Early Career Researcher Award

The NZFSS Executive Committee is delighted to announce the establishment of a new Early Career Science Award to celebrate outstanding freshwater research by members at the beginning of their careers.

The Early Career Science Award was instituted by the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society in 2018. The award is intended to recognize and showcase outstanding freshwater research by scientists at the beginning of their careers (as defined by the eligibility criteria below). The NZFSS Executive Committee have a broad definition for outstanding research which includes: research that is highly cited or published in high-impact journals, research that has been incorporated into the management of New Zealand’s fresh waters, research that improves the integration of Māori knowledge into freshwater management as well as science communication and education. The award recipient will be expected to present a plenary talk at the annual NZFSS conference, in the same year as the award is presented, with the talk expected to comprise original work conducted since graduating (although may include some university work for context). The awardee will be provided with complimentary conference attendance and the Society will provide up to NZ$2,500 towards travel and accommodation costs as well as $500 prize money.

See the ECR Award page for more details.