Prize details

Joan Mattingley and Charles Cameron Trust Travel Award


$20,000 (subject to available funds)

Closing date:

No application required


This award is open to undergraduate, Hons, postgraduate or PhD students for travel expenses, studying under the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, or New Zealand School of Music.


This award came from a Bequest from Dr Joan Mattingley who graduated with a PhD in Biological Chemistry in 1977. Her husband Charles Cameron had a lifelong interest in music. The award provide funds at the discretion of the Victoria University Foundation for travel overseas or within New Zealand to students of music and chemistry in alternate years.

Students will be chosen by relevant academics in each school in the relevant year of awarding. The award will be offered on the recommendation of a selection panel comprising Deans and senior staff of the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and the New Zealand School of Music in the relevant year. Where Selection Panel considers there is no candidate of sufficient merit, an award will not be offered. If a prize is not awarded, the funds may be used in a subsequent year.

Recipients will be asked to write a letter of thanks, which will then be forwarded appropriately.