Call for Award nominations
Call for Nominations and Applications for the 2021 GSNZ Annual Awards
The awards on offer this year are listed below. Please note, this year the Hornibrook Award (offered in alternate years) and the S.H. Wilson Medal for Geochemistry (offered once every four years) are open for nominations.
Please email your nominations/applications to the Awards Subcommittee Convenor, Kat Holt, at firstname.lastname@example.org by
15 September NB dated extended from 1 September.
For more details on individual awards and to download nomination templates please visit the Awards section of our website.
Premier Geoscience-wide Awards
For a geoscientist with excellent public speaking skills to present new research to all branches of GSNZ. We welcome nominations of ALL members of the geoscience community for this award, from ECRs, through to senior geoscientists.
For the author(s) of the most meritorious geoscience paper(s) from the last 3 years (2018-2020).
GSNZ Honorary Member
Nominations are called for to recognise outstanding lifetime contributions to geoscience in New Zealand.
Hayward Geocommunication Award
Awarded to a NZ-based geoscientist or geoscientists for the most meritorious contribution to geocommunication in the previous 3 calendar years (2018-2020).
Young Researcher/Student Awards
For a postgraduate student undertaking a research project involving methods of stratigraphic correlation and of relevance to NZ and/or the southwest Pacific.
Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship
Post-graduate scholarship for NZ’s top up-and-coming geophysicist.
John Beavan Geodetic Fieldwork Grant
Support for students involved with geodetic research to undertake or participate in associated fieldwork.
Wellman Research Award
A contribution of approximately $3750 towards research in New Zealand. Contribution can cover field, travel, analytical expenses, etc (more details on website).
Werner F. Giggenbach Prize for Geochemistry
For the most outstanding geochemistry publication in 2020 by a NZ-based young researcher.
S.H. Wilson Prize
Awarded in recognition of a lifetime of service in New Zealand Geochemistry.
New Zealand Geophysics Prize
For the most meritorious publication in NZ geophysics in the current and last 2 years (2019-2021).
Harold Wellman Prize
Awarded for a recent discovery of important fossil material within New Zealand.
Awarded to the most outstanding Earth science technician in New Zealand.
Alan Mason Historical Studies Fund
Up to $500 awarded to assist research on the history of Earth science in New Zealand.