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Recipients of CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants announced

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) have announced the four recipients of the 2018 CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants, each worth NZ$5000 (A$4590).

The winner of the Stout Research Grant is Whanganui writer Mike Dickison, whose project ‘The New Zealand Amateur Naturalist’ is a collection of practical activities encouraging 9-19 year-olds to explore and observe the natural world and become citizen scientists. In addition to the NZ$5000 grant, Dickison receives a six-week residential fellowship at the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University.

The three Open Research Grant recipients are Wellington writers Jock Phillips and Pip Desmond, and Christchurch writer Philip Matthews.

Research Grants are funded through the CLNZ Cultural Fund, which ‘derives revenue from a 2% share of domestic licensing income and from overseas revenue that is not title specific’.

The 2018 judging panel comprised New Zealand writers Paddy Richardson, Philippa Werry and David Veart.

Find out more about the grants program here.



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