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Scholarships and awards

New Zealand Poet Laureate Award

The award of Poet Laureate celebrates outstanding contributions to New Zealand poetry. For a two year period, the Laureate is supported by the National Library of New Zealand to create new work and promote poetry throughout the country.

How to make a nomination, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Poet Laureate Award

Paul Reynolds Scholarship – The No Numpties Award

In honour of the inspirational internet pioneer and media commentator, LIANZA and the National Library aid an applicant to research or develop specialist digital knowledge or experience at an overseas institution.

How to apply, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Paul Reynolds Scholarship

Lilburn Research Fellowship

This fellowship encourages scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

How to apply, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Lilburn Research Fellowship

The Friends of the Turnbull Library Research Grant

The Friends of the Turnbull Library offer an annual research grant to a researcher who plans to make significant use of the Turnbull Library collections.

How to apply, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Friends Research Grant

Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection Research Grant

The Friends offer a biennial research grant to a researcher who intends to make use of the Dorothy Neal White collection, or the National Children's collection.

How to apply, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Dorothy Neal White Collection Research Grant

Susan Price Scholarship

The Susan Price Scholarship is awarded biannually to a Masters or PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, for research that will make use of the Susan Price Collection.

How to apply, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Susan Price Scholarship

Jean Wright Award

The late Jean Wright, a former Librarian in Charge of the Country Library Service Regional office in Christchurch, established a trust fund to further the library education and training of librarian.

How to apply, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Jean Wright Award

Jack Ilott Oral History Education Operating Fund

Set up thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Jack Ilott, this fund promotes standards in the use of oral history as a means of documenting New Zealand’s past and contemporary history.

How to apply, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Operating Fund

Helen Zwartz Scholarship

The Helen Zwartz Scholarship provides funding to enable a librarian working in a public library serving one of New Zealand’s smaller communities to undertake an internship at the National Library of New Zealand, and receive mentoring from National Library staff.

How to make a nomination, criteria and award terms, and more information about the Helen Zwartz Scholarship

National Library Research Fellowship

This fellowship is in abeyance.