CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants

The CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants support New Zealand writers by providing assistance to writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project.

Four Open Research Grants are awarded annually, each with funding of $5,000.

Applications open
9am Thursday 13 May 2021
Applications close 5pm Friday 11 June 2021
Next round
May 2022
The successful recipients for 2020 successful recipients were announced on 28 August 2020. Find out who they are here.

About the Cultural Fund

The Cultural Fund derives its revenue from a 2% share of domestic licensing income and from overseas revenue that is non-title specific. The Cultural Fund invests in people and projects that meet its objectives to:

  • Protect - writers and publishers’ ability to earn revenue from their works;
  • Support – the creation and production of new works and assist the commercial success of New Zealand works;
  • Grow – the number of works created and skills in the industry.

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