Fund Details
Ensom Prize
Award Amount


The prize is for an essay on a specified topic relating to constructive policy to promote and preserve international peace and goodwill.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance at a value of $1,500

Level of Study: Undergraduate and Postgraduate 

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 30 September (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: Not applicable

Number Available Annually: One

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Applicants must:

a. be undergraduates of the University of Canterbury; or

b. have become eligible to graduate from the University with their first degree not more than 12 months before the closing date for applications for the current round.

Essay Topic(s): Please choose ONE of the following essay topics to write your essay on: 

1) Explain how Russia's invasion of Ukraine is destabilising peace and security around the world and how this might affect New Zealand's foreign policy.


2) Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon once stated that "protecting and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples benefits us all." Explain how the protection and the promotion of the rights of Indigenous Peoples benefits us all and what kind of policies states can develop for this protection and promotion.

(The total length must not exceed 3,000 words)

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

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    • Undergraduate
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          Application Closing Month
          • September
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              Begin Accepting Applications Date:
              5 Aug 2022
              Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
              30 Sep 2022 11:59 PM