Rosemary Seymour Research & Archives Award

Closing date: Applications should be sent by email attachment, no earlier than 1 August and by 31st October 2019
Value of Award: $1,000 each
No. of awards: Two
Tenure: One Year

Information Sheet

In 1974 Rosemary Seymour, a Waikato sociologist, initiated a newsletter and a network of women interested in women's studies, that evolved into the Women's Studies Association (NZ). In 1985 an award was established in her memory.

Two awards of $1000 each will be made, one for which only Māori women may apply, while the second is open to all women. Women's groups may also apply for either award.

Selection criteria:

  • Applications will be accepted from women seeking to undertaking research. Criteria for the grants include: - the quality of the research project - financial need - relationship between the research project and the aims of the Women's Studies Association

General Information:

How do students apply?
There is no formal application form. Applications should include: • Name • For Māori applicants: iwi and hapū, or geographic region; • Postal address; • Title and aim of project; • Institutional affiliation or organisational involvement (if any); • Purpose/Justification; • Literature relevant to this project; • Research strategies; • Relationship between the project and the Aims of the Association (listed below); • How the award will be used (give some indication of the budget for the study and the way in which the grant would contribute to the completion of the project); • Any other sources of funding for this project? (If 'Yes', please indicate these sources); • Please indicate if you are enrolled as a student, and if so, your course (e.g. B.Sc., M.A., PhD) and year of study. • Lastly, please state in your email letter if you are applying for the Open to All Women award or the Māori Women award. Applications should be sent by email attachment, by 31st October to:
Information Sheet

Decision makers
Women's Studies Association Julie Benjamin at:

How and when do students learn of the decision?

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Additional information
Donations to the Rosemary Seymour Awards can be made at any time to

Who else has information about this award?
See also the New Horizons for Women Trust website for information abouts its awards.

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

Hilary Lapsley,
Women's Studies Association New Zealand

PO Box 44336


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