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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.

The award is open to students studying at 300-level or higher at any tertiary institution in New Zealand, graduate teachers undertaking study, or an individual undertaking bona fide research leading to publication. The winning applicant will be selected on the basis of academic merit and the suitability of the proposed research topic.

Previous recipients have researched topics including the presentation of Irish characters in children's books, the formation of national identity in junior fiction, and the use of archaic and negative portrayals in currently-available works.

You can get more information about applying, and terms and conditions, from the Friends of the Dorothy Neale White Collection website: http://www.dnwfriends.nzl.org/index.php/home/research_grant/