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Awards & Grants

 NZHPA has a number of awards for it members.

These include travel grants, technicians award and the Educational Assistance Fund.
Details of the range and specifications of awards available are on the information sheet (updated April 2013)


To apply for an award complete the application form and return it to the NZHPA administrator (Jess Withell, (updated July 2020).
Examples of applications that the Executive consider were welll-written, are available  to view in the Members section  for members who are considering applying for an award.



Mental Health SIG study grant

NZHPA Pharmacists in Mental Health SIG is able to offer a study grant to members to help further their education in mental health pharmacy. 

The Mental Health SIG committee would like to invite applications for the Mental Health SIG study grant. As per the rules of the grant, we are currently only inviting applications from people wishing to apply for the Aston University PG Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics.  

Please apply using the follwoing documents Study Grant Rules and the Application Form

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October. 2020  

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 20th November 2020.


Max Health Pharmacy Grant

The Max Health Pharmacy Grant is an award that is designed to support research and professional development in areas such as innovation in pharmacy practice, problem solving and exceeding customer expectation.  

A new and innovative shark tank approach where up to 4 people will present their innovation or research proposal to a panel at the NZHPA Conference 2020.

Keep an eye out for further information and closing dates.


Maori Health Award

The NZHPA is committed to the NZHPA Maori Health Award, as part of  the NZHPA Grants and Awards Programme. This Award will be granted in recognition of a practice development or research project undertaken by an NZHPA member to address a Maori Health issue.


Roche Education Grants

 We would like to invite applications for a second round of funding for educational opportunities in cancer care from the 2020 Roche Education Grant.

This grant was provided to NZHPA by Roche Products (NZ) Ltd to help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in oncology and haematology to access educational opportunities. Please see the information sheet   for details.
Due to restrictions on travel this year, Roche have agreed to amend the criteria to include online educational opportunities and virtual registration for conferences.

The application form is available here.

There is still funding available after funds were allocated in the first two rounds of funding, so I encourage as many of you as possible to apply. The deadline for applications for this round of funding is Monday 30 November 2020.

Some educational opportunities to consider include:


CNO SIG nutrition and compounding education grant 


We would like to invite applications from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for the CNO Nutrition and Compounding Education Grant.


This grant is intended to allow CNO SIG members (pharmacists and technicians) to access further education opportunities in their field.   See NZHPA application form at top of this page. The closing date for applications is 1 June 2020

Conferences you could consider applying for include:

AuSPEN in Australia in Oct/Nov
ESPEN in Europe in September
ASPEN in the USA in March




NZHPA Education Fund


NZHPA administers a fund to assist members to attend courses, attend conferences to present papers, or to undertake special projects.

Recipients of the NZHPA Education Fund award are required to present a report to the Executive that will be published on the Association’s website.  

Value of the award is at the discretion of the Executive. Typically values up to $1,500 have been awarded.  

Closing date for applications – As advertised from time to time in the Associations’ Newsletter, or available from the administrator at Typically 4 times a year 2 weeks before the Executive Face to Face meeting for each quarter. 


Closing dates for 2020:  Monday 9th March, Monday 1st June, Monday 24th August and Monday 26th October



Annual Conference Travel Funding application form   for 2019 


 A list of recent award recipients and their reports is available in the Members section (Award recipients, updated June 2012)

Examples of reports that the Executive consider were well-written are available in the Members section