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Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency

The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency is an opportunity for a Pacific writer from New Zealand to work on a project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai'i in Manoa, Honolulu.


Closing dates:

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1 Mar 2016

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This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

1. Check your eligibility

For full details and an application form visit the Fulbright website.

2. See what's funded


The residency is for a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to carry out work on a  writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the Centre for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i for three months. 

The project may be in any genre, but priority is given to works that focus on developing New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction (including biography, history, arts-related and cultural topics) and playscripts for theatre. 

Activities and costs funded

The three-month residency includes:

  • return airfares
  • accommodation costs
  • a monthly stipend
  • a health benefit plan.

Previous recipients

Previous recipients have included Pacific playwright Victor Rodger, filmmakers Sima Urale and Toa Fraser and poets Tusiata Avia and Daren Kamali.

More information

More information is at the Fulbright New Zealand website.

3. Make an application

Downloads (application forms and criteria)

Register or Log in

Apply directly to Fulbright New Zealand for this opportunity.

4. Assessing applications

5. Notification of results

6. On completion

7. Who to contact

For questions about making an application:

Shauna Mendez
Fulbright New Zealand Programme Manager
(04) 494 1500

For questions about the type of project and creative writing process:

Makerita Urale
Creative New Zealand Senior Arts Adviser — Pacific Arts
(04) 498 0729
Facebook: Pacific Arts