Rosemary Seymour - Research Award

In 1974 Rosemary Seymour (1919-1984), a sociologist from the Waikato, started a newsletter and a networked group of women interested in women’s studies. This evolved into the Women’s Studies Association (NZ) and in 1985 a fund was established in Seymour's memory.

The WSA (NZ) is a feminist organisation formed to promote radical social change through the medium of women’s studies.  Fundamental to WSA's beliefs is the opinion 'that a feminist perspective necessarily acknowledges oppression on the grounds of race, sexuality, class and disability as well as gender'. The organisation has a focus on addressing oppression of all women including Māori as part of their work and activities

Ref: NZMS 856-65, Scottish Hussars marching team receiving an award, c. 1950-1959, Sir George Grey Special Collections
In 2013 two research grants of $1000 are available - one of which is open to all women, whilst only Māori women are eligible for the second award. Women’s groups can apply for either award.

Applications should be emailed by 31st October 2013. More information about the awards can be found on the organisation's website, as well as details about previous recipients.