How you can contribute

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.

We have launched the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund, to support science-related journalism projects submitted to us via an application and judging process. In order for us to do this, we are looking for financial contributions of $5,000 – $10,000 from organisations that want to enable quality, investigative science journalism to be carried out here in New Zealand.

If you’re an organisation interested in improving the breadth and depth of media coverage of science-related issues of most relevance to New Zealanders, please consider contributing to the fund. In return:

What Can We Offer You?

  • You will be listed and promoted on our website and social media channels as a supporter of the fund.
  • There will be opportunities for input into activities to launch funded projects, such as joint press releases, author events, and social media campaigns.
  • Stories that are supported by the fund, after first publication in the partnering media outlet, will be posted online under a creative commons licence meaning that any other media organisations, including your own organisation, can republish the content.
  • A report on the impact of the coverage resulting from funded projects will be provided to you, if required.