Acquiring the status of Fellow or Life Fellow means that the New Zealand Geographical Society (NZGS) recognises and acknowledges individuals who have made a significant contribution to any of the fields of geographic education, practice or research in New Zealand. While joining the NZGS provides members with collegial and vibrant networking opportunities, access to the latest research (including the New Zealand Geographer), webinars and discussion groups, sounding boards for new ideas, and opportunities to share understanding of ‘our place’, it’s the Fellows who have led these activities. Having the status of a Fellow recognises this and proves that your record of achievement in the discipline has been scrutinised and endorsed by your peers. Fellows may use the acronym FNZGS on business cards, labels etc. They are eligible to attend NZGS Fellows’ dinners and other prestigious occasions, are involved in nominating other members as Fellows and identifying potential ‘Life Fellows’.
How to Become a Fellow
To be appointed as a Fellow, a geographer must be a member of the NZGS, and either a leader in teaching, practicing or researching geography in New Zealand, or have made a significant contribution to the field of geography (that is, have a sufficient and demonstrated involvement in geography or allied subject through training, professional work, research, publications or other work of a similar nature), and/or had not less than five years continuous commitment and service to the NZGS or the New Zealand Board of Geography Teachers (NZBoGT), or similar international organisation. Retired geographers are also encouraged to apply.
Guidelines for the Fellow's nomination / application can be downloaded here.
Applicants are welcome to pay the 2019 Fellow Subscription in advance from here.