Meteorological Society

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Student Travel Grants

The Meteorological Society makes limited funds available to support Student involvement in Weather and Climate activities in New Zealand and Abroad. Traditionally, this support has taken the form of assistance with travel related costs for international academic exchanges and national or international conference attendance.

The scope of grants has been extended to support student activities within New Zealand, such as inter-institutional visits.

Domestic Travel Support Guidelines

To support student attendance at the annual conference of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand (MetSoc).

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in the last 12 months in a programme relevant to MetSoc’s activities at a New Zealand degree granting university. OR
  • New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents enrolled in the last 12 months in a programme relevant to MetSoc’s activities in any degree granting university.

AND

  • Financial MetSoc member at the time of application.

Application Documents:

  • Proof of eligibility (e.g. academic transcript, university fees receipt, supporting letter from supervisor).

Application Closing Date:

  • At least 2 weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Travel Support Available:

  • $300, for students living outside of the conference host city at the time of the conference.
  • Paid by bank transfer directly after the conference, subject to attendance.

Assessment methodology, number of grants per year:

  • The number of grants available will be at the discretion of the committee.

Calls for applications for domestic travel grants with information about how to apply will be made to the members mailing list.

International Conference or Exchange Support Guidelines

To support student attendance at an international meteorological or climate themed conference, where the conference is relevant to the student’s New Zealand University programme, or, to support a student undertaking a meteorological or climate themed formal academic exchange, where the exchange is recognised by the student’s New Zealand university as being relevant to the student’s study programme.

Eligibility:

  • Students enrolled in a programme relevant to \MetSoc’s activities at a New Zealand degree granting University
  • Financial MetSoc member at the time of application.
  • Have attended a past, or have registered to attend the next, MetSoc conference.

Application Documents:

  • Proof of enrollment (e.g. academic transcript, university fees receipt).
  • A supporting letter from the supervisor
  • Confirmed registration for the international conference or letter of support from the overseas host institution.
  • A clear statement that funding cannot be fully met from other sources (e.g discretionary student controlled doctoral funding, supervisor funds)
  • Draft budget for the entire activity, specifying what the MetSoc contribution will be spent on and other sources of funding.

Application Closing Date:

  • On demand, funding decisions will be made by the committee on a case by case basis.

Travel Support Available:

  • up to $1000 per grant, and a maximum of 50% of the total budget, paid by bank transfer on presentation of proof expenses have been paid.

Assessment methodology, number of grants per year:

  • The number of grants available will be at the discretion of the committee.
  • Travel support will be awarded giving preference to students who have:
    • Not previously received an award
    • More recently commenced their program
    • Additional Requirements:
      • After the conclusion of the funded activity, recipients of the grant will provide a short report of their experience which will be circulated to members in the society newsletter

Enquiries about International student travel grant should be emailed through (go to Contact us)

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