This award recognises a major, recent contribution to the development of information technology and computer science in the Waikato.
- Based on science and research publications, patents and science that has led to outcomes that can be or have been objectively assessed and evaluated.
- Ability of the scientist to communicate their research to a wide (lay) audience
- Scientific achievement is judged using international benchmarks by a group of peers
- The award must be spent in such a way to further advance science in the Waikato (e.g., paying to bring in an overseas expert, attending an international conference, visiting overseas research organisations, ups killing in a certain area, etc.) and winners must provide a letter to the Trust within 12 months of receipt of the awards, detailing how the award was used.
- The award will be paid to the individual, unless otherwise agreed between the winner and the Kudos Science Trust.
- The scientist’s career or the science itself must have been conducted principally in the Waikato region.
- All scientists working within the Waikato River catchment are eligible for the awards
- The nominee must have performed or directed the work described.
- The work must have been conducted in the past five (5) years.
- The nominee must have recognised qualifications relative to the award being sought.
- The winner of each award must agree to give a nominated lecture or presentation to a general or high school audience, if requested.
- The winner must be prepared to interact with appropriate news media to publicise the research on which the award is based
- The nominee does not have to be a New Zealand citizen or resident.