DevNet Pacific Write-Up Grants

Supporting Pacific Island Early-Career and Mid-Career Researchers to Write-Up Research for Publication

The Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) is making available to early career and mid-career researchers working in the development field, small Research Write-up Grants (the Grant), to support the write up of their research for publication.

Application Round

Applications for 2023 are now being received for early and mid-career researchers in the Pacific and postgraduate students studying in the South Pacific region with the support needed to have their field findings prepared for submission to a peer-reviewed academic journal. Applications will close by midnight on 15 February, 2023 (NZT), with selection and notification taking place in early March.

Download the application form here

The Grant

The Grant will support the dissemination of development research produced by Pacific scholars, by providing development researchers studying or working at Pacific Universities with the support needed to have their research findings prepared for submission to a peer-reviewed academic journal.

The value of each grant will be NZ$2,000.


To be eligible to apply for a grant, applicants must:

  • Be a postgraduate student, early-career or mid-career staff member at a university located in the South Pacific region
  • Be of Pacific nationality
  • Have completed the research they wish to write up within the last two years on a development subject pertinent to the Pacific region

Download Regulations here

DevNet Mentorship Programme

DevNet has developed a Mentorship Programme in response to the call for the provision of targeted support to Pacific Researchers, and in keeping with the organisation’s outcome to promote research collaborations. Recipients of DevNet’s Pacific Development Research Write-Up Grants are invited to indicate their interest in working with a mentor.

This is completely optional and not a condition of the grant. Information on the DevNet Mentorship Programme is available here.

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Recent Grant Recipients

NameInstitutional Affiliation
Ambrose MalefoasiUniversity of the South Pacific
Anawaite Matadradra-DolavaleUniversity of the South Pacific
Jerry SiotaSolomon Islands National University
Rufino VareaUniversity of the South Pacific
Sevanaia SakaiUniversity of the South Pacific
Janice TagaUniversity of the South Pacific

Key Contact

Any questions regarding requirements for applications should be directed to the Awards Administrator at