Copyright Licensing New Zealand Master of Creative Writing Scholarship
History and purpose
This scholarship was established in 2017 by Copyright Licensing New Zealand to encourage growth in the industry, to advocate publishing in New Zealand, to support students enrolled in the Creative Writing Programme, and to motivate the next generation of writers.
The scholarship is to support students enrolled on the Creative Writing Programme, and to motivate the next generation of writers.
Who is eligible?
- This scholarship is for students who have applied into the MA Creative Writing programme at the International Institute of Modern Letters, and if awarded, the recipient must be successful in their application to this programme in order to receive the scholarship.
- Applicants must provide a written overview of the work they intend to undertake during their MA study along with their application. As part of this process, it will be established that the work being undertaken by the applicant does not infringe upon any copyright law.
- Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand and preference will be given to Māori and Pasifika applicants.
- Applicants must have applied into the MA Creative Writing programme at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University or Wellington.
- Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent resident.
- Preference will be given to Māori and Pasifika applicants.
A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Scholarship specific documentation
- Provide a written overview of the work to be undertaken during the MA study.
The successful recipient will be selected by the Director of the Institute of Modern Letters, and the appropriate staff of the Institute.
Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.
Recipients are required to write a single blog post which will be shared on Copyright Licensing New Zealand's website.
Recipients will be invited to attend the Authors Association first Writer's Forum in September to address the attendees and give and overview of their work.
Recipients will also receive one year membership to the NZ Society of Authors to be arranged directly with Copyright Licensing New Zealand.
Regulations and conditions
- A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
- All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
- The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
- The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
- Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
- Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
- At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.