The NZPCN administers a fund which honours the contribution of the late David Given to New Zealand plant conservation. The scholarship funds research into the biosystematics, autecology and conservation management of New Zealand’s threatened plants, fungi and their communities.
One scholarship is awarded every two years and will provide up to $8000 towards the cost of a research project. The scholarship is granted for research that assists practical and/or technical understanding of the taxonomy and ecology of New Zealand’s threatened plant taxa or supports the protection and recovery of threatened plant taxa and their communities.
Applicants must be New Zealand residents or citizens, but the work could involve overseas researchers who collaborate with the principal researcher. Threatened species and communities can be either nationally or regionally threatened. Plant species include vascular and non-vascular plants. Fungi are also covered by this scholarship.
You can read about previous recipients of the David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship here.