge and conflicts of interest. In cases where an applicant is the colleague of a panelist, the Chair of the selection panel will rule if this conflict is significant enough for the panelist to be stood down from the panel for that entry. (In the case of the Chair having a conflict of interest the decision will be made by another member of the panel who has been identified in this role at the beginning of the process).

The selection panel will not enter into any correspondence concerning its deliberations. All inquiries should be directed to the secretariat. Note that information on matters such as ranking, or names of unsuccessful entrants, will not be disclosed.

If you require any other information the please email pmscienceprizes@royalsociety.org.nz

Selection Panel 2021

Chandar Dewan  (Chair)

Dr Serean Naepi

Johnnie Fraser

Dr Annette Koo

Craig Grant

Dr Nicole Steele

Secretariat

Ko te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat for The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes is Royal Society Te Apārangi.  Contact details are:

Te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes
Royal Society Te Apārangi
PO Box 598
Wellington

Waea Tel: (04) 470 5762

Īmēra Email: pmscienceprizes@royalsociety.org.nz.

Expectations

  • This Prize is to be used to support the winner with their tertiary education studies.
  •  The winner of this Prize may be expected to be involved in some promotional opportunities appropriate for a recipient of this Prize.

 Announcement

  • The winner is expected to make themselves available for half a day January/February to meet with the Prime Minister’s Science Prize media liaison personnel in preparation of media material and photos.
  • The winner will be announced in February/March/April.  (date to be confirmed)
  • The winner will be expected to make themselves available for that announcement in Wellington.

Need help?  Have other pātai questions?

Ngā Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat for The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes is Royal Society Te Apārangi.  Contact details are:

Ngā Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes
Royal Society Te Apārangi
PO Box 598
Wellington

Waea Tel: (04) 470 5762

Īmēra Email: pmscienceprizes@royalsociety.org.nz.

Closing

Entries must be received by 5.00pm 15 Whiringa-ā-nuku October 2021.

How to apply

Once you have read all the information above and are ready to read about the Application Process please click  Apply Now

 

 

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