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 that will benefit New Zealand, funded by one of the country's most generous philanthropic family foundations, The Todd Foundation.
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and have 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.
1 March at 5pm (NZ time)