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

Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award
Fulbright-NPM Scholar Award
Borrin-NPM Legal Research Internship Award



Masters of Law Scholarship

Grant Status: 
10/12/2018 - 09:30 to 12/04/2018 - 06:00

Call for applications for Master of Laws Scholarship are now closed

Research to create a more accessible, affordable, efficient, fair, and accurate civil justice system in Aotearoa

The University of Otago Legal Issues Centre (UOLIC) and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are offering a one year scholarship for a Māori student to complete a Master of Laws (LLM).

2019 Whāia NPM Doctoral Excellence Scholarships

Grant Status: 
10/08/2018 - 17:30 to 11/26/2018 - 17:00

Purpose: To support Māori doctoral success through development and delivery of excellent Māori students in research contributing to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s research programme and themes.  

Eligibility:For Māori doctoral candidates who are currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a recognised doctoral programme of study and research at a NPM Collaborating Partner. Applicants must not work more than 10 hours per week in paid employment while in receipt of this scholarship.

Knowledge Event Support Grants (KESG)

Grant Status: 
10/08/2018 - 17:00 to 11/26/2018 - 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.

NPM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori

Grant Status: 
06/15/2018 - 16:00 to 08/03/2018 - 17:00

Applications are now closed fore 2018


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is committed to building Māori research capability and capacity and improving Māori research career pathways, and in particular in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. A new and further NPM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) has been created that will contribute towards this goal.

Tohu Puiaki - Doctoral Completion Scholarships

Grant Status: 
05/01/2018 - 05:00 to 06/12/2018 - 16:00

One Year Te Reo Māori Doctoral Completion Scholarship

Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are in 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. 


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.

LSAANZ Conference Attendance Award

Grant Status: 
06/29/2017 - 15:15 to 08/07/2017 - 17:00

Award to assist students attend the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) Conference 2017.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is offering up to 10 small scholarships to assist Māori tertiary students with costs of attending the 2017 LSAANZ conference in Dunedin.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $NZ600 and is designed to assist with conference registration costs, travel costs and/or accommodation.  

To qualify, students must:

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Research Methods and Skills Scholarships

Grant Status: 
09/17/2015 - 16:00 to 10/16/2015 - 16:00

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is pleased to announce its Research Methods and Skills Scholarships via the New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) 2015 November programme. The New Zealand Social Statistics Network is offering 12 short courses in social science research methods, over the period 9th–20th November 2015. Courses take place in Railway West, at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government.

NPM-SCC 2016 Conference Attendance Grant, specifically to attend the Southern Connection Congress Conference 2016

Grant Status: 
08/12/2015 - 16:00 to 09/17/2015 - 16:00

The committee of the Southern Connection Congress and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) invite Māori early career researchers that are wishing to attend the VII Southern Connection Congress 2016, 18 – 23 January, Punta Arenas, Chile to apply for this ‘one off’, special conference attendance grant.

2015 NPM Doctoral Bridging Grants

Grant Status: 
02/20/2015 - 16:00 to 03/27/2015 - 16:00

To provide assistance to candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income during the final stages of completion of their doctorate to complete and submit their doctorate. It is also for those who have recently successfully completed their doctoral studies and working on research publications, or engaging in knowledge transfer relating to their research. Funding amount is up to $3000 per month.