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Fulbright Travel and Specialist Awards

Fulbright New Zealand invites applications for its first round of short-term NZ-US exchange awards for 2014. The following awards are available for exchanges of up to 90 days in the United States of America by New Zealand academics, artists or professionals:

Fulbright New Zealand Travel Awards
These awards, valued at up to NZ$5,000, are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to visit the US for 12 to 90 days in order to present their work to American audiences. Four to eight awards are offered each year. Recent grantees have included academic experts in Indonesian studies, volunteer organization and psychiatric care of people with intellectual disabilities to present their work at conferences and university lectures in the US.

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development
These awards, valued at up to NZ$5,000, are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to visit the US for 12 to 90 days in order to present their work on a theme of indigenous development to American audiences. A small number of awards are granted each year. Recent grantees presented their research into creative research practice in Māori dance opera and indigenous understandings of wellbeing at conferences and university lectures in the US.

In addition, New Zealand institutions are invited to apply to host visiting American academics, artists or professionals on short-term exchanges to New Zealand:

Fulbright Specialist Awards
These awards, valued at up to US$11,700, are for New Zealand academic institutions to host US academics, artists or professionals for two to six week programmes of lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences or symposiums. Up to six awards are granted each year. Recent recipients of awards to host visiting Fulbright Specialists include Massey University Manawatū, Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University of Wellington, to host specialists in national security, scenography and production design, and trade unions.

Applications for each of these awards close at 5:00pm on 1 April 2014. See or contact Stefanie Joe at Fulbright New Zealand for further information – / (04) 494 1507

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