NZ Plant Protection Society Research Scholarship

Closing date: 01/10/2022
Applications close on 1 October each year.
Value of Award: Up to $3000
No. of awards: One each year.
Tenure: One year.

Online Application Form

Scholarship Page

The NZ Plant Protection Society has a primary objective to pool and exchange information on the biology of weeds, invertebrate and vertebrate pests, pathogens and beneficial organisms, and methods for modifying their effects. As part of this objective, the Society has established a trust fund to support the NZPPS Research Scholarship.

To encourage research in relevant disciplines (entomology, plant pathology, weed science, zoology, ecology, and plant protection sciences), on topics relating to control of pests, pathogens and/or weeds in primary production (pastoral and arable agriculture, horticulture, foresty), or the natural or human environment.

Selection criteria:

  • Scholarship applications from university students or students registered in other recognised New Zealand tertiary institutions will be considered. In making awards, consideration will be given to the appropriateness and relevance of the proposed research, academic record of the applicant(s), and supporting statements from supervisors, peers or sponsors.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications should be made by clicking the button below. The applicant will need to include: a statement describing the proposed research and the applicant’s perceptions of the importance and relevance of the project, a supporting statement from the applicant’s supervisor/mentor, and a copy of the applicant’s academic record. Applications must be received by the secretary by 1 October each year. For enquiries, contact the secretary.
Online Application Form
Scholarship Page

Decision makers
Sub committee of NZPPS Exec Committee.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Letter by NZPPS Secretary.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Recipients will be encouraged to become members of the Society and present a paper about their research to one of the Society's conferences.

Additional information
For enquiries, contact the secretary at

Who else has information about this award?
All university scholarship offices.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

NZ Plant Protection Society Inc.

Private Bag 4749

Fax: (03) 325 9946

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