2020 Call for Award Applications

Applications are open for the Annual NZSEE Awards. This year we have made a number of changes to the awards criteria. Full details can be found on the Award pages of the website.

Applications for all Awards close 5pm Friday 21st February 2020. Awards should be submitted directly to the Executive Officer at exec@nzsee.org.nz

Awards include:

NZSEE Seismic Resilience Award for Design to Achieve Low Damage during Earthquakes

Low Damage Design case study projects are sought that have the objective of providing a low damage outcome in an earthquake event. The judges will consider the performance of the building, bridge, wharf or any other facility submitted with respect to:

  • Structure
  • Soil/foundation/structure interaction
  • Non-structural elements
  • Building services.

All entries received will be on public display at the Annual NZSEE Conference in Wellington, 22-24 April 2020, and digital copies will be displayed online.

For further details click here.


QuakeCoRE/NZSEE Women Leaders in Earthquake Engineering Award

This award is to recognise younger academic and professional women for ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit in the field of earthquake engineering.  It is awarded to recognise and honour an individual who has been involved in industry-leading innovative solutions to problems in earthquake engineering.  The individual should be in the developing or expanding stage of her career. The intent of the award is to support increased participation of women in leadership roles in earthquake engineering. It is expected the awardee pass this intent forward through outreach and mentorship to other young women to further enhance diversity in the field of Earthquake Engineering.

For further details click here.


EQC/NZSEE Ivan Skinner Award

For the advancement of earthquake engineering research and practice in New Zealand.

The objective of this award is to advance the common interest of the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Incorporated (NZSEE) in promoting research to practice outcomes, which reduce the impacts of earthquakes on New Zealand communities.

For further details click here.


NZSEE Research Scholarship

The objectives of the scholarship are to promote research in earthquake engineering and encourage students of high ability to continue advanced studies in earthquake engineering.

Applicants should be pursuing a full-time course of study towards a post-graduate qualification at a New Zealand institution including research relevant to the mission of the NZSEE, which is to gather, shape and apply knowledge to reduce the impact of earthquakes on our communities.

For further details click here.


For more information on all Awards click on the links above.

Please note that no award may be given for any particular category at the discretion of the NZSEE and award committees. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into.