NZGS International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

The intent of the NZGS-ICEGE Scholarships is to support participation of young geotechnical professionals at 7ICEGE, which will be held in Rome, Italy, between 17 and 20 June 2019. The value of the award is expected to approximately cover the successful applicants registration fees, travel and accommodation costs. Up to four awards each to the value of $5,000 are intended to be made.

Geotechnical professionals resident in New Zealand, or New Zealand citizens resident overseas, who completed their undergraduate degrees during 2011 or later are eligible for the scholarship. In addition, the candidate must have an abstract and paper accepted for 7ICEGE. 

Any person wishing to be considered for the award of an NZGS-7ICEGE Scholarship should forward an expression of interest letter to the NZGS Secretary upon being informed that their abstract has been accepted. Judging for the scholarship awards will be completed by the undersigned based on an assessment of their paper abstract, the technical merit and overall quality of their final paper, academic record, work experience (if applicable) and overall good character of the applicant.

Payment of the scholarship to the successful applicants will be made upon NZGS receiving confirmation that their final paper has been accepted by the conference organising committee, and, that such applicant has paid their conference registration fees.

All further inquiries and applications for any future ICEGE Scholarships should be directed via email to the NZGS Secretary (

In 2018/19 a $5,000 award was made to each of the following:

  • Maxim Millen (University of Canterbury)
  • Baqer Asadi (University of Auckland)
  • Ribu Dhakal (University of Canterbury)
  • Gislaine Pardo (University of Auckland)

A $3,000 value “Highly Commended” scholarship was also been made to Aimee Rhodes (University of Canterbury).

All five recipients will present their papers at the 7ICEGE Conference and will write a conference report on their return for publication in Geomechanics News.