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Asia New Zealand Foundation Travel & Discretionary Grants 2017 for Journalists

Each year, ANZF travel and discretionary grants programme offers New Zealand journalists the chance to travel to Asia to research and prepare stories.

These grants support independent and self-managed travel to the region by New Zealand journalists. The Asia New Zealand Foundation does not make travel arrangements and cannot sponsor visas.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers two types of grants to journalists: travel grants and discretionary grants.

Travel Grants

Travel grants are awarded to journalists who have a clear plan of what stories they want to cover.

Proposals for all locations in Asia will be considered. Applications that provide information about proposed features and interviewees, outlets for the stories, supporting letters from relevant editors/producers, costs and itineraries have a greater chance of acceptance.

2017 grant deadlines

There are three grant rounds each year:

  • Monday 3 April
  • Monday 3 July
  • Monday 2 October.

Applications close at 5pm on the deadline day.


Applicants must be:

  • either working as journalists for news organisations or as freelance journalists
  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • are interested in deepening their knowledge of Asia
  • have a proven track record in journalism
  • are currently based in New Zealand
  • can provide a stimulating, well-researched and focused proposal outlining story ideas
  • can demonstrate that their material is likely to reach a substantial audience.

Those working for news organisations should provide a letter of support from their employer. Freelancers should provide correspondence showing that a news organisation will publish/broadcast work resulting from the proposed project.

How to apply

To apply, complete and submit the relevant sections of our online application form and submit by 5pm on the deadline date.

Before you begin, prepare the following information to copy and paste into the form.

Your CV

You can copy and paste your CV into the application form or email it to Rebecca Palmer.

A project proposal

The project proposal must include:

  • A detailed description of your plans, why you think your project is a newsworthy idea, where you intend to go and what subject(s) you propose to cover
  • Your proposed itinerary, listing in detail the dates and destinations for the project/assignment. Where possible, identify possible interview subjects.
  • Who has agreed to publish/broadcast your stories
  • Your intended audience
  • The outputs of your assignment – e.g. articles/broadcasts/multimedia
  • What experience you have, if any, of the country and subject(s) you wish to cover

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Travel & Discretionary Grants 2017

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