Scholarships and awards

Read about the scholarships and awards available through the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga Aotearoa


Detail of Alexander Turnbull Library Bookplate, 1951, Reginald George James Berry

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.
Spines of books in the Dorothy Neal White collection

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.

Helen Zwartz Scholarship

The Helen Zwartz Scholarship provides funding for librarians or staff working in a public library serving one of NZ’s smaller communities or Māori and Pacific communities, to undertake a residency at the National Library of New Zealand.
'Editor' portable reel to reel tape recorder

Jack Ilott Oral History Education Operating Fund

Funding to promote the standards in the use of oral history.
Country Library Service bus and librarians, 1955

Jean Wright Award

Award for librarians from a public library serving a New Zealand community of not more than 15,000 people and that is supported financially by the local authority.
Detail of Douglas Lilburn, ca 1975, by Mervyn Desmond King

Lilburn Research Fellowship

Find out about the Lilburn Research Fellowship and scholarly research undertaken by previous recipients.
Ian Wedde's tokotoko, photographed by Julia Brooke-White

New Zealand Poet Laureate Award

The award of Poet Laureate celebrates outstanding contributions to New Zealand poetry.
Paul Reynolds, photographed by David Howe

Paul Reynolds Scholarship – The No Numpties Award

LIANZA and the National Library of New Zealand offer the Paul Reynolds scholarship, an award in honour of the inspirational internet pioneer and media commentator.
Part of the Susan Price collection

Susan Price Scholarship

A biannual award for Masters or PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington.