FAST! Student Conference Award

The 2019 FAST Student Conference Award call for applications is now open until the 31st of March 2019 to support attendance of students to a New Zealand science-related conference. Four scholarships will be awarded to support expenses up to $600. Cost may cover all or part of registration, transport, and accommodation.


  • The proposal must be submitted by a student currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at a University in France or New Zealand.
  • The conference must focus on a science, technology, engineering or innovation theme. This includes social sciences.
  • The student’s project must demonstrate a France-New Zealand collaborative effort. Examples include (but are not limited to) French or New Zealand co-authors, host institutions in both countries, research focus by one national focusing on the other country, etc.
  • The applicant must be accepted for an oral or poster presentation at the conference.
  • The conference must be taking place before 30th April 2020.

Scientific excellence will be a key selection criterion.

Submit an application

Applications must include:

  • The abstract to be submitted to the conference
  • One A4 page cover letter describing the relevance of the application to FAST! and the applicant motivations (please use standard font, margin etc.).
  • A one page CV
  • Details of up to two conferences that you would like to attend: name, date, location, webpage etc.

The application must be submitted in one single pdf file.
Please, email your application to with subject line using the template “initial of the first name_last name_Student Conference Award”.

Call timeline

Opening date: 1st February 2019
Closing date: 31st March 2019 (midnight NZ time)
Results announced: 15th April 2019


The conference presentation must include the FAST! logo and a verbal acknowledgement to FAST! in the form of a short depiction of our mission and organisation.
A short report must be provided to FAST! by the successful applicant following the conference.
FAST! will select diverse scientific areas and the selection committee will make the final decision.