Appendix 1: Prestigious study awards

The following table lists the awards for which the Ministry of Education will meet relief teacher costs for the period of the award, including reasonable travelling time. Leave with pay is at the discretion of the employing boards of trustees. To ensure that relief teacher funding for the board is approved, the recipient is to send a copy of the award advice notice and a letter of approval from the employing board to:

Teacher Study Awards
Ministry of Education
PO Box 1666

Phone: 04 463 4859.

Name of award Purpose Awarding body
ASB/APPA Travelling Scholarship (two awards available) To widen experience through opportunity for Auckland principals to study, especially in areas of professional leadership. Auckland Primary Principal’s Association.
Contact Alan Jermaine
Phone 09-418 0156
Email [no spam]
Canterbury Primary Principals Fellowship To allow the recipient to carry out study of benefit to schools and principals in Canterbury. Canterbury Primary Principals’ Association.
Contact Denise Torrey, President
Phone 03-332 2364
Graham Nuthall Classroom Research Trust Scholarship To support classroom based research into learning and teaching, reflecting the approaches used by the late Graham Nuthall. Open to South Island-based teachers and post-graduate students. Graham Nuthall Classroom Research Trust.
School of Education, University of Canterbury,
P O Box 4800, Christchurch
National Association
of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals (NASDAP) Scholarship
To encourage and support leadership development focused on raising achievement in the secondary sector. National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals.
Contact President, PO Box 842 Nelson
Ricoh Ltd Rotorua Principals’ Association Travelling Fellowship To provide an opportunity for national and international experience for leaders in the educational field in the Rotorua district.

Rotorua Principals’ Association
Phone 07-349 6070
Email [no spam]

Southland Primary Principals’ Association Fellowship / Konica Minolta To provide an opportunity for national and international experience for leaders in the educational field in the Southland district. SPPA
Contact Wendy Ascot, President
Phone 03-217 5196
Fuji Xerox Dame Herbison NZEALS Scholarship To allow an education leader to study or visit schools and/or education-related organisations in New Zealand or overseas.

New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society. For more information see:

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Awards For New Zealanders to travel overseas to learn about other culture and to investigate topics which will benefit their work and community Department of Internal Affairs
Freephone 0800 824 824
Email [no spam]
Woolf Fisher Fellowships To enable recipients (primary and secondary teachers and principals) to study education overseas with reference to their own subject, and to experience the life and culture of another country. Woolf Fisher Trust
Phone 09-528 2927,
Training Programmes for Teachers of the Japanese-Language To improve Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and deepen knowledge of Japan. Japan Information and Cultural Centre,
Embassy of Japan, PO Box 6340, Marion Square, Wellington 6140.
NZPF Fellowship To encourage and support school leaders to engage in professional development. New Zealand Principals’ Federation
PO Box 11120, Wellington
Phone 04-471 2338


It is for the Minister of Education to designate an award as ‘prestigious’, and an application through the Ministry should reflect the following criteria:

  • The Government’s objective in education.
  • The benefits to the teacher, school and education in general.
  • The status of the sponsorship, which must be at least equal to any contribution by the Ministry.
  • The openness of the selection procedures.

Content last updated: 10 October 2014