Prize details

Holmes Prize in Public Policy

Value:

$1,000 per annum

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

In honour of the late Sir Frank Holmes, Professor of Economics and founder of the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria, this prize is awarded via the Victoria University Foundation for the best research paper or thesis of 30 points or more in the Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Management or Master of Strategic Studies programmes on an issue of public policy or public management of importance to New Zealand.

Information

This prize was established via the Victoria University Foundation in honour of the late Sir Frank Holmes, Professor of Economics and founder of the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria.

1. The prize is awarded for the best research paper or thesis of 30 points or more in the Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Management or Master of Strategic Studies programmes on an issue of public policy or public management of importance to New Zealand.

2. All papers/theses that have been completed in the previous 12 months and meet the criteria in Clause 1 will be considered for the award.

3. The prize may be held in conjunction with another award.

4. The prize is open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, and to overseas students.

5. If no paper/thesis is regarded as worthy of selection in any one year, the funds will be held over for subsequent years. If more than one applicant is chosen as the winner, the value of the Prize will be calculated on the basis of the funds available.

6. The winner of the prize must agree to the Institute of Policy Studies having the right to publish all or part of his/her research paper or thesis, subject to the Institute's publishing policies.

7. The judges will be the Head of School of Government, Programme Directors and the Director of the Institute of Policy Studies.

8. The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded appropriately.