NPM Grants & Awards

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga offers a range of grants and awards to to researchers across the NPM network and to post graduate and doctoral students.

These grants and awards, many offered in partnership with our collaborators, support student development, emerging researchers and leading Māori researchers in the field of Māori and Indigenous research.

We announce our awards through our email distribution and social media chanels when they are open.

All grants and awards have formal application processes and assessment criteria.

NPM New Horizons Summer Internships 2021-2022

Grant Status: 
10/18/2021 - 11:15 to 11/01/2021 - 17:00

The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Māori (NPM) Futures Programme supports promising Māori students as a means to growing an expert and capable Māori researcher workforce for Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme is about growing tomorrow’s Māori research leaders who are able to set and pursue strong research directions to produce knowledge, foundational to building a flourishing future for Māori. Our internship programme is a successful and long-standing strategy that NPM uses to achieve this goal. Some of our earlier interns have pursued doctoral and post-doctoral studies; joined impactful research teams in the National Science Challenges; found academic or professional research roles in organisations like Universities and Crown Research Institutions; or founded their own research consultancies. Ours is an excellent programme.

Borrin Foundation - Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 2021 Legal Research Internship Award

Grant Status: 
10/18/2021 - 08:00 to 11/03/2021 - 17:00


To provide assistance to Māori students enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution to gain research experience, increase their research skills, and progress their programme of study to successful conclusion. The internship is to focus on researching a legal issue of relevance for a Māori community and be aligned with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) research Pae and NPM high level research pātai. The intern shall be supervised by an appropriate team consisting of a NPM legal researcher (supervisor) and a practicing Māori lawyer (mentor).