'Kia kaha, kia kaha maia, kia manawanni - Be strong, have confidence and determination. Life is what you make it...'

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Applications are now closed for 2020 - decisions will be communicated to all applicants by the end of July.

We offer three award categories:

Second-chance Education awards, Research awards and Specific Purpose awards. For more information and to apply, select the tabs below.

If you have any questions or difficulties completing the application form, 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 award

This co-funded research award between Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura (NHWT: HK) is for Wāhine Māori researchers. The award aims to support research that benefits Māori women, girls and/or whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand. This award is made annually and is a one-off grant to assist this research and/or living expenses while conducting the research.


Value of the award

One award of $10,000

Eligibility criteria

Before you apply please ensure you meet ALL the following eligibility criteria:

  • Is Wāhine Māori or the research group is led by Wāhine Māori

  • Is engaged in research that benefits Māori women, girls and/or whānau in Aotearoa, New Zealand

  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa; and currently lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand

  • Has not previously received an NHWT: HK or NPM Research Award

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel will consider the following:

  • Quality of the proposed research project

  • Project schedule and evidence of progress

  • Financial circumstancesResearchers' capability to conduct the research project

  • Benefit to Maori women, girls and/or whanau in Aotearoa New Zealand