NZIMLS Conferences Australasian and International Courses/Conferences
International Application Information Scholarship Recipient Reports
  International Terms and Conditions 

The NCSP funds a specific scholarship fund programme in order to support New Zealand laboratory scientists and cytotechnicians reporting cervical cytology to attend conferences and courses. In some years the NCPTS runs a National Training Day, funding New Zealand scientists / cytotechnicians to attend a one-day programme within New Zealand.  In 2024 there will be a National Training Day in the second half of the year. Scholarships will also be offered in 2024 for registration for conferences and courses in 2024. 

Introduction to the NCPTS Scholarship Programme  

NCPTS Scholarships for scientists and technicians providing services to the NCSP in New Zealand are funded by the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) and managed by the NCPTS. There are three categories: 

1. Scholarships for the NZIMLS ASM are awarded in April for the NZIMLS conference in August of the same year.

2. Scholarships for Australasian courses and conferences are awarded in October for events in the next calendar year.

3. Scholarships for International courses and conferences are awarded in October for events in the next calendar year.

Scholarships on offer in 2024 are:
1.   Two scholarships of up to $1000 to cover costs for the NZIMLS ASM for 2024
2.   Two scholarships of up to $3,000 to cover costs for conferences or courses in Australasia in 2024
3. Two scholarships of up to $10000 to cover costs for international conferences or courses outside Australasia in 2024

Scholarships for the NZIMLS ASM are open to practising cytoscientists/cytotechnicians, histoscientists/histotechnicians processing gynaecological histology specimens, and molecular scientists working in HrHPV testing.

Australasian scholarships are open to cytoscientists, cytotechnicians, histoscientists and molecular scientists.

International scholarships are open to cytoscientists, histoscientists, molecular scientists and cytotechnicians with at least 5 years postqualification full-time experience (or equivalent).

Application information and Terms and Conditions can be downloaded from the tabs above.

Previous Australasian and International scholarship recipients have provided  conference/course reports which can be viewed on the tab above.