The Robin and Avril Winks Award honors the memory of Robin Winks, Roth Endowment founding Board member and Yale University history professor, and his New Zealander wife, Avril. Project support goes to a Fulbright scholar from New Zealand who is planning on pursuing graduate study in the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 award has been postponed, however we look forward to presenting a new award in 2021.
Our 2019 award went to Carrie Clifford to support her comparative research surrounding mental health and child development in Native American and Māori communities. She is using her Project Support award to fund trips to Native American communities in Colorado as well as to provide access to materials for an intensive course on American Indian history and health at Johns Hopkins University. Upon her return to New Zealand, Carrie plans to complete her PhD in Clinical Psychology in order to work to improve the mental health of Māori natives in Aotearoa.
For a complete list of recipients of the Robin and Avril Winks Award, please consult New Zealand Project Alumni.