New Zealand Scholar Awards
New Zealand academics, artists or professionals are invited to apply for a Scholar Award to undertake research and/or lecture in the US. Awards valued at up to US$37,500 are granted each year, towards three to five months of lecturing and/or research.
Scholar Awards aren’t just for academics – we encourage professionals, artists and other leaders to apply. There are a large variety of US institutions who host Scholar award recipients – universities or colleges, museums, non-profits, think-tanks or any organisation with a research or lecturing component.
Fulbright New Zealand offers two categories of NZ Scholar Awards:
- Fulbright NZ Scholar Awards – awards for New Zealanders to lecture and/or research in any field – read more and apply below
- Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award – one award annually, for a New Zealander in any field with a focus on indigenous development – go to the Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award page
Read or download our new Fulbright NZ Scholar Brochure here (PDF 440kb), or read our article: Did you know – Information for NZ Scholar applicants.
Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards
Fulbright NZ Scholar Awards are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to lecture and/or conduct research at US institutions. Awards valued at up to US$37,500 are granted each year, towards three to five months of lecturing and/or research.
Closing date: 1 October annually
These awards are available for lecturing and/or research in any field, at any US institute. These awards are not intended for the main purpose of studying for American degrees, completing doctoral dissertations, or attending conferences.
Funding (including travel) for grantees receiving full income from their home institution ranges from US$15,000 for 3 months up to US$27,000 for 5 months.
Funding (including travel) for grantees receiving no or partial income from their home institution ranges from US$21,000 for 3 months up to US$37,500 for 5 months.
These ranges start with base funding for the grantee and increase to amounts including additional funding for dependents. For more information, check the Entitlements tab below, or for details on the full range of entitlements, contact Lauren@fulbright.org.nz.
Fulbright New Zealand Scholars can be hosted by any eligible US institute. We have a partnership with The Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC which is willing to host Fulbright New Zealand Scholars in any suitable field.