The 2016 fellowship
The Margaret Blackwell Fellowship for 2016 is now closed. The successful applicant will be announced soon. NZCER administers the fellowship on behalf of a trust.
Who is eligible?
It is open to current practitioners in the broad field of early childhood education in New Zealand. Those eligible to apply are:
- Teachers, supervisors and workers from all sectors of early childhood education
- Lecturers in appropriate disciplines in tertiary institutions.
- Ministry of Education personnel and those in an education agency, working in early childhood education.
The travel study fellowship is offered for the purposes of:
- Preserving the memory of Margaret May Blackwell as an early childhood educator of note.
- Promoting ongoing study and research of the development, practice, organisation, and philosophy of early childhood education;
- Providing opportunity to study in other countries, in areas of interest with relevance, national significance and benefit to New Zealand;
- Permitting people of calibre and expertise in the area of early childhood education to have the opportunity to travel and to study overseas.
The criteria for selection will include:
- Extent to which the area of interest is relevant to early childhood education in New Zealand. The applicant needs to provide a clear rationale for the choice of topic and country or countries.
- Extent to which the activities to be undertaken while overseas are worthwhile and relevant.
- Potential for benefit to the early childhood education sector in New Zealand, including quality of plans for dissemination.
- Applicant has relevant experience in the topic area and demonstrated ability to gain professional benefit from the fellowship.
For inquiries please contact NZCER communications manager Sarah Boyd