NatCon Travel Grant

SpecFicNZ – NatCon Travel Grant

SpecFicNZ is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for grants from the Travel Fund for SpecFicNZ members to attend LexiCon, the 38th SFFANZ National Science Fiction and Fantasy convention, being held at Suncourt Hotel, Taupo Queens Birthday Weekend, 2 – 4 June 2017.

The Travel Grant is intended to assist SpecFicNZ members who are attendees of the NatCon with financial assistance to cover costs associated with travel and/or accommodation that might otherwise prevent them from attending the convention.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. There will be up to 6 recipients of the grant.
    1. The amount granted will be $200 per recipient for recipients who are resident in the North Island of New Zealand and $300 per recipient for recipients who are resident in the South Island of New Zealand (or other New Zealand islands, or elsewhere).
    2. The total grant pool shall be NZ$1500
    3. Recipients must reside outside the Taupo area at the time of the convention.
  2. Members of the SpecFicNZ and/or Lexicon Con-Committee are excluded from eligibility.
  3. A minimum of one grant for each island (North, South or elsewhere) will be reserved for those who are students and/or unwaged.
  4. Eligible recipients must be members of SpecFicNZ and either a. intending to become a full member of Lexicon (attending at least 2 days of the con) or b. have already registered as a convention member.
  5. Funds will be paid by electronic transfer to the recipient’s nominated New Zealand bank account not less than 30 days prior to the first day of Lexicon and payment is subject to eligibility being confirmed.
  6. In the event that this grant is repeated in future years, no person will be eligible to receive the grant more than once in any five (5) year period.

Applications need to be made in writing email specficnz@gmail.com and include the following information:

Subject:

LexiCon Travel Fund

Name:

Yours (if you are applying for yourself) or the name of the person you are nominating

Member of the Con?

Have you already registered as an attendee? (Yes/No)

If ‘No’ are you planning on attending?

Yes/No

Are you a current member of SpecFicNZ?

Yes/No

Are you currently a student (secondary or tertiary) and/or unwaged?

Yes/No

Will you be resident in the North Island at the time of the convention?

City/town of residence (if not known – current city/town of residence)

Will you be resident in the South Island at the time of the convention?

City/town of residence (if not known – current city/town of residence)

Will you be resident elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas at the time of the con?

Please provide details

What would attending LexiCon mean to you (or the person you are nominating)

100 words or less.