Area school teachers' study support grant

Study Support Grants provide a 0.16 FTTE time allowance allowing teachers to study or undertake research while continuing to teach. 

You can also apply for a reimbursement of up to $500 toward your course fees, once you have successfully finished your course. 

Each year there are 12 Study Support Grants available to fully registered teachers, in state or state-integrated schools, covered by the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA).

The 0.16 FTTE is added to your schools staffing entitlement for use through the year. This works out approx. 4 hours per week depending on how you and your school structure your leave.

When a course has particular time requirements (e.g. a block course) the time allowance may be used flexibly in agreement with the your school.

Applications for the 2022 Area School Teachers' Study Support Grants are open - closing on 17 September

Please make sure you read all the webpages for information on the award before applying.

The Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Am I eligible for an Area School Teachers' Study Support Grant? 

If you wish to apply for an Area School Teachers' Study Support Grant, you must:

  • be employed under the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement or applicable Individual Employment Agreement (IEA)
  • be permanently appointed full or part-time teacher in a New Zealand state or state-integrated area school
  • hold a full and current practising certificate.

Contact Us

We're here to help. If you can't find the answer you're looking for in the application guidelines, get in touch with us by calling 0800 165 225 or email teacher.studyawards@education.govt.nz

 

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