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Charles Fleming Senior Scientist Award

Annual research grant worth up to $10,000 to support the research of a senior scientist at a university, Crown Research Institute, polytechnic or other research organisation in New Zealand, and that of their research group.

Decisions as to whether to support a senior scientist will be taken by the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Academy Executive Committee.

The fund will give preference to requests for research expenses over and above those that a university or Crown Research Institute in New Zealand would normally be expected to cover. Examples include expenses to:

  • cover a visit to an institution in New Zealand or overseas;
  • expenses related to specialist assays or methodologies;
  • research assistance to carry out a specific task; or
  • expenses relating to a visit to the research group of a visitor.

Funding will be provided each year as long as funds are available. 

Current status

The 2024 round is now open. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2024.

If you have any queries about making a nomination for the Charles Fleming Fund – Senior Scientist Award please email: awards@royalsociety.org.nz