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
Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award
Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award

Grant Status: 
01/01/2017 - 20:30 to 10/01/2017 - 17:00

Applications for the next Fulbright-NPM Scholar Award are now open

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to lecture and/or conduct research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$37,500 is granted each year, towards three to five months of lecturing and/or research.

2017 NPM Knowledge Event Support Grant

Grant Status: 
03/23/2017 - 13:15 to 05/02/2017 - 04:00


Purpose: The NPM Knowledge Event Support Grant is designed to support an event where research knowledge of a transformative nature will be shared amongst key audiences, such as communities, policy makers, academics and researchers.  Events that will be funded include conferences, symposia, community or other hui, wānanga, colloquia, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions.

2017 NPM Publication Support Grant

Grant Status: 
03/23/2017 - 13:00 to 05/02/2017 - 04:00


Purpose: NPM Publication Support Grants have a long and successful history of providing support for Māori researchers to publish and/or disseminate their research findings. The grant is for books, written in the Māori language and other creations including photography and web publications that contribute to Indigenous research development and the research programme of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM).

Tohu Puiaki - Doctoral Completion Scholarship

Grant Status: 
12/20/2016 - 17:00 to 02/28/2017 - 16:00

Please note that applications for the 2017 Tohu Puiaki Scholarships are now closed

Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga partnership to build capacity and capability in Māori language research and support revitalisation.


To provide financial assistance and incentive to doctoral candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income to complete their doctoral study and thesis submission. 


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.