Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship
The scholarship is intended to encourage and assist students to further their study and research in the field of geophysics. The Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship ("the Scholarship") shall be awarded as a memorial to Professor J.H. Ansell (1942-1993), honouring his enthusiastic commitment to the educational development of students of geophysics. The scholarship was founded by major inaugural grants from the Ansell family, IASPEI94 conference, Research School of Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, and Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, s well as significant individual contributions by members of the New Zealand Geophysical Society and from academic colleagues and friends of Jim Ansell.
Nomination template link below.
1. The Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship ("the
Scholarship") shall be awarded as a memorial to Professor J.H. Ansell
(1942-1993), honouring his enthusiastic commitment to the educational
development of students of geophysics.
2. The Scholarship shall be
awarded by the Committee of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand (Inc.)
to the applicant whose subsequent career, in the opinion of the
Committee, is the most likely to advance geophysics in New Zealand.
To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant:
(a) must have completed undergraduate qualifications sufficient for postgraduate study in geophysics; and
must have arranged to undertake a postgraduate degree at a New Zealand
university embodying geophysical study of relevance to New Zealand; and
(c) must have either completed or arranged to complete a significant amount of degree study in New Zealand.
Except in exceptional circumstances, an award shall not be made more than once to the same person.
Nomination of an applicant must be made, either by the applicant or on
the applicant's behalf, to the Awards Subcommittee of the Society by
mid-September each year. The nomination must be accompanied by evidence
of merit and a statement of the arrangements that have been made for
4. Each year, the Committee of the Society shall
convene an Awards Subcommittee to evaluate the applicants for the
Scholarship. The Awards Subcommittee may seek further nominations, and
shall, after considering the merits of the applicants, recommend to the
Committee of the Society which eligible applicant is the most likely to
advance geophysics in his or her subsequent career. The Committee shall
then decide the winning applicant upon advice from the Awards
Subcommittee. The members of the Awards Subcommittee shall not
themselves be eligible for the Scholarship.
5. The Scholarship will
normally be awarded annually and the winner announced at the Annual
General Meeting, or Annual Conference, of the Society; but if, in the
opinion of the Committee, no applicant has sufficient merit, the
Scholarship shall not be awarded.
6. The funds for the Jim Ansell
Geophysics Scholarship shall be included in the Geoscience Society of
New Zealand Awards Trust, but shall be accounted for and reported on
separately from all other funds within the Trust. The Awards Trust shall
endeavour to maintain the purchasing power of the fund. The award shall
consist of a sum of money drawn from the interest on the Fund and will
be paid after the winner has registered for their arranged studies.
(a) Any income, benefit or advantage shall be applied to the charitable purposes of the Awards Trust funds;
(b) No member of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand
(Inc.) or any person associated with a member shall participate in or
materially influence any decision made by the organisation in respect of
the payment to or on behalf of that member or associated person of any
income, benefit or advantage whatsoever;
(c) Any income paid shall be reasonable and relative to
that which would be paid in an arm's length transaction (being an open
(d) The provisions of subclauses (a)-(c) above shall not
be removed from this document and shall be included and implied in any
document replacing this document.
8. Every winner of the Jim Ansell
Geophysics Scholarship shall use the monies or benefits awarded from the
Scholarship to pursue geophysical studies of relevance to New Zealand.
The nomination template is here.
Due date September 1.
Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship recipients
|2018 ||Shreya Kanakiya||Auckland|
|2017 ||Clarrie Macklin||Victoria|
|2014 ||Calum Chamberlain||Victoria|
|2013 ||Rachel Heckels||Victoria|
Jessica Johnson Victoria