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Value: NZD $1,000
Closing Date: 30 June

The Diane Campbell-Hunt Memorial Award was established in 2010 with funds raised following the tragic death of Diane Campbell-Hunt in an accident on Mount Taranaki in October 2008.

Diane Campbell-Hunt was a PhD candidate in the School of Geography, funded by a Tertiary Education Commission Top Achiever Doctoral scholarship. She had completed two-thirds of her PhD programme at the time of her death. Her project looked at the long-term sustainability of fenced sanctuaries in New Zealand in a multi-disciplinary analysis: ecological, economic, social, and governmental.

The intent of this award is to support research on any topic that will contribute to fostering the conservation of New Zealand's plants and animals and the communities they form, including also the social processes involved in conservation, e.g. political, legal, economic and management, and to have the research communicated to a general audience.

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled and confirmed in a PhD programme in any Department or School at the University of Otago.
  • have had accepted a peer-reviewed academic paper (conference or journal) that contributes to New Zealand conservation, and in which they are the lead author.


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