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).

Applications for the 2019 Area School Teachers' Study Support Grants are now open. Applications close on 17 September 2018.

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.

Apply for an Area School Teachers’ Study Support Grant

The application form includes guidelines on the types of study or research that might qualify for a study support grant and how your application will be assessed.

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

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