Many of the advances in planning have come from research by students and academics. In support of this important leading edge work, NZPI offers a range of scholarships and research grants which are awarded at the NZPI Conference.
This grant recognises excellence in research that achieves a world-class level of success, exemplified by the dissemination of a significant body and depth of work, through peer reviewed publications in international journals, or books, of high repute. The grant has a value of $2,000.
This grant supports research that advances the theory and practice of planning in Aotearoa/New Zealand through the provision of a $2,000 research award. The grant is intended to support the costs of undertaking that research and can include living costs.
Supported by WSP and NZPI, the Papa Pounamu Whakatutukitanga Scholarship is awarded annually to a student studying an NZPI accredited planning degree at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. It recognises excellence and attainment by a student planner involved in Māori planning in an environmental framework.
It considers a student's academic and physical work and how that work might impact or change the understanding or practice of planning in New Zealand. The scholarship has a value of $2,000.