Grants and Fellowships

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga presents a range of grants and awards from pre-doctoral through to early, mid-career and senior levels.

Link to the NPM website for all the latest grants and awards opportunities.

All grants and awards are positioned to advance an aspect of our research plan. Priority is given to senior students, and emerging and established researchers involved in Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga research projects and members of our Participating Research Entities. Where possible, support is available to other researchers whose research is relevant to our research plan and contributes to our strategic direction.


Please note that the 2017 -2018 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga summer internships are now closed for applications. This programme is intended for Māori and Indigenous students interested in advancing their skills and capacity in indigenous development research. The next summer internships process will be opened again in mid-2018.

Doctoral Bridging Grants

To provide assistance to candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income during the final stages of completion. It is also for those who have just successfully completed their doctoral studies and who are working on research publications, or engaging in knowledge transfer relating to their research. 

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Awards in Indigenous Development

These awards focus on indigenous graduate study, research and development which will enable New Zealanders working in these areas to research, study, lecture and make presentations in the United States of America. More information to follow soon.

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research in the US in a field of indigenous development. 

Publication Support Grant (PSG)  

For researchers and emerging researchers to publish and/or disseminate their research findings. It is for books, book launches, writing in the Māori language, and other creations including photography and web publications that contribute to Indigenous research development. 

Knowledge Event Support Grants (KESG)

To run events at which research knowledge of a transformative nature is shared among our key audiences. Such events include conferences, symposia, hui, wānanga, colloquium, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions. 

Conference Attendance Grants (CAG)

To support researchers and developing researchers wishing to disseminate their research work at national and international conferences leading to the potential publication of their research findings.