There are funding opportunities available to postgraduate research students (master's thesis or PhD) to allow them to attend conferences
University of Otago, Wellington Postgraduate Research Student Support
Sometimes referred to as the "Postgraduate Special Fund" this is available to all PhD and Masters Thesis students enrolled at the University of Otago Wellington. Closing dates currently are 28 February, 31 July and 31 October.
Contact Trevor Williams for details.
Division of Health Sciences PhD Conference Travel Funding
This funding allows a maximum of $2000.00 per student to attend and present at international conferences. Applications can be made at any time but should be at least 3 months before the travel.
Application details and guidelines for Divisional PhD Travel Funding can be found here.