Recent Grant Recipients
Information to be added soon.
Emily Diack is a recent recipient of a NZHS Travel grant. The grant was used to assist with travel to and from Canada. Emily presented her Masters findings in poster format at the Fourth International Conference on Forest and Water in a changing environment, British Columbia, Canada in July 2015. Emily's poster will be added soon.
Harvey Rodda received a NZHS Travel grant of $1080 to assist him with travel from the UK to attend the 2015 NZHS Conference.
Graeme Horrell received a NZHS Travel grant of $1470 to assist him with travel to the 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium in Hobart Australia, December 2016.
Grants in Aid of Travel
Christina Bright, student member of NZHS reeived a grant in aid of travel that covered registration to the 2015 NZHS Conference in Hamilton.
TYPES OF AVAILABLE GRANTS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES
In carrying out its mission to "further the science of hydrology and its application to the understanding and management of New Zealand's water resources" and to raise the profile of hydrology in New Zealand, the New Zealand Hydrological Society (Society) makes three types of grants available to its members for specific purposes.
1. Project grants;
2. Travel grants; and
3. Grants in aid of travel.
Society membership is a prerequisite for any of these grants. Applications for them must be submitted on forms provided by the Society. These are available for download on the Society's website. In the case of travel grants, continuous membership is required for at least two years prior to the grant. These grants are not an alternative or supplementary source of funding for employers and are not given retrospectively. Among other things, grants allow the Society to use funds not required for operational purposes in furthering the goals of the Society. With regard to project and travel grants, publication of results in one format or another is required as a condition of the grant within 12 months completion of the project or travel for which the grant was given (papers for presentation at the Society's annual conference or publication in the Society's Journal of Hydrology-NZ, newsletter Current, or other suitable scientific journal). A specific form of publication may be specified as a condition of the grant. Project and travel grants are given to reimburse expenses at the completion of the project or travel involved after proof of compliance with grant conditions has been submitted to the Society and found to be acceptable.
Details specific to each of these three types of grants are as follows:
1. Projects grants – These are intended to fund projects that further the science of hydrology and its application in New Zealand or raise the profile of hydrology in New Zealand. Typically these have been projects carried out by students at New Zealand tertiary institutions as part of Master's level educational programs. However, grants may also be awarded to other worthy projects specific to the science of hydrology in New Zealand. The Society Executive has typically budgeted on the order of $15,000/year to fund two or three such projects annually. However, the Executive may, at its discretion, spend more or less than that amount, depending on the availability of funds and the number and quality of applications for any given year. Project grants cannot be used to fund ongoing courses of study or travel to attend scientific meetings. Up to $1,000 of the project fund grant may be used to purchase necessary equipment and materials if no other source of funding for them is available; however, the disposition of any still usable residual equipment will be to the grantee's academic department.
Applications close 15 October of each year. There are normally a number of project grant applications received each year and in recent years competition for available funds has been stiff. Applications are reviewed by the Executive and decisions on which ones to grant are made at the spring Executive meeting (in late-October or early-November). Society members may submit applications for grants via e-mail (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Administrator, NZHS, PO Box 12300, Thorndon, Wellington 6144. Project grants are contestable, competing with other grants submitted for funding during the application period each year. Criteria for assessment will relate to the Society's mission statement and the extent to which proposals complement the existing initiatives of the Society.
The project grant application form is available at this link, Click Here.
2. Travel grants – Travel grants are available to members of the Society with at least two years standing. They are ordinarily for: (1) graduates (up to two years after a degree has been conferred) to attend a Society conference in order to present a paper of which they are the primary author where financial assistance is not available elsewhere; (2) members to travel overseas to enhance their hydrological skills and experience directly relevant to New Zealand hydrology; or (3) members to travel within New Zealand to enhance their hydrologic skills and experience or to assist others in enhancing their hydrologic skills where financial assistance is not available elsewhere. Travel grants may not exceed 50% of total travel costs. Up to four travel grants/year may be awarded at the discretion of the Society's Executive. Travel grant applications may be submitted for consideration at any time.
Travel grants are available to members to carry out hydrologic research, visit an institution involved with hydrology, attend a conference or similar event, participate in a workshop, or in some other way extend their skills and experience or contribute to the skills and experience of other members in a manner directly relevant to New so Zealand hydrology.
The travel grant application form is available at this link, Click Here.
3. Grant-in-aid of travel – Grants given to full-time tertiary students of up to 50% of the registration cost to attend the annual Society conference and present papers describing their work. Grant applications are to be submitted by the recipients supervisor. Recipients must be a student enrolled in a New Zealand tertiary institution, the principal investigator involved in the research, and the major author and presenter of the paper and the paper must be directly relevant to New Zealand hydrology. The number of grants-in-aid of travel awarded annually is at the discretion of the Executive, taking into account available funds, the number of applications, and the circumstances of applicants, but is typically three such grants annually. Applications for grants-in-aid of travel will only be awarded to those students whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the Society's annual conference. Therefore, applications for grants-in-aid of travel should be made soon after the submittal deadline for abstracts (typically 31 August) and will be acted upon by the Executive so that award occurs in a timely manner allowing for students to qualify for early-bird registration (typically in the mid to late-October time frame).
The grant-in-aid of travel application form is available at this link, Click Here.
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PROJECT AND TRAVEL GRANTS
Reporting requirements that are a condition of all project and travel grants are as follows:
1. A brief report on precisely what the grant funds were used for and the outcome of the project or travel that occurred as a result of the grant. To be submitted to the Society Secretary within three months of completion of project work or travel; and
2. Submittal of a relevant scientific paper detailing results of the project or travel to the Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) or other suitable scientific journal within 12 months of completion of project work or travel; or
3. Presentation of a relevant paper at the Society's annual conference or other suitable scientific conference within 12 months of completion of project work or travel; or
4. Submittal of a report for publication in the Society's newsletter Current.
5. In the case of travel grants, copies of paid invoices for actual expenses incurred must be submitted to support the reimbursement under the grant.
At the time a grant is awarded, specific requirements attached by the Society's Executive will be communicated to the grantee in writing as a condition of the grant. The grantee's acceptance of the grant means that the grantee accepts the reporting requirements. All grants will normally be in the form of reimbursement after expenses have been incurred and reporting requirements met. Grants-in-aid of travel will normally be in the form of reimbursement after the applicant has registered for the conference and attended it. However, grants-in-aid of travel may be authorized to be paid in advance at the discretion of the Executive in case of need.