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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.


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


Max Health Pharmacy Grant

  ·      Do you have a great idea for improving patient care?

·       Are you struggling to implement a new model of service due to lack of resources?

·       Are you currently running something that needs a boost?

·       Got the initiative, but need the support?

If the answer is yes, this $3000 award could be for you!


You just need to complete the application form  to submit your proposal by 5pm Friday 30 July 2021.

3 finalists will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges in front of conference delegates at the NZHPA Conference in Christchurch in December. All three finalists will receive complimentary registration to the whole Conference!


Recipients of the award could use the funding for professional development activities to support development of the project such as service improvement initiatives, research projects, national or international study tours, preceptorships, international and local travel to relevant conferences.

Feel free to contact Kathryn if you’re not sure if an idea would be suitable for this award –  

Applicants must be a current member of NZHPA (pharmacist, technician), with a minimum of 12 months membership

 Application Process

1. Complete an Application form  

2. Your application must be sent to the address below by 5pm Friday 30 July 2021

The Administrator, NZ Hospital Pharmacists’ Association, PO Box 11-640, Manners Street, WELLINGTON 6142 Or email:


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

 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.

This will be offered in 2021, dates of funding rounds to be confirmed.

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. 

This will be offered in 2021, dates of funding to be confirmed.




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 2022:  

Tuesday 10 May
Wednesday 8 June
Wednesday 7 September
Tuesday 1 November 



 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