Aotearoa New Zealand awards
Peter Lewis Memorial Fund
Named in honour of the late Professor Peter Lewis, this award is made to a New Zealand trainee in child psychiatry to support attendance at the College Congress or a similar activity. The award comprises a sum of money towards the registration fee, travel and accommodation.
Dawn Short Trust Fund
The Dawn Short Trust Fund was established by a Trust Deed in 1979 with a bequest from Dawn Shirley Short. The awards fall into the following four categories:
The Dawn Short Prize for Distinction
The Dawn Short Prize for Distinction will be awarded to a medical practitioner currently registered with, or a recent graduate of, a Aotearoa New Zealand-based RANZCP training programme for the best presentation at the RANZCP New Zealand Annual Conference.
The prize shall be awarded annually by the RANZCP New Zealand National Committee –Tu Te Akaaka Roa on the recommendation of an informally selected panel of senior College members attending the RANZCP New Zealand Annual Conference
The value of the Prize is $2000.
A Dawn Short Prize for Excellence
A Dawn Short Prize for Excellence to be awarded to a sixth - year medical student enrolled in each School of Medicine who has shown the greatest aptitude and excellence in psychiatry throughout their clinical training.
The prize shall be awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of each Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine – with one prize going to each of Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington and three prizes to Auckland – in consultation with teachers in psychiatry.
The recommendation will be based on performance during the fourth, fifth and sixth years of the course and on the result of the sixth year distinction viva voce examination.
The value of each of these prizes is $500.
A Dawn Short Prize for Merit
Dawn Short Prizes for Merit will be awarded to medical practitioners currently registered with a Aotearoa New Zealand-based RANZCP training programme for the best presentation at their local psychiatry academic meeting.
The prize shall be awarded annually by the Training Committee associated with each of the five RANZCP New Zealand Training Programs - Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Upper Central North Island and Auckland on the recommendation of the local Director of Training.
The value of each of these prizes is $300.
RANZCP Review Meeting Expenses
The Fund is to reimburse the cost of attendance by the academic co-ordinators for each of the five RANZCP New Zealand Training Programmes - Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Upper Central North Island and Auckland - at their annual review meeting. The reimbursement is intended to contribute towards travel and accommodation, to a limit of $5000.
Kathleen Todd Fellowship in Psychiatry
The Fellowship encourages overseas postgraduate experience for medical practitioners training or trained in psychiatry, with the object of improving psychiatric resources in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Fund may grant fellowships, bursaries, travelling and other scholarships to assist with the expenses of doctors obtaining additional experience overseas.