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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017





The next funding round opens 1 March 2021. 

 If you have any questions, please contact: enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Please note: You will need to sign up to register on the applications website. Once registered, you will be able to start your application. You can return to complete your application at another time, by signing back in. This video shows how to continue a partially completed application. View The Video


Purpose of the awards

The NHWT:HK Research Awards are for women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in New Zealand. The awards are a one off grant to help with your research and/or living expenses.


Value of the awards

At least 1 award of $5,000

Eligibility criteria Before you apply please ensure you meet all the following eligibility criteria:

A woman (or group of women) who:

  • Is engaged in research that benefits women and/or girls in New Zealand

  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa

  • Lives in New Zealand

  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Research Award 

Section criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:

  • Quality of the proposed research project (including Methodology)

  • Project schedule and evidence of progress

  • Financial circumstances

  • Researchers capability to conduct the research project

  • Benefit to women and/or girls in New Zealand

NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who have started their research project and whose work is at Masters, PhD or postdoctoral level.

Research Awards