Student grants from LSNZ
Student Conference Grant
The Chris Corne monopod travel award is given by the Linguistic Society of NZ to students who present a paper at Linguistic Society of NZ conferences (including Language and Society conferences). It pays half of the receipted transport costs from the NZ university at which the student is based to the conference. To receive the award students should present the relevant page from the conference programme and a copy of the receipt for the travel to the Treasurer of the Society (firstname.lastname@example.org) after the conference at which they have presented. The award will be made at the discretion of the Treasurer.
The award pays for one leg of the two legs of a journey to a lingsoc conference. Hence monopod.
Why Chris Corne? Chris Corne was a member of the French Department of the University of Auckland, a world-leading creolist specialising in French Creoles and, for a long period, editor of Te Reo. At one lingsoc conference in Christchurch he was sitting on a wall at a Hall of Residence with friends in the evening having an after conference breather. He jumped down from the wall on the other side of it into the dark, mistaking the distance below and a plaintive cry for help was heard. Colleagues thought he was having fun but regrettably he had broken his leg. He had the leg set and went home the next day by plane having reached the entrance to the plane by lift platform in a wheelchair.
Some years later he was trying out one of his children’s skateboards and again broke a leg. He became a monopod twice, as well as being an outstanding linguist, as can be seen from the essays and tributes in Te Reo volume 44 which was dedicated to him. The award also remembers him. (Text: Kon Kuiper)
The Terry Crowley Memorial Travel Award
The Terry Crowley Memorial Travel Award is available to linguistics thesis students (Masters & PhD) enrolled at a NZ university who are paid-up members of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand. The award pays half of the receipted transport costs from the NZ university at which the student is based to another NZ university where they give an oral presentation about their thesis research. To receive the award, the thesis student needs to submit to the Treasurer of the Society (email@example.com):
- an abstract of the talk presented
- a supporting e-mail from the department where they are studying
- a supporting e-mail from the department that hosted the talk
- a copy of the receipt for the airfare
The award will be made at the discretion of the Treasurer. The number of awards a student can apply for will initially be capped at one per year.