Prize for Best Presentation on International Relations, Security and Trade

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will award a NZ$200 prize to the best presentation on topics related to Asia in the context of International Relations, Security and Trade. 

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The Asia New Zealand Foundation welcomes applications from postgraduate students whose area of interest focuses on issues in the broader areas of international relations, security and trade. 

Applicants must be currently enrolled postgraduate students registered for the conference. The winner will be announced at the conference dinner.

Note: Applicants will be also be considered for a postgraduate travel grant (up to NZ$500) to cover for the costs of registration, travel, accommodation.

Why are we doing this?

The Foundation is looking to grow the pool of postgraduate students researching Asian and international studies – particularly in the areas of trade, law, political, security, and defence studies. Expertise in these topics is valuable for contributing to New Zealand’s understanding of Asia, and better equipping us for the opportunities and challenges in the region. 

If you are keen to know more about how your research interest in Asia can grow and develop your career pathway – the Foundation has a range of offerings that can help.  We’re looking to identify more students who want to apply their knowledge and skill sets to Track II diplomacy, participating in round table dialogues, writing commentaries and opinion pieces, or just kick-starting the conversation on Asia!


All currently enrolled postgraduate students who have registered for the conference are eligible to be considered for the prize.

Submission Guidelines

Students must:

  • include their application conference presentation paper
  • include a scanned copy of their student ID, CV
  • indicate if they wish to apply for the travel grant.

Email your entry to Dr James To by 5pm 1 October, 2017 New Zealand time.

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