NPM grant Type


Opening and Closing Dates

25 Mar 2024 to 29 Apr 2024


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is Aotearoa’s only Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) that is funded by New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Commission and hosted by The University of Auckland. Our mission is to nurture Māori researchers to undertake excellent, impactful research that accelerates flourishing Māori futures. Our research is focused on bringing positive change and transformation to Māori, the nation, and the global Indigenous community. The NPM Matakitenga research fund supports research projects that contribute to our overall mission and specific outcomes in our Matakitenga Research Framework


We invite research applications aligned across our Matakitenga Research Framework – this year priority will be given to Pae Auaha applications (our Te Ao Māori data and digital technologies domain). The lead applicant must be a Māori researcher employed at a NPM Partner Entity - we welcome applications from new and emerging researchers. The wider team must be multi-institutional and can include community-based partners. The lead applicant should expect to participate in at least one NPM Rangahau Wānanga.


Applicants must be prepared to spend their fully allocated budget by 31st December 2025 and complete all project objectives.


The total funding pool is $500,000. We expect to support projects valued between $10-$60k. Proposals for full projects and to seed or scope research are invited.

Closing Date

Monday 29th April 2024 5:00pm

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted through the NPM application portal. The online portal will be open on the Monday 25th March 2024. Application forms and templates are below.

Information Webinar

We invite you to register for an information webinar facilitated by the NPM Pou Matarua Co-Directors 1:30pm, Wednesday 10th April 2024. Please register here.


For application queries please email:

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