Student research scholarship
The New Zealand Timber Design Society (TDS) is happy to offer two research scholarships for students actively involved with timber engineering and research. Successful recipient(s) will receive financial assistance ($3,000.00 each) to undertake research in any field related to timber design in any New Zealand tertiary institution. A condition is that, at the end of the term, the recipient shall produce a publication relating to the research undertaken, suitable for publishing in the Society’s journal.
Professional Development Grants
With global warming and climate change policies, the need for well-designed timber structures, especially those made with mass timber elements, has been rising. Given the fundamental differences between timber and other materials and the fact that many aspects of timber design are not covered by standards and guidelines, there is room to improve the professional skills of practising engineers when it comes to timber design. The New Zealand Timber Design Society (TDS) is happy to offer professional development grants for practising engineers actively involved with timber design. Successful recipient(s) will receive financial assistance covering enrollment fees for timber design courses.