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Opening and Closing Dates

2023 Jul 07 to 2023 Jul 31

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Whakaaweawe Grant Round


CLOSING DATE 31st July 2023, 5.00PM

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is inviting applications for our Whakaaweawe Impact and Transformation Grants for 2023.


NPM Whakaaweawe Impact and Transformation Grant supports Māori researchers employed at a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) partner entity to achieve impact and transformational research outcomes and knowledge sharing pathways that harness connectedness with research partners and communities; and shares and promotes research uptake and impact.


Types of activities supported by this grant might include those that lead to scholarly books, journal articles, and other nationally and internationally published outputs and presentations that offer new, recovered, or reinterpreted knowledge. They might also include individual or collective outputs that may be embodied in the form of artistic works, performances, designs, policies, or processes that lead to impact and transformation.

Examples of what the grant might be used for include: publication and final editing costs; Open Access expenses; hosting or attending an in-person event, hui, wānanga or conference for the purposes making presentations; creating digital assets including film, photography, infographics, illustrations; creating interactive experiences such as board games and exhibitions; and creating performative or artistic articulations of research findings such as film and compositions.

Successful applicants in the past have used this grant to support research outputs that have included books, journal articles, free online resources, app development, performance of haka, translation of existing work into te reo Māori for publication, and to attend and present research at conferences.


The lead applicant must be a Māori researcher employed at an NPM partner entity.


Applicants must be prepared to spend their fully allocated budget by 30th June 2024 and complete all project objectives.


We expect to support a mix of 10-15 projects, valued up to $3,000 and larger projects up to $7,000, from a total funding pool of $60,000 NZD.

For applicants seeking support to attend an academic conference, the maximum that may be applied for is $2,500 and may be used to cover registration at online or in-person conferences, travel and accommodation.

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