The representative body for New Zealand’s eight universities.
The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee website.
These awards are intended to support projects that promote excellence, have a wide franchise, and encourage the development of new concepts, technology or research which will benefit New Zealand.
The funds for these awards are provided by the income from a substantial gift from the Todd Corporation Ltd. to the Todd Foundation.
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, or hold New Zealand permanent residency, and must hold a university degree or diploma.
The value of each award varies - they can be between $2,000 and $8,000 for one year.
The number of awards made each year varies.