CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants

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.

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.

Applications for 2024 have now closed. Successful recipients will be contacted directly and will be publicised widely through CLNZ and NZSA media channels. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised before the announcement.

To learn more about previous recipients, and how this award benefitted them, click here.

Applications open Friday 10 May, 9am
Applications close Friday 7 June, 4pm
Application Criteria Application Criteria
How to apply Applications for 2024 have now closed.

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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