Scholarships/Grants

Applications for the 2019 Scholarship & Grant are now open!


Reginald Hammond Scholarship

The Reginald Hammond Scholarship will be awarded annually for the final year of study for an accredited planning degree at the undergraduate or post-graduate level in New Zealand. The planning degree must be recognised as an Accredited degree in the year in which the application is made. The applicant must be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent resident status in New Zealand. The scholarship has a value of $4,000 which will be paid in April/May of the year in which the Award is held.

The award of the scholarship will be determined by the Awards Committee who will be guided by the following considerations:

  • The academic achievement of the candidate which will be determined by reference to their academic transcript.
  • The financial circumstances of the candidate, and
  • The recommendation of two (2) referees, one of whom must have taught or supervised the candidate.

The scholarship will be formally presented at the annual conference.

Applications close 25 January 2019.

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Reginald Hammond - the first New Zealander to complete a Town Planning qualification which led to him being appointed the first Director of Town Planning in 1926.



Robert Kennedy Grant

The New Zealand Planning Institute Robert Kennedy Planning Grant Award shall be made from time to time to any member(s) of the Institute and will recognise excellence in research that achieves a world-class level of success as exemplified by dissemination of a significant body and depth of work, through peer reviewed publications in international journals, or books, of high repute.

Applicants for this award must provide a full CV covering their career and copies of three pieces of work that demonstrate compliance with the criteria for the award. The grant has a value of $2,000 which will be paid in April/May of the year in which the Award is held.

Applications close 25 January 2019.

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Robert Kennedy - the first professor of town planning at the University of Auckland who was central in establishing university based education for planning.