The Earle Travel Fellowships in Technology

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The Earle Travel Fellowships are for the support and encouragement of young food technologists and professional engineers. They aim to increase knowledge and skills through overseas experience, from which the Fellow will return with enhanced ability to improve technology in New Zealand.

The development of creativity and the generation of new product or process ideas for practical application are important elements in the concept of the Fellowships.

The Fellow will study or gain practical experience overseas in either:

product development and innovation management, or

process development in bio-processing or food processing.

In 2010, one Fellowship of up to $10,000 will be awarded; (the amount may be increased to $15,000 under special circumstances). The Fellowship is tenable with other awards, but account will be taken of the aggregate circumstances of the individual and of the desirability of using available funds to the best advantage.

The Fellow will be overseas for a maximum of three months within twelve months of the Fellowship being awarded. They must agree to return to New Zealand and work for at least one year in New Zealand.

The applicants must be under 40 years of age, and employed in one of New Zealands technological industries (products or services), or an associated research organisation, and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents with at least three years proven residence in New Zealand immediately preceding the year of selection. Applicants must be professional members of either the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology or IPENZ.

In considering each Fellowship application, the Fellowship Committee shall take into account:

practical relevance of the proposed trip to New Zealand technological industries (products or services)

possible outcomes of the trip for innovative technologies and exports

companys/research organisations support for the trip

ability and previous experience of the candidate

creativity and innovative ability shown by the candidate.

The closing date for applications is Saturday 8 May 2010.

To download an application form please visit

www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/forms/pdfs/earle_travel_fellowship_application_form.pdf

Susie McCutcheon
Director Operations
dir-ops@ipenz.org.nz

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