Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency

DEADLINE EXTENDED. This residency is an opportunity for a mid-career or senior 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. All queries and applications are managed by Fulbright New Zealand. This annual opportunity is a partnership between Creative New Zealand, Fulbright New Zealand and the University of Hawai'i.


Closing dates:

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9 Mar 2017

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1. Check your eligibility

To apply and for queries please 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 authors Karlo Mila, Sarona Aiono-Iosefa and Marisa Maepu; poets Tusiata Avia, Leilani Tamu and Daren Kamali; filmmakers Sima Urale and Toa Fraser; and playwright Victor Rodger. The 2016 recipient is playwright Miria George.

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

Magnolia Wilson
Fulbright New Zealand 
(04) 494 1500