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.

All grants and awards have formal application processes and assessment criteria - check each grant or award's criteria and apply online.

Current Opportunities

2019 Seed and Scope Research Opportunities
NPM-New Horizons for Womens Trust 2019 Research Award

NPM Seeding and Scoping - Request For Proposals

Grant Status: 
03/14/2019 - 09:00 to 06/30/2019 - 16:00


Our Call for new Seed and Scope Research proposals has opened - we will hold hui to discuss ideas, answer questions and assist; but applications must be in by 30 June 2019.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is again developing new seed and scope research that contributes to its research programme and outcomes. We will develop and commence research projects that contribute to our outcomes and vision, by providing a small contestable fund for our researchers (research partner network) that will initiate excellent research that has transformative potential. 

Masters of Law Scholarship

Grant Status: 
10/12/2018 - 09:30 to 12/04/2018 - 06:00

Call for applications for Master of Laws Scholarship are now closed

Research to create a more accessible, affordable, efficient, fair, and accurate civil justice system in Aotearoa

The University of Otago Legal Issues Centre (UOLIC) and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are offering a one year scholarship for a Māori student to complete a Master of Laws (LLM).

2019 Whāia NPM Doctoral Excellence Scholarships

Grant Status: 
10/08/2018 - 17:30 to 11/26/2018 - 17:00

Purpose: To support Māori doctoral success through development and delivery of excellent Māori students in research contributing to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s research programme and themes.  

Eligibility:For Māori doctoral candidates who are currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a recognised doctoral programme of study and research at a NPM Collaborating Partner. Applicants must not work more than 10 hours per week in paid employment while in receipt of this scholarship.

2019 NPM Knowledge Event Support Grant

Grant Status: 
10/08/2018 - 17:00 to 11/26/2018 - 17:00

Purpose:This grant is intended to assist with creating an event where research knowledge of a transformative nature is shared among key audiences (communities, policy makers, academics/researchers).  Such events include, but are not limited to, conferences, symposia, community or other hui, wānanga, colloquia, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions.

2019 NPM Conference Attendance Support Grant

Grant Status: 
10/08/2018 - 17:00 to 11/26/2018 - 17:00

Purpose: To support early career Māori researchers who intend to disseminate their research at a national or international conference leading to the potential publication of their research.

Eligibility: Māori students (post-graduate) and early career researchers (no more than 5 years post-doctorate) at one of NPM's 21 Partners.

2019 NPM Doctoral Completion Grants

Grant Status: 
10/08/2018 - 17:00 to 11/26/2018 - 16:00

Purpose:  To provide assistance to doctoral candidates to complete and submit their doctoral thesis, or to prepare and publish outputs from their doctoral research.

This grant supports doctoral candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income during this period of completion or publishing.

Eligibility:  For Māori doctoral candidates:

Borrin-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Legal Research Internship Award

Grant Status: 
09/17/2018 - 16:00 to 10/17/2018 - 16:00

Calling Legal Scholars and Students - Opportunity for two Māori law research summer interns

Once again, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are proud to partner with the Borrin Foundation, with the support of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa, to offer two Māori law research interns for the summer months of 2018-2019.

The successful Māori law interns will have the opportunity to work on Māori law related 10 week research projects who will be supervised by a Māori law academic and where possible a Māori lawyer. 

NPM 2018-2019 Summer Internships

Grant Status: 
09/03/2018 - 17:00 to 10/10/2018 - 16:00

NPM's 2018-2019 Summer Internship applications are now closed. Please check back again next year.

There were 27 projects available for students to select from and at least 20 internship positions available. Applicants input will be used to match applications for an internship to a summer research project.

Apply for an NPM Summer Internship

Summer Internship Project Applications

Grant Status: 
08/01/2018 - 16:00 to 08/20/2018 - 17:00

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Research Internship Programme - Call for Research Projects are now closed for 2018

The programme is intended for Māori students interested in pursuing a career in research. The student will work under the direction and guidance of a senior researcher on an existing research project aligned to the research plan of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. At least 20 internships will be available for the period from 3  December 2018 through to 22 February 2019.

There are two stages in the internship process: