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 Research Grants valued at $5,000 each are available to New Zealand writers wishing to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project. These are bought to you by Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) as part of the CLNZ Cultural Fund.

In 2021, one of the four Research Grants is targeted at diverse writers and diverse and new topics, and writers who propose to write on issues or subjects that are topical in present day Aotearoa.

A broad range of fiction and non-fiction writing projects are eligible for these grants, however some works and projects are excluded so writers are encouraged to check the guidelines carefully. The successful recipients for 2020 were announced on 28 August 2020. Find out who they are here.

Submissions for entries must be made online. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised before the announcement. Successful recipients will be contacted directly and will be publicized widely through CLNZ and NZSA media channels.

**Due to a website disruption during the evening of 10 June, we have extended the CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2021 deadline until 4pm Monday 14 June.**

Applications Now closed
Guide and Criteria Application Guide and Criteria
Next round
May 2022

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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