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Available Awards & Grants

Research Awards

The Research awards are annual awards announced at the ASM in May of each year.

Applications open early in the new year with a mail drop announcement and all relevant information about the criteria and process of applications are posted on this webpage.

In 2024, there were two Research awards available to applicants:

  1. NZSSD Emerging Researcher
  2. Pharmaco-i-SENS Award

Applications closed on the 28th of March 2024. Recipients will be announced at the 2024 ASM.

The guidelines for research proposals are included below.

Financial membership of at least 12 months is a pre-requisite.

Additionally, NZSSD also recommends members consider submitting applications to the DNZRF 2024 Diabetes New Zealand Research Foundation Fellowship. Click HERE for more information.

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Registered Nurse Prescribing Development Grants

Registered Nurse Prescribing development grants are a limited source of money set aside to provide financial support to Registered Nurses who wish to undertake additional training to become Registered Nurse Prescribers in Specialist and Primary Care Teams and Registered Nurses who wish to undertake additional training to pursue a Nurse Practitioner pathway. 


There is also a limited financial resource available to support Registered Nurse Prescribers and Nurse Practitioners to attend the Prescribing in Diabetes & Related Conditions meeting.

Eligibility criteria
  • Registered Nurses who have a focus in diabetes care
  • Nurse Practitioners who have a focus in providing diabetes care
  • Current financial member of NZSSD
Grant available and value
  • Two grants of $1,000 each are available per year to support a nurse undertaking a Registered Nurse Prescribing in Specialist and Primary Care Teams practicum
  • Two grants of $2,500 each are available per year to support a nurse undertaking a Nurse Practitioner practicum
  • Six grants of $500 each are available per year to support Registered Nurse Prescribers and Nurse Practitioners to attend the Prescribing in Diabetes & Related Conditions meeting held annually

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Bob Smith Lectureship


Any member can nominate a candidate. The nomination needs a sponsor within the Executive. Members of the executive are happy to be contacted with your recommended nominee's name.

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