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Fledgling Fund Grant

In 2021, the Society introduced a Fledgling Fund to provide cash grants to encourage Student Members to attend and actively participate in New Zealand Bird Conferences and Birds New Zealand annual meetings.

When registering for the NZ Bird Conference, Members and Non-Members are invited to make donations to the Fledgling Fund, which may be disbursed for that year’s conference and/or later years. The number of grants made to student members each year will depend on the size of the fund.

Each grant made to a Student Member shall cover cost of (a) the conference registration fee, and (b) attending the conference dinner.

A grant from the Fledgling Fund shall only be made once to each Student Member.

Applicants must have been a Student Member of Birds New Zealand for two or more years and enrolled full-time at a NZ tertiary institution, private or state school, kura kaupapa/wharekura, Te Kura, or have an exemption from enrolment at a registered school.

Download the criteria and application form here.

Applications close 28 February.

Articles from previous Fledgling Fund grantees are available via the link below.