Biennial Science Award
|The Aims of the Award||The Zonta Science Award was established to further the status of women in scientific fields. The Award is for an emerging woman scientist (i.e., a recent PhD graduate rather than a woman well established in the science field).
Priority will be given to a woman working in area of science where funding is not readily available.
The aims of the Award are to:
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|The applicant must be a woman who:
We are looking for an ‘all round’ woman, who:
|Applications||Closing date for submissions is midnight Monday February 3rd 2020.
|What the winner receives||The Award recipient receives:
|The selection process||During the selection process up to ten finalists are selected from all applicants. These finalists are then referred to a panel of invited judges with university, government, science, industrial or business backgrounds.
The judges rank the candidates and develop a shortlist of up to three applicants. The shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in Wellington in April 2020 and a winner selected. An award ceremony will be held in Wellington in May 2020.
|The Award recipient’s tasks||The Award recipient will be asked to:
|Sponsorship||The Zonta Club of Wellington makes an annual financial contribution in addition to administering the Award. Since the inception of the Award the John Ilott Charitable Trust has been a sponsor. In 2018 gold sponsors are New Zealand scientist Dr Jilly Evans PhD FRSNZ now working in the USA and Istar Limited in memory of Dr Diana Edwards.
We are very grateful for the support received from our sponsors and the recipient is expected to acknowledge our sponsors when appropriate.
|Zonta International||Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organisation of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Globally more than 30,000 members belong to just under 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries.
Zonta International District 16 comprises 30 Zonta Clubs within New Zealand. The Zonta Club of Wellington was formed in 1969.
For further information see website www.zonta.org.nz
|Contact details||The Convenor, 2020 Zonta Science Award