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

Grant Status: 
Opening and Closing Dates: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 08:00 to Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 17:00


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 Pae and NPM high level research pātai. 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.


10 weeks between 6 December 2021 to 28 February 2022. Actual starting and finishing dates will be determined by the supervisor. 

Funding amount

Up to $6,500 per award.

Closing Date

Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 5:00pm. Applicants will be informed of outcome of their application on or before the 1st December 2021


Application submission is through the online application portal.  The application form and files can be found below. Complete the application form and upload with the required information to the online application portal.