Applications for the 2025 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award are now open!
The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development.
One award valued at up to US$50,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) is granted annually for up to one year of study or research in the US. Students undertaking multi-year Masters or PhD degrees have the opportunity to apply for additional funding of up to US$40,000 towards their second year of study.
This award is offered in partnership with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, the Māori Centre of Research Excellence funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and hosted by the University of Auckland.
The award is available for study or research that fits within and contributes to the NPM Research Programme and NPM’s priorities and themes.
Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Awards can be used towards a Masters or PhD programme, or grantees can participate as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR). A VSR allows grantees to spend between 6-12 months studying or researching 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.