Funding for research

Funding to support postgraduate research may be available to students from:

  • AUT scholarships
  • Faculty scholarships
  • External scholarships
  • Reimbursement for research expenses
  • External funding, including funding from professional associations, or discipline-specific funding bodies
  • New Zealand Vice-Chancellors Committee Scholarships.

Further information on funding can be obtained from your faculty and the University Scholarships Office.

Contact your faculty.

Contact the University Scholarships Office.

Other helpful sources for research funding can be sought through the AUT Research and Innovation Office and AUT Commercialisation.

AUT Research and Innovation Office

The AUT Research and Innovation Office is responsible for the authorisation of all external research funding applications made by University researchers. It also provides assistance to postgraduate students applying for external research scholarships and research funding. If you are thinking of making an application, contact the Office as early as possible, as they can advise and assist you with application preparation. All applications must be completed and submitted not less than 3 working days before the deadline.

AUT Commercialisation

AUT has a range of services to support students and staff in innovative research or the commercialisation of research carried out at the University. This includes assistance on intellectual property issues, working with commercial partners and commercial funding sources. Research staff and students seeking assistance should contact the AUT Research and Innovation Office in the first instance, who will work closely with various departments of AUT to provide a comprehensive range of support services.

Contact the AUT Research and Innovation Office.