From 2017 to 2021, the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund paid more than $100,000 to journalists and science communicators throughout Aotearoa.

We are currently on hiatus and will review the science journalism landscape and may be back – if needed!  in the future.

For Applicants

Find out more about how to apply for future funding rounds.

For Funders

Information about our current financial support and how you can contribute.

Contact Us

Contact us with any other questions about the fund.


The Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund has supported two projects in the latest funding round.

  • Liam Rātana and Zoe Madden-Smith from Re: News have been awarded $5,000 to produce a short documentary examining the threat of kauri dieback and the people looking to protect our taonga.
  • Jenny Leonard has been awarded $3,000 for a series of articles examining the impact of myrtle rust.