Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) is an honour conferred for distinction in research or the advancement of science, or technology, or the humanities.
Since its earliest days the Royal Society has made provision for the election of Honorary Fellows from overseas institutions. These were called Honorary Members until the Society’s new Act in 1997. With similar criteria to those for Fellowship, Honorary Fellowships are aimed at encouraging liaison between scientists of different nations and promoting communication and links.
There are currently 396 Fellows and 59 Honorary Fellows.