Resident Scholars

Applications are invited for scholars of New Zealand society, history or culture interested in a residency at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

A residency includes access to a room and computer, and to university IT and library facilities. Proposals will be considered by the Stout Research Centre’s Research Committee on the basis of academic merit and their contribution to research on New Zealand society, history or culture. The maximum term of residence is six months. Those who wish to extend their residency beyond six months must apply to the Centre with a renewed proposal; an extension will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Residents are expected to contribute to the Stout Research Centre's ongoing public seminar series. They will need to acknowledge the support of the Stout Research Centre in any publications resulting from their residency, and must become members of the Centre before taking up their residency.

Residents are required to organise their own accommodation, and travel to and from the Stout.  No car parking is available.

If you would like to apply, please submit an application, including a short description of your research project and a CV, to the Director of the Stout Research Centre. The application should specify the beginning and end dates of the term of residency and/or whether there is any flexibility with these dates.

Applications should be emailed to:

or mailed to:

Professor Brigitte Bonisch-Brednich
Stout Research Centre for NZ Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand