Royal Society of New Zealand

Welcome to the
Royal Society of New Zealand

We promote, invest in and celebrate excellence in people and ideas, for the benefit of all New Zealanders—and we make telling these stories a priority. We administer research funds, publish peer-reviewed journals, offer advice to government and foster international research contact and co-operation.

  • What has 20 years of Marsden Fund research discovered on topics relevant to all New Zealanders? #EnergyResearchNZ

  • Professor Atholl Anderson gives the 2014 New Zealand Aronui Lecture on the first great phase of oceanic colonisation.

  • Special live event featuring Dr Chris Smith, the founder and host of the hugely-popular podcast The Naked Scientists

  • Watch video of Dr Jeff Tallon speaking on how superconductors can help power the future.

  • Read report that looks at the opportunities and challenges New Zealand faces as our population changes.

  • View video of Dr Mike Joy giving the 2014 Charles Fleming Lecture Tour on the demise of New Zealand's freshwaters.

  • What has 20 years of Marsden Fund research discovered on topics relevant to all New Zealanders? #EnergyResearchNZ

  • Professor Atholl Anderson gives the 2014 New Zealand Aronui Lecture on the first great phase of oceanic colonisation.

  • Special live event featuring Dr Chris Smith, the founder and host of the hugely-popular podcast The Naked Scientists

  • Watch video of Dr Jeff Tallon speaking on how superconductors can help power the future.