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Borrin Foundation - Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 2021 Legal Research Internship Award

Grant Status: 
Opening and Closing Dates: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 17:00 to Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 08:00


To provide assistance to Māori students enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution to gain research experience, increase their research skills, and progress their programme of study to successful conclusion. The internship is to focus on researching a legal issue of relevance for a Māori community and be aligned with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) research themes and NPM high level research questions. The intern shall be supervised by an appropriate team consisting of a NPM legal researcher (supervisor) and a practicing Māori lawyer (mentor).


The award is for Māori students enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution in an upper level year of the LLB,  LLM or PhD in Law programme of study.

Who can apply

Any NPM legal researcher (supervisor) based at a NPM Partner entity in collaboration with an eligible student. Students who are interested in applying for this award should discuss doing so with a qualifying supervisor.

Funding amount

Up to $6,500 per award.

Closing Date

Extended until the Wednesday 28th April 2021, 8am


Complete your application using the forms below. Submission of your application will be through our online application portal.