The goal of the Field Research Awards is to support research by New Zealand students on development issues of relevance to the New Zealand Aid Programme and to foster capacity of future New Zealand development professionals.

The awards are provided to NZ citizens or permanent residents who undertake field research of 4+ weeks as part of their post-graduate study. The awards fund field research costs up to $4000 for Masters and up to $6000 for PhD.

The funding prioritises research in the Pacific, but is open to other eligible research locations and themes (as below) that line up with the New Zealand Aid Programme Strategic Plan 2015-19 [PDF, 3.4 MB].

Any questions regarding requirements for applications should be directed to one of the following DevNet steering committee members:

Kelly Dombroski  kelly.dombroski@canterbury.ac.nz 
Regina Scheyvens  R.A.Scheyvens@massey.ac.nz 
John Overton   john.overton@vuw.ac.nz

Applications are due by 10 November 2017 to Research@mfat.govt.nz

Further details on the awards can be found in the application form, regulations and eligible research & themes below:

Application Form 2018 [DOCX, 83 KB]

Eligible Research Location and Themes 2018 [DOCX, 123 KB]

Award Regulations 2018 [DOCX, 104 KB]