Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in any field. At least six awards valued at up to US$31,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.
Closing date: 1 August annually
These awards are available for study or research in any field not covered by one of our other, field-specific Fulbright New Zealand graduate awards.
Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Awards can be used towards the first year of a Masters or PhD programme, or grantees can participate as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR). A VSR allows grantees to spend a year studying or researching on a topic or proposed project in the US, usually as part of a degree programme within New Zealand. This can be an attractive option for those pursuing a graduate degree at a New Zealand institution, when research in the US would supplement or aid their programme. A VSR does not require full graduate school admission into a US institution, and instead requires a letter of invitation from a host institution.