The National Library of New Zealand and the Alexander Turnbull Library have moved to temporary premises while we redevelop the current building in Molesworth Street, Wellington. The changes mean we cannot offer the usual services and assistance to scholarship recipients.

The following awards will not be offered for the duration of the building redevelopment:

  • National Library Research Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Friends of the Turnbull Research Grant

The following scholarships and grants will still be offered:

  • Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection Scholarship
  • Susan Price Scholarship
  • Jean Wright Award
  • Jack Ilott Oral History Education Operating Fund

More about the building redevelopment

National Library Research Fellowship

This fellowship will not be offered for the duration of the building redevelopment.

More about the National Library Research Fellowship

Fulbright Scholarship

The National Library offers two research areas under the Fulbright Scholarship Programme:

  • Research in comparative United States-New Zealand studies. The scholar needs to have knowledge about a parallel or similar situation in American studies.
  • Research based on the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library (the research library within the National Library of New Zealand). The scholar researches a topic on which the Library holds quite strong secondary literature or a body of primary material, and publishes the results or distributes them in some other way.

This fellowship will not be offered for the duration of the building redevelopment.

The 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.

This research grant will not be offered for the duration of the building redevelopment.

Friends of the Turnbull Library Research Grant - Friends of the Turnbull Library website

Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection Scholarship

The Friends offer a bi-annual research grant to a student (3rd year and above) attending any tertiary institution in New Zealand, or to a graduate teacher undertaking study, who intends to undertake research that will make use of the Dorothy Neal White Collection and/or the National Children’s Collection. The award will be made on the basis of the academic merit and the suitability of the proposed research topic. The award may be held together with other scholarships and prizes. The award is open to international students as well as New Zealand citizens and residents.

More about the Dorothy Neal White Scholarship - Victoria University of Wellington website

Susan Price Scholarship

The Susan Price Scholarship is awarded bi-annually to a student enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme at Victoria University of Wellington, who intends to undertake research that will make use of the Susan Price Collection. The collection contains children's books published mainly in Britain, America, Australia and New Zealand from the 1930s to the present day, and is housed at the home of Susan Price.

The closing date for applications is 1 September each year. More information is available through the Scholarships Office at Victoria University of Wellington.

Scholarships and prizes – Victoria University of Wellington website

Jean Wright Award

The late Jean Wright, a former Librarian in Charge of the Country Library Service Regional office in Christchurch, established a trust fund to further the library education and training of librarians.The Jean Wright Award is currently being managed by the National Library under the terms of Jean Wright's will. Applicants for the award must be 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.

Applications are called for in August each year. For more information telephone (04) 474 3010.

Jack Ilott Oral History Education Operating Fund

This Fund was set up through the generosity of philanthropist Jack Ilott 'to promote standards in the use of oral history as a means of documenting New Zealand’s past and contemporary history'. Grants of up to $500 may be made.

Applications can be made at any time. The Ilott Fund is administered by the Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust.

Download Ilott Fund policy and application form