Research Scholarship

The New Zealand Literacy Association is pleased to announce a Research Scholarship for NZLA members. This scholarship is to provide financial support to a current individual member of NZLA in order to undertake research in the field of literacy.

The total value of the grant will be determined by the actual costs of the research proposal to a maximum of $5000. These costs may include: employment of relief staff in the absence of the recipient, travel and accommodation and general expenses. Applicants will need to present a budget of their expected costs when applying, and submit a financial report and receipts at the conclusion of the project.

Each scholarship holder will also submit a written report to Literacy Forum NZ and present at the next national conference, upon completion of the research. The proposal should outline in-depth research in the field of literacy in NZ, be based on sound educational research methodology and must be able to be completed by the end of 2017.

Applications must include:

  • the research question
  • proposal outlining methodology
  • a brief literature review
  • a detailed outline of the expected costs
  • a letter of commitment from your employer
  • and a letter from the president of your local council verifying current individual NZLA membership.

Applications close 6 November 2015 and need to be addressed to:

Research Scholarship for NZLA Members
c/o Jane Taylor
President NZLA
Napier Central School
32 Napier Terrace
Napier 4110

Applicants will be advised of the outcome beforeĀ 30 November 2015.