Fellowships and residencies

Discover research opportunities available at the Stout Research Centre.

The Stout Research Centre is an important bridge between the University and the community and plays a key role in supporting independent scholarship in New Zealand. The Centre hosts the John David Stout Research Fellow who is appointed annually to the prestigious John David Stout Fellowship. In 2015, the Centre also hosted the Stout Memorial Fellowship.

The Centre also offers non-stipendiary positions to independent visiting scholars from the community working on a wide variety of research topics.

From time to time the Centre also appoints scholars to the position of Adjunct Research Fellow.

Lydia Wevers Scholarship in NZ Studies

A gift to the Lydia Wevers Scholarship in New Zealand Studies will support high-quality academic learning and research into New Zealand society, history, and culture by means of scholarships for promising Masters thesis students.

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Apply for Inaugural Lydia Wevers Scholarship in New Zealand Studies

The inaugural Lydia Wevers Scholarship in New Zealand Studies supported by the Stout Trust is now live. Applications will open at the start of October 2023 and close in early November.

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The John David Stout Fellowship in New Zealand Studies

Find out more about the Stout Fellowship and how to apply. Meet the current fellow, and explore past lectures.

Lydia Wevers Scholarship

Nikki Wright is the inaugural scholarship recipient who intends to encompass a practice-based arts approach to her Master’s research project.

Visiting Scholars

Researchers of New Zealand society, history, or culture, are invited to apply to become Visiting Scholars at the Stout Research Centre.