Applications now open: Zonta Science Award 2022

Updated: Feb 7

The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2022 Zonta Science Award.



The Zonta Science Award was established to further the status of women in scientific fields.

The Award supports an emerging scientist who will benefit from the recognition and support the Award provides, including the opportunity to travel and meet other scientists in their field. The Award aims to support women in STEM by celebrating the success of women in science.

Dr Jan Pearson, Convenor for the Award says, “The Zonta Science Award recognises not only the person’s excellence in science but also their communication skills and community involvement. The ability to promote science and be a role model for other young women are winning attributes in which Helen has excelled.”

Although there is only one winner, the benefit of the award is that it:

  • actively promotes science as a career for women

  • encourages other young women to pursue a career in science

  • acknowledges the valuable contribution of women scientists

The applicant must be a woman who, contributes to her community, helps others in the wider field of science and for whom this Award would be a means to further advancement. to qualify, applicants must:

  • has a PhD (usually within 7 years of graduation)

  • has excelled in the fields of pure or applied science (excluding clinical medicine i.e. medical research that involves direct contact with patients)

  • is a New Zealand resident and resides in New Zealand

  • is engaged in post doctorate research with a priority for research that has widespread benefits

  • will be an advocate for women in science.

Applications close 10 January 2022. Apply Now!

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