Applications are now open for the CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants to help you research for your fiction or non-fiction writing project. Four grants valued at $5,000 each are available to New Zealand writers. One of the grants targets diverse writers and topics, including writers from, and writing about, parts of Aotearoa that are not broadly represented in writing and publishing, and projects on issues or subjects that are topical in present day Aotearoa. These are bought to you by Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) as part of the CLNZ Cultural Fund.

While a broad range of fiction and non-fiction writing projects are eligible for these grants, some works and projects are excluded so please check the guidelines carefully.First: Read the CLNZ / NZSA Research Grant GuidelinesThen: Fill in the CLNZ / NZSA Research Grant Application FormThe CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants open for applications 9am Wednesday 11 May 2022, and will close at 4pm Wednesday 8 June 2022.Submissions must be made online. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised before recipients are announced. Successful recipients will be contacted directly and we will also publish the announcement on the CLNZ and NZSA website and Facebook page.NZSA is proud to be administering the awards in 2022. For further information or to organise an interview, please email Nicole Colmar nicole@nzauthors.org.nz or Esme Barber esme@copyright.co.nz

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