NPM Grants & Awards

We are critically aware of the importance of sharing research outcomes with appropriate communities and audiences, user groups and stakeholders – our Māori communities especially – so positive change can be achieved. We also support student development and excellence and emerging researchers in the field of Indigenous research and build capacity and capability through our programmes, activities and with scholarships, awards and specific training initiatives.

All grants and awards have formal application processes and assessment criteria - check each grant or award's criteria and apply online.

Current Opportunities

Our annual Grants, Awards and Scholarships include:

  • Fulbright-NPM Scholar Award
  • Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award
  • Summer Internships
  • Borrin Foundation Summer Law Internships
  • Conference Attendance Grants
  • Knowledge Event Support Grants
  • Publishing Support Grants
  • Seeding and Scoping Grants
  • Doctoral Completion Grants

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award

Grant Status: 
Open
01/01/2020 - 20:30 to 10/01/2020 - 17:00

Arohamai. Applications for the 2020 Fulbright-NPM Scholar Award are now open

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to lecture and/or conduct research at a US institution in the field of Indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$37,500 is granted each year, towards three to five months of lecturing and/or research.

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award

Grant Status: 
Open
01/01/2020 - 20:30 to 08/02/2020 - 05:00

Applications for the 2020 Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award is now open.

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of Indigenous development.

NPM 2019-2020 Summer Internships

Grant Status: 
Closed
09/12/2019 - 17:00 to 10/16/2019 - 16:00

Student applications for NPM's 2019-2020 Summer Internship programme are now closed. Please check back in 2020 for new internship opportunities.

In 2019 at least 20 internship positions will be selected amd confirmed from 30 project proposals.

Apply for an NPM Summer Internship here! Applications close 16 October!

2019 NPM Knowledge Event Support Grant

Grant Status: 
Closed
06/24/2019 - 18:00 to 08/06/2019 - 17:00

Purpose:This grant is intended to assist with creating an event where research knowledge of a transformative nature is shared among key audiences (communities, policy makers, academics/researchers).  Such events include, but are not limited to, conferences, symposia, community or other hui, wānanga, colloquia, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions.

2019 NPM Conference Attendance Support Grant

Grant Status: 
Closed
06/24/2019 - 18:00 to 08/06/2019 - 17:00

Purpose: To support early career Māori researchers who intend to disseminate their research at a national or international conference leading to the potential publication of their research.

Eligibility: Māori students (post-graduate) and early career researchers (no more than 5 years post-doctorate) at one of NPM's 21 Partners.

2019 NPM Doctoral Completion Grants

Grant Status: 
Closed
06/24/2019 - 18:00 to 08/06/2019 - 16:00

Purpose:  To provide assistance to doctoral candidates to complete and submit their doctoral thesis, or to prepare and publish outputs from their doctoral research.

This grant supports doctoral candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income during this period of completion or publishing.

Eligibility:  For Māori doctoral candidates:

2019 NPM Publication Support Grant

Grant Status: 
Closed
06/24/2019 - 18:00 to 08/06/2019 - 17:00

Purpose: NPM Publication Support Grants have a long and successful history of providing support for Māori researchers to publish and/or disseminate their research findings. The grant is for books, written in the Māori language and other creations including photography and web publications that contribute to Indigenous research development and the research programme of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM).

Borrin-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Legal Research Internship Award

Grant Status: 
Closed
06/24/2019 - 18:00 to 08/06/2019 - 17:00

Calling Legal Scholars and Students - Opportunity for two Māori law research summer interns

Once again, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are proud to partner with the Borrin Foundation, with the support of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa, to offer two Māori law research interns for the summer months of 2019-2020.

The successful Māori law interns will have the opportunity to work on Māori law related 10 week research projects who will be supervised by a Māori law academic and where possible a Māori lawyer. 

Summer Internship Project Applications

Grant Status: 
Closed
06/24/2019 - 18:00 to 08/23/2019 - 17:00

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Research Internship Programme - Call for Research Projects

The programme is intended for Māori students interested in pursuing a career in research. The student will work under the direction and guidance of a senior researcher on an existing research project aligned to the research plan of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. At least 20 internships will be available for the period from 3  December 2019 through to 22 February 2020.

There are two stages in the internship process:

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