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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 (



Travel fund

The NZHPA Executive have set aside funding to assist members travelling from out of the region with travel expenses associated with attending the Annual Conference. 

Just how much funding is available to each applicant depends on the number of applications received, previous year’s conference profit, and is subject to the approval of the NZHPA Executive.  However, it is hoped that NZHPA members can be reimbursed for the following travel expenses:


  • For a direct flight up to $100 per return journey

  • For non-direct flights up to $150 per return journey

  • For out of region travel via car up to $100 for a round trip >150km and <500km

  • For travel via car up to $150 for a round trip >500km


We will notify applicants of approved funding prior to early bird closing date for the conference.

Reimbursement will be made directly into the applicant’s bank account, for the amount notified, on completion of reimbursement form after conference but within 60 days of conference completion. For air travel original payment receipts (‘tax invoices’) will be required.  

Closing Date - 30 September 2022

Please note this funding is only available to current members of the NZHPA 

For application form see here


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

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  ·     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 9 Sept 2022

3 finalists will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges in front of conference delegates at the NZHPA Conference in Auckland in November. 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 9 Sept 2022

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

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.  

Application form 

send to


Closing dates for 2022:  

Wednesday 7 September
Tuesday 1 November


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.

Some educational opportunities to consider include:



 A list of recent award recipients and their reports is available in the Members section

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