NZFGW is a non-profit, charitable non-government organisation that was established in 1922. Our members use their expertise to work locally, nationally and internationally to improve the status of women and girls. Several New Zealand branches own and hire academic regalia for graduation ceremonies to raise funds for scholarships, grants and awards. The aim of these awards is to promote lifelong education and to enable graduate women to use their expertise to effect positive change.

NZFGW is an affiliate of Graduate Women International (GWI), whose main focus is to advocate for education of women and girls. GWI is the only international organisation to specifically promote tertiary education for women.
The NZFGW awards are administered by the NZFGW Charitable Trust Board. Some Branches also offer their own awards through their own Branches and Branch Charitable Trusts. These can be found under the banner Branch & Regional Awards below.

Marleen Baling (2013 Fellow); 2014 Fellows Wendy Sweet, Lucy Stroud, Michelle Johansson, Bridget Burdett, Rebecca Smith, SeungHee Pak, Lakshini Mendis, Victoria Hargraves.

Susan Byrne awardees Kimba Allison (2013) and Dr Adrienna Ember (2014) with Awards Convenor Dr Rowena Taylor and National President Dr Ann Pomeroy. NB No award was made for 2015

NZFGW Awards Function @ Otago (L-R) 2014 Fellow Penelope Milsom, 2015 Fellow Kalinka Rexer-Huber; Harriette Jenkins Awardee Kjerstine Severinsen.

Graduate Women Canterbury 2015 Awards Juliet Kim & Josephine Clarke

Four NZFGW Waikato awardees 2014 Fellows Wendy Sweet & Bridget Burdett, with Kimba Allison (2013 Susan Byrne) and Dr Adrienna Ember (2014 Susan Byrne).

GW Manawatu Presentation to UCoL degree students June 18 2015 Trust Chair Anne Walker, Reguina Blair, Moana Tipene & Rebecca Nilsson

GW Canterbury Awards May 2015 L-R Nelli Sibaeva, Sophie Hunt, Stephanie McRae, Nixie Boddy, Kate Wootton, Nicole McRae

Graduate Women Canterbury May 2015 Awards Bridget Sandri, Catherine O'Donnell-Jackways

Harriette Jenkins Awardee 2015, Otago member Kjerstine Severinsen (right) with NZFGW President Dr Ann Pomeroy

Graduate Women Manawatu Postgraduate Awards L-R Ingrid Cheung, Iris Nanguzgambo, Trust Chair Anne Walker, Laura Quin, Anne Kim, Vanessa White, Rachel Wilson, Briony Raven, Professor Brigid Heywood

NZFGW Awards Function Otago 6.6.2015 Dr Ann Pomeroy (NZFGW President), 2014 Fellow Penelope Milsom, 2015 Fellow Kalinka Rexer-Huber, HJ Awardee Kjerstine Severinsen, Dr Rowena Taylor (Awards Convenor)

Graduate Women North Shore Awards June 21 2015 L-R Tamaryn Meek, Tayla Bazeley, Erin Hasemore-Slieker, Butul Iqbal, Jasmin Krishnan, Brittany Coleman; Christina Wilson


Post Graduate Awards

NB. Applications opened for the NZFGW Fellowships (post graduate awards) on 1 April 2016 and close on 31 July 2016 at 5.00pm

1. Applicants may access their online application form on this website on many occasions but must submit their application by 5.00pm on 31 July. The first time you access the application form, you will be provided an access code which will enble to re-enter your application site. We suggest you type your application in Word and transfer into your online application form.

2. Please request two people who know your academic work well to provide a Referee's Report for you. Please refer your referees to the four goals of GWI in paragraph two of the More Info section of this site. The Referees' Reports must be on the letterhead of each referee's institution and be signed with a written or electronic signature then uploaded as a PDF into your application.

This can be done by your referees providing their reports to you to upload or by you providing the referee with a copy of your application access number. Failure to have one or both of the Referees' Reports in your online application will render your application invalid.

3. Successful applicants (termed NZFGW Fellows) must provide permission for the use of their name, photo, tertiary institution and intended qualification as well as a written report suitable for publication in  NZFGW News and website; as well as in use for other publicity about NZFGW awards and scholarships.

4. Scanned documents must be uploaded in PDF format.

5. Once your application is submitted, you will be sent an acknowedgement that it has been received.

Contact Details:
Awards Convenor
awardsconvenor@nzfgw.org.nz

NZFGW Awards Function @ Otago (L-R) 2014 Fellow Penelope Milsom, 2015 Fellow Kalinka Rexer-Huber; Harriette Jenkins Awardee Kjerstine Severinsen.

Graduate Women New Zealand Fellowships

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GWNZ Fellowships (formerly NZFGW Fellowships) are intended to provide assistance to women post graduate students who wish to further their study, especially at doctoral level. In exceptional circumstances, awards are made at Masters level especially for study at esteemed overseas universities. Candidates for this award must have either been New Zealand citizens for at least five years or permanent residents for at least five years immediately prior to applying for the Fellowship. If unequivocal proof is not submitted an application will be deemed invalid. For this reason please take care not to submit only a recent passport if your place of birth was not New Zealand.

Applications will also be deemed invalid if university transcripts are not official ones.

The field of study is unrestricted but in awarding the Fellowships, the selection panel will give consideration to the Mission of Graduate Women International (GWI) to: (i) promote lifelong education for women and girls; (ii) promote international co-operation, friendship, peace and respect for human rights for all; (iii) advocate for the advancement of the status of women and girls; and (vi) encourage and enable women and girls to apply their knowledge and skills in leadershi and decision-making in ll forms of public and private life. These closely align to the goals of GWNZ www.gwnz.org.nz. The selection panel will also assess the value of the research to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

For successful applicants, the value of the Fellowship will be in the range of $5,000 - $20,000. The Fellowship must be taken up within two years of being offered. For applicants who have not yet begun their studies the Fellowship is normally paid in two instalments, the first in February if the Fellow is studying at a southern hemisphere tertiary institution or in September if studying in the northern hemisphere. The first instalment requires proof of the Fellow's confirmation into their course; the second will be paid following receipt of their mid-term report suitable for publication in GWNZ News. Successful candidates will be known as Fellows of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women and will be granted honorary membership of GWNZ during their one year tenure of the Fellowship.

There is an expectation that successful candidates will continue to support and promote the work of GWNZ and GWI and become active members of the organisation after their one year honorary membership expires.

Marleen Baling (2013 Fellow); 2014 Fellows Wendy Sweet, Lucy Stroud, Michelle Johansson, Bridget Burdett, Rebecca Smith, SeungHee Pak, Lakshini Mendis, Victoria Hargraves.

Members' Only Awards

NB Applications for the Harriette Jenkins' Awards opened on 1 April 2016 and close on 30 September 2016 at 5.00pm.

1. Applicants may access their online application form on this website on many occasions but must submit their application by 5.00pm on 30 September. The first time you enter your application site, you will be sent an access code for subsequent entries. We suggest you type your application in Word and transfer into your online application form.

2. Please request two people who know your academic work well to provide a Referee's Report for you. The Referees' Reports must be on the letterhead of each referee's institution and be signed with a written or electronic signature then uploaded as a PDF into your application. This can be done by your referees providing their reports to you to upload or by you providing the referee with a copy of your application access number. Failure to have one or both of the Referees' Reports in your online application will render your application invalid.

3. Applicants must provide a response for each field in the application form; and upload documents as requested;

4. Scanned documents must be uploaded in PDF format.

5. Successful applicants must provide permission for the use of their name, photo, tertiary institution and degree as well as  a written report suitable for publication in NZFGW News and website; as well as in use for other publicity about NZFGW awards and scholarships.
 

Contact Details:
Awards Convenor
awardsconvenor@nzfgw.org.nz

Harriette Jenkins Awardee 2015, Otago member Kjerstine Severinsen (right) with NZFGW President Dr Ann Pomeroy

Harriette Jenkins Award

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The award was established to encourage active members of GWNZ to carry out or complete a piece of research, or to further their studies at a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas, provided that the work is undertaken while the applicant is resident in New Zealand.

Awards of up to $3000 are available for active GWNZmembers for incidental expenses incurred by their study or research, for example costs of travel, child care, or specific components of their research. The award is paid in one instalment upon receipt of official confirmation of her study or research. The award is not intended for conference travel.

 

 

Applicants are required to provide written confirmation of their financial membership of at least six months standing prior to the closing date of the award, 30 September annually, from their Branch Chair or the Independent Members' Convenor. Prospective applicants should not expect to request that this minimum requirement be waived and should be aware that the nature of their contribution to GWNZ is likely to be taken into account by the selection panel.

Successful applicants are required to provide a report for publication in the monthly GWNZ News during their study.

There is an expectation that successful candidates will continue to support and promote the work of GWNZ and Graduate Women International (GWI). 

Marleen Baling (2013 Fellow); 2014 Fellows Wendy Sweet, Lucy Stroud, Michelle Johansson, Bridget Burdett, Rebecca Smith, SeungHee Pak, Lakshini Mendis, Victoria Hargraves.

Career Change Awards

NB. Applications for the NZFGW Susan Byrne Memorial Award, which will be offered in 2016 for study in 2017 opened on 1 April 2016 and close on 31 August 2016 at 5.00pm.

1. Applicants may access their online application form on this website on many occasions but must submit their application by 5.00pm on 31 August. On first entering information into the application form you will be provided an access number to use when revisiting the site. We suggest you type your application in Word and transfer into your online application form.
 
2. Please request two people who know your academic work well to provide a Referee's Report for you. The Referees' Reports must be on the letterhead of each referee's institution and be signed with a written or electronic signature then uploaded as a PDF into your application. This can be done by your referees providing their reports to you to upload or by you providing the referee with a copy of your application access number. Failure to have one or both of the Referees' Reports in your online application will render your application invalid.

3. Applicants must provide a response for each field in the application form; and upload documents as requested;

4. Please clearly describe in the application your previous study, institution and career as well as your intended study, intended and career.

5. Scanned documents must be uploaded in PDF format.

6. Once you have submitted your application, you will be send an acknowledgement.

7. The successful applicant must provide permission for the use of her name, photo, tertiary institution and intended qualification as well as a written report suitable for publication in NZFGW News and website; as well as in use for other publicity about NZFGW awards and scholarships.

See also
(i) New Horizons for Women Trust Specific Purpose Awards – Opportunity Awards
(ii) Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust – Tessa Thomas Retraining Awards

Contact Details:
(For NZFGW awards only)
awardsconvenor@nzfgw.org.nz

Susan Byrne awardees Kimba Allison (2013) and Dr Adrienna Ember (2014) with Awards Convenor Dr Rowena Taylor and National President Dr Ann Pomeroy. NB No award was made for 2015

Susan Byrne Memorial Award

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Susan Byrne was a member of NZFGW who generously bequeathed a sum of money to NZFGW with the suggestion that an award be established for women graduates wanting to make a change of career in mid life. Susan first graduated in 1975 at Victoria University of Wellington, and in 1980 completed a PhD at Imperial College, University of London. She was a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, then at Massey University (Palmerston North) before moving to The University of Auckland where she began work in the Engineering School. Susan then changed to Mathematics, Operations Research and finally Management Information Systems before her untimely death in 2004.

The award provides funding for women graduates over the age of 35 years to change their career through further study at a New Zealand tertiary institution. It is not intended for progression of an existing career. The award's value is up to $10,000 and only one award is made annually in the years in which it is offered. The award is not able to be offered every year. As well as being 35 years of age at the time applications close on 31 August, applicants must either be New Zealand citizens of at least 5 years standing or be able to prove permanent resident status for at least the five years immediately preceding August 31 of the year of application. If this proof is not provided as part of the application the applciation will be deemed invalid. For this reason please take care not to submit only a recent passport if your place of birth was not New Zealand.

Applications will also be deemed invalid if university transcripts are not official ones.

The award is paid to the successful applicant in two instalments, the first in February of the year of study upon confirmation of the awardee's enrolment in the planned course of study. The second instalment is paid on receipt of a one page mid-term report suitable for publication in GWNZ News during her year of study.

 

Susan Byrne awardees Kimba Allison (2013) and Dr Adrienna Ember (2014) with Awards Convenor Dr Rowena Taylor and National President Dr Ann Pomeroy. NB No award was made for 2015

Branch & Regional Awards

Contact Details:
Please contact the person for the selected Branch's Awards.

GW Canterbury Awards May 2015 L-R Nelli Sibaeva, Sophie Hunt, Stephanie McRae, Nixie Boddy, Kate Wootton, Nicole McRae

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