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 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award
2018 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award
2018 Tohu Puiaki - Doctoral Completion Scholarships

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. 

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.

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:

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)