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
Internship Project Applications
Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga - 'Kia Ita 2017 Scholarship'

Grant Status: 
12/20/2016 - 16:00 to 02/28/2017 - 16:00

Please note that applications for the 2017 Kia Ita Scholarships are now closed

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.

NPM 2016-2017 Summer Internships

Grant Status: 
09/22/2016 - 17:00 to 10/24/2016 - 16:00

Please note that 2016-2017 Summer Internship Applications are now closed

Purpose: This internship programme is intended to provide experience and support for Māori students interested in pursuing research.

The Interns will work under the direction and guidance of a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Investigator on a research project aligned to the research themes and programme of NPM. At least Fifteen internships will be available for the period December 2016 through to the end of February 2017.

NPM Seeding and Scoping - Request For Proposals

Grant Status: 
07/29/2016 - 07:30 to 10/03/2016 - 17:00


Applications for this opportunity are now closed for 2016. Please contact NPM if you have any queries.

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

NPM Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Grant Status: 
06/15/2016 - 16:00 to 08/03/2016 - 17:00

Applications for this opportunity are now closed for 2016.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is committed to building Māori research capability and capacity and improving Māori research career pathways.

Three new NPM Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRFs) have been created that will contribute towards this goal (Note: Online Aplication Form below)

2016 Whāia NPM Doctoral Excellence Scholarships

Grant Status: 
03/01/2016 - 16:00 to 04/26/2016 - 16:00


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.