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.

Our comprehensive programme of Grants and Awards is for pre-doctoral through to early, mid-career and senior levels. All grants and awards are positioned to build excellent capability and expand capacity in all NPM research platform areas. While in the first instance, capability building is conducted in the context of NPM research projects and programmes, enabling younger and/or emerging researchers to participate with teams and receive research mentoring from our very best researchers, we have the range of awards as outlined below.

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

Current Opportunities
2018 Knowledge Event Support Grant
2018 Conference Attendance Grant
2018 Doctoral Bridging Grant
2018 Publication Support Grant

2018 NPM Knowledge Event Support Grant

Grant Status: 
03/01/2018 - 17:00 to 04/26/2018 - 17:00


Purpose: The NPM Knowledge Event Support Grant is designed to support an event where research knowledge of a transformative nature will be shared amongst key audiences, such as communities, policy makers, academics and researchers.  Events that will be funded include conferences, symposia, community or other hui, wānanga, colloquia, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions.

2018 NPM Publication Support Grant

Grant Status: 
03/01/2018 - 17:00 to 04/26/2018 - 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).

NPM 2017-2018 Summer Internships

Grant Status: 
09/01/2017 - 17:00 to 10/18/2017 - 16:00



Purpose: For students interested in getting some real research experience, working with our researchers over summer. The internship programme is intended to provide experience and support for Māori students interested in pursuing research.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga - 'Kia Ita 2018 Scholarship'

Grant Status: 
09/01/2017 - 16:00 to 10/18/2017 - 16:00


Master Scholarship in Te Reo Māori

Purpose: To support the advancement of Māori Language Revitalisation through;

  1. building capacity and capability
  2. building on and increasing access to a knowledge base
  3. increasing the number of Māori Masters graduates throughout New Zealand.

Tenure: The period of tenure is normally twelve months.

Value: The value of the award will be up to $10,000. There are two Kia Ita Scholarships available.

2017 Whāia NPM Doctoral Excellence Scholarships

Grant Status: 
09/01/2017 - 09:30 to 11/01/2017 - 06:00

Three Year Full Doctoral Scholarship - Stipend and Fees

Purpose:  The Whāia Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Doctoral Excellence Scholarships are for Māori scholars who are undertaking doctoral research that is contributing to one of NPM’s research themes, and are designed to achieve Māori doctoral success through the development and delivery of excellent Māori research.

NPM Seeding and Scoping - Request For Proposals

Grant Status: 
09/01/2017 - 09:00 to 10/25/2017 - 17:00


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is seeking to develop, seed and scope new research that falls within its research themes. We are looking for projects that can contribute to our outcomes and vision, by providing a small contestable fund that will initiate excellent research that has transformative potential. 

We are seeking proposals that support research collaborations between our extensive inter-institutional network of Māori researchers and partners to achieve our collective aspirations. In doing so, we expect projects to be innovative, inspiring, and lead to impact. 

Tohu Puiaki - Doctoral Completion Scholarships

Grant Status: 
09/01/2017 - 05:00 to 10/18/2017 - 16:00

One Year Te Reo Māori Doctoral Completion Scholarship

Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga partnership to build capacity and capability in Māori language research and support revitalisation.


To provide financial assistance and incentive to doctoral candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income to complete their doctoral study and thesis submission. 


Summer Internship Project Applications

Grant Status: 
07/04/2017 - 17:00 to 08/25/2017 - 05:00

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Research Internship Programme

INTERNSHIP PROJECT PROPOSALS CLOSED - Students can apply for Internships from 1st September to 18th October here 

This internship programme is intended to provide experience and support for Māori students interested in pursuing research and building their research capability and capacity.