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.
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.
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aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Library Research Fellowship
This fellowship has not been offered between 2009-2012 due to our recent Wellington building redevelopment.