TeachNZ study awards, sabbaticals and study support grants

If you’re a teacher or principal, you can inquire, investigate or study, with support provided for you and your school or kura.

Applications for Secondary and Area Study Awards and Sabbaticals are now open.

We provide study awards so teachers and principals can complete part-time or full-time study in an educational priority area, improve their proficiency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and develop their skills as a bilingual or immersion teacher, complete a relevant Guidance Counsellor qualification, or take paid leave to train as a Reading Recovery Tutor.

We provide sabbaticals so teachers and principals have an opportunity to spend three, five or ten weeks completing a professional learning activity, as well as a chance for reflection and rejuvenation.

We provide study support grants to secondary and area school teachers so they can undertake study and/or research while continuing to teach. Each grant supports approximately four hours a week and a contribution of $500 towards course fees.

Check out which awards are suitable for you to apply for, including application dates, eligibility requirements and assessment criteria. 

The eligibility criteria and selection factors are different for each award type, and these are subject to change each year. It's very important to make sure you're using the correct awards application form when you apply.

Please note we are unable to accept late applications. For your application to be considered, it’s important that it is postmarked on or before the closing date.

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