New Zealand SAGE Award

New Zealand SAGE Award

No award made since 2020 due to travel restrictions

and changes at SAGE.

Applications for 2024 are open until 15 March 2024.

See here for details and how to apply



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Past New Zealand SAGE Award winners

Year Person University
2020 Tayla Hill Otago
2019 Laura Hughes Victoria
2018 Clarrie Macklin Victoria
2017 Not awarded  - 
2016 Sam Taylor-Offord Victoria
2015 Ashleigh Fromont Auckland
2014 Ben Ross Otago
2013 Anton Gulley Auckland
2012 Not awarded  - 
2011 Richard Davy Victoria
2010 Katharina Unglert Victoria
2009 Not awarded  - 
2008 Jessica Johnson Victoria
2007 Not awarded  - 
2006 Not awarded  - 
2005 Anna Leslie Otago
2004 Not awarded  - 
2003 Emma Davies Canterbury
2002 Michelle Salmon Victoria
2001 Huw Horgan Victoria
2000 Michael Finnemore Canterbury



New Zealand SAGE Award

The Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE), is a unique ‘hands-on' geophysical educational programme held yearly over a four-week period in June/July in New Mexico.  It is conducted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Branch of the Institute of Geophysical and Planetary Physics, University of California.

SAGE aims to enhance the experience and knowledge of students of geophysics in an intense course of geophysical exploration and research that goes beyond classroom-based curricula. Much more than just a summer field camp, SAGE is a complete immersion in geophysics, an educational experience in which students participate in every phase of the field and interpretation programmes.

SAGE participants are chosen globally, and since 2001 one enrolment to participate in SAGE has been available to a student from New Zealand.

Funding for the New Zealand SAGE Award is provided by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, GNS and the EQC.