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Skinner Fund

Funding of $1,000 per application encouraging research in the study of the history, art, culture, physical and social anthropology of the Māori and other Polynesian peoples

The Skinner Fund was established to promote the study of the history, art, culture, physical and social anthropology of the Māori and other Polynesian peoples, particularly through the recording, survey, excavation and scientific study of prehistoric and historic sites in New Zealand and the islands of the South-west Pacific. This includes the detailed analysis of all cultural, artistic, or physical remains which have been recovered as the result of such investigations.

Current status

The call for applications is now open, with a closing date of 29 March (Thursday before Easter). 

If you have any queries about making an application for the Skinner Fund, please email: gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz