Friday, July 28, 2017

Notornis & Conference Student Awards

The society offers the following annual Notornis and Conference Student Awards:

Notornis - Student Award 
An annual award of $500 is offered for the best Notornis publication where a student or recent graduate is the sole or lead author. Applicants must be current members of Birds New Zealand, and must state when submitting their manuscripts that they wish to apply for the award, and that they are currently enrolled in a New Zealand education institute or have graduated in the last 3 years. There is no restriction on the number of submissions that a student may make in the course of their studies, and the award is open to students of all ages. We seek well-researched and well-written papers that make a significant contribution to ornithology in the South Pacific region (incl. New Zealand and Antarctica).

Notornis - New Author Award
An annual award of $300 is offered for the best Notornis publication where the sole or lead author has not previously published in Notornis or any other scientific journal. Applicants must be current members of Birds New Zealand, and must state when submitting their manuscripts that they are a first-time author and wish to apply for the award. The award can be applied for once only. We seek well-researched and well-written papers that make a significant contribution to ornithology in the South Pacific region (including New Zealand and Antarctica). Students are able to apply for both Notornis awards (if eligible) but one award only will be granted to any one manuscript.

NZ Bird Conference – Best Student Talk Award 
An annual award of $100 is offered for the best oral presentation by a student member of Birds New Zealand at the New Zealand Bird Conference. Talks will be assessed on content (new and interesting information), context (why the work was done, and what was known previously), clarity of presentation – and keeping to time! To be eligible for the award, presenters must be current members of Birds New Zealand and be students, or within one year of graduating.

NZ Bird Conference – Best Student Poster Award 
An annual award of $100 is offered for the best poster by a student member of Birds New Zealand at the New Zealand Bird Conference. Posters will be assessed on content (new and interesting information), context (why the work was done, and what was known previously) and clarity of presentation (including good use of colour and images). To be eligible for the award, presenters must be current members of Birds New Zealand and be students, or within one year of graduating with their poster based on work undertain while they were a student.