A primary objective of The New Zealand Plant Protection Society is to pool and exchange information on the biology of weeds, invertebrate and vertebrate pests, pathogens and beneficial organisms, and methods for modifying their effects.

The NZPPS/Zespri Kiwifruit Scholarship will be awarded to a post-graduate student researching a plant protection topic related to the KIWIFRUIT industry.

This one-off scholarship is possible thanks to Zespri, and is funded by the proceeds of our jointly-run and highly successful PSA symposium held in Palmerston North in 2016.

Scholarship applications from students at a New Zealand university or students registered in other recognised New Zealand tertiary institutions will be considered.

In making awards, consideration will be given to:

  • The quality, appropriateness and relevance of the proposed research
  • The academic record of the applicant
  • A supporting statement from supervisors, peers or sponsors.

Recipients will be encouraged to become members of the Society and present a paper about their research to one of the Society’s conferences.

The monetary value of this one-off Kiwifruit Scholarship is $3,500.

An application form is available for download here. The application should include a statement describing the proposed research and the applicant’s perceptions of the importance and relevance of the project, as well as a supporting statement from the applicant’s supervisor/mentor. The applicant should supply a copy of their academic record.

Closing date 15th October 2017