Joint NZMSS/NZFSS Conference 2022
Waitī Waitā NZMSS and NZFSS joint conference 2022 – abstract reminder
A reminder that abstracts are now open for Waitī Waitā: the NZMSS and NZFSS Joint Conference in Tāmaki Makaurau November 21-24 2022 and will close at 11:59pm on Monday 19 September – submit your abstracts here ASAP! Conference registrations will open on 5th October, with early bird registrations running until 31 October.
Student conference funding
Students who require financial assistance to attend the Waitī Waitā conference should apply here for the V.H. Jolly Conference Travel Award and should contact the Treasurer at for any further financial assistance required for travel, accommodation or conference registration. The Executive Committee have agreed to release funds to assist students to attend this year’s conference. Please get your applications/requests for funding in to the Treasurer via the V.H. Jolly Conference Travel Award form ASAP - there is potential for costs to be covered up front rather than reimbursed if this is needed – applications for student financial assistance close at 5pm Tuesday 25 October.
Student conference awards
The NZFSS Student Rep Chris Meijer has been working hard with the exec team to improve the student conference awards judging process and has implemented a new feedback system which we will be trialling at this year’s conference. The aim of the system is to provide value to all students who present at conference through clear feedback from the judges for all student presentations. We will be looking for volunteers from the Society membership to judge student awards once conference registrations open on 5 October – many thanks to Sue Clearwater for volunteering to coordinate student judges this year.
Applications for He Manawā-ā-whenua Māori Freshwater Research Scholarship have been extended to 30 October. This is a $7,500 scholarship that is open to Māori students studying a Bachelor Honours Degree (or equivalent) or Master’s Degree with a focus on freshwater ecosystems. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage Māori students to pursue a research career and develop their capability in freshwater ecology and/or kaupapa Māori research surrounding wai. If you are a potential applicant or know someone who is please apply here.
The NZFSS Scholarship in Freshwater Research also closes on 30 October and is a $7,500 scholarship available to Masters and Honours degree candidates, tenable for the year in which they will undertake their thesis or dissertation research. Preference will be given to applicants who have limited financial resources, who may otherwise not be able to undertake or continue post-graduate study. Potential candidates should apply here.
Posted: 15 September 2022