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Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency

Job details

Fulbright New Zealand
1 Mar 2018
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Literature & Publishing, Pasifika


The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is for a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to carry out work on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai‘i for three months. One award valued at NZ$30,000 is granted each year, towards three months of writing.

Closing date: 1 March 2018

This award is offered in partnership with Creative New Zealand, the national arts development agency developing, investing in and advocating for the arts.

The recipient will based at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu for either the Fall (August-November) or Spring (February-May) semester of the US academic year.

Hawai‘i has been identified as a strategic location for artists and is considered the hub of Pacific writing with numerous universities, library resources, networks, writers’ forums and publishers. It is also an important link to the mainland US and has a strong indigenous culture.

Previous grantees have included authors Sarona Aiono-Iosefa and Marisa Maepu, poets Tusiata Avia and Daren Kamali, filmmakers Sima Urale and Toa Fraser, and playwright Victor Rodger.

How to apply

Visit http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/fulbright-cnz/ to Download an Application Form. 

To Apply: 

  • You must complete and submit the application form by the application deadline 1 March;
  • You must also submit all required support documents to us by the application deadline 1 March;
  • Interviews will be held in Wellington in April. Fulbright New Zealand will pay the costs of travel to Wellington only for applicants residing in New Zealand. Applicants outside New Zealand who are unable to attend an interview in person may be disadvantaged;
  • We will advise you of the outcome of your application by late April.

For more information, visit our website.

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Fulbright New Zealand

30 Jan 2018

Fulbright New Zealand, Te Tūāpapa Mātauranga o Aotearoa me Amerika, offers a range of exchange awards for New Zealanders and Americans wanting to study, research, teach or present their work in each other’s country. Fulbright NZ was established by bilateral treaty in 1948 to admi