APSTSN travel awards and prizes
The Asia Pacific Science Technology and Society (STS) Network has offered a generous funding package for APSTSN members.
If you are not already an APSTSN member and want to know more or to apply then please, click here.
Eight Asia-Pacific Science Technology and Society Network (APSTSN) members’ attendance at the conference has been generously supported with travel awards. APSTSN and the conference organisers are very grateful to the Society for the Social Studies of Sciences (4S), New Initiatives Committee, for a grant to support the conference through the travel awards (along with two paper prizes to be announced at the conference). These awards support registered postgraduate students (PhD or Master’s) at institutions in the region, indigenous participants in the region including but not restricted to Maori/Pasifika, early career researchers (less than four years) in full-time employment at an institution in the region, and regional speakers presenting papers on developments of STS in the Asia Pacific region.
A prize of NZ$750 will awarded at the end of the conference to the:
- Best student paper or contribution, and
- Best indigenous studies paper or contribution
- You must be a member of the Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network (APSTSN) for your paper to be eligible to be considered for an award. APSTSN is free to join; please follow the link and click on the ‘APSTSN Membership form’;
- The judges will look for content, stretch and contribution to the Science Policy Studies (SPS) discipline and topical themes. The presentations should be well linked to the abstract submitted, and be well structured, clear, logical, critical and insightful (in the sense of exploring theoretical implications and connections, and/or social and environmental impacts). The presentation should also be stimulating, utilise innovative communication styles, and be delivered with clarity and confidence.
- The judges will also consider the ‘Plain English’ criteria and actively encourage all participants submitting papers to ensure they address these important criteria (see Science Policy Studies Conference Award - categories and criteria )
If you wish to be considered for an award, please notify Bob Frame (email@example.com) by 5 pm on 7 February. Attach your paper, outline and/or powerpoint to your email.
Three members of the Conference Organising Committee will evaluate applications for travel awards and prizes:
- Bob Frame, New Zealand APSTSN rep and Principal Scientist, Landcare Research
- Jessica Hutchings, Manager Te Wahanga (Maori Research) New Zealand Council for Educational Research
- Jonathan Boston, Professor of Public Policy, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington