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The Barrie Edwards & Rod Kennedy scholarship is one of the most significant awards offered by the NZIMLS. The award provides support for attendance at an international or national scientific meeting up to a maximum value of $7,500.

Applications for this prestigious scholarship are invited from Fellows, Members and Associate Members of the NZIMLS. Applicants must be current financial members of the NZIMLS and have been a financial member for at least two concurrent years prior to application. To be eligible applicants must make an oral or poster presentation as 1st author at their nominated scientific meeting.

All applications will be considered by a panel consisting of the President and Vice-President of the NZIMLS and the Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science. All applications will be judged on professional and academic merit and the authors participation in the profession in NZ. The panel's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Application is by letter and all correspondence should be addressed to:

NZIMLS Executive Officer
PO Box 505
Rangiora 7440

One scholarship prize is awarded in each calendar year and the closing date is and December 20th in any given year.

In your application letter please provide the following details:

  • Full name, professional position, work address, email address and contact phone number
  • The length of time you have been a financial member of the NZIMLS
  • The conference you wish to attend - please provide dates
  • A budget comprising airfares, conference registration and accommodation costs
  • The abstract of your intended oral or poster presentation and whether it has been accepted for presentation (proof required)
  • Your intentions to publish your results
  • State briefly your history of participation in the profession over the last 5 years
  • State the reasons why you wish to attend your nominated scientific meeting

Successful applicants will be required to provide a full written report on return which will be published in the Journal. If not intended to publish elsewhere, successful applicants will be required to submit their study results for consideration by the New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science.


Previous Recipients

To Attend


Jacquie Wright
ESR, Upper Hutt

VTEC Meeting, Florence, Italy 2018


Rebecca O'Toole
Wellington SCL, Haematology

European Haematology Association (EHA) Conference, Amsterdam, 13-16 June 2019


Maxine Reed
Aotea Pathology

Oral Presentation at the
AACC Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA July 2015


Julie Creighton
Canterbury Health Laboratories

Poster Presentation at the
ICAAC 2014
Washington DC, USA


Holly Perry
Programme Leader BMLSc,
School of Applied Science
AUT University, Auckland

Oral Presentation at the
American Association of Blood Banks
Conference, Boston USA 2012


Bernard Chambers
Haematology Department
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland

Poster Presentation at the
IBMS Biomedical Science Congress 2011
United Kingdom


Sandy Woods
Canterbury Health Laboratories

Oral Presentation at the
NZIMLS / AIMS South Pacific Congress 2011
Gold Coast, Australia



NZIMLS Research Grant

A Research Grant of up to $5,000.00 is available to applicants who:

  • Have been a member of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (Inc.) for a minimum period of two years
  • Are currently employed in an IANZ accredited laboratory
  • Have fully completed the Application Form (below)

Applicants are encouraged to supply a final written report to the NZIMLS Journal Editor (within 12 months of completion of the project) for consideration of publication in the Journal of Medical Laboratory Science.

The decision of the NZIMLS Council on the awarding of Grants is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Application for the NZIMLS Research Grant is to be completed in full on this form:

pdf NZIMLS Research Grant Application Form (0.25MB). (Download and print)

pdf NZIMLS Research Grant Application Form (with... (0.31MB) (fill in online, save and email)

Forward your completed application to:

The Executive Officer
Fran van Til
PO Box 505
Rangiora 7440



Previous Recipients



Jacquie Leaman
Canterbury SCL

Prevalence testing for Mycoplasma genitalium and Trichomonas vaginalis on Hologics Panther platform”.