The NZPCN administers the David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship which is offered to applicants biennially. The scholarship is now open for applications to fund research that assists the protection and recovery of New Zealand’s threatened plant species and threatened communities. Threatened species and communities can be either nationally or regionally threatened. Plant species include vascular and non-vascular plants as well as fungi. Applicants must be New Zealand residents or citizens but the work could involve overseas researchers who collaborate with the principal NZ researcher. Funds available for this year’s scholarship are $8000.
Applications addressing each of the subject areas on the scholarship brochure should be emailed (preferred delivery option) to, or posted to the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network, PO Box 16 102, Wellington and marked “David Given Scholarship”. Applications close 30 July 2021. The application form can be downlowed here.
This award was named after the late David Given in recognition of his considerable influence on plant conservation in NZ and worldwide over his lifetime.
You can read about previous recipients of the David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship here.