Music Therapy New Zealand Grants & Scholarships

Music Therapy New Zealand has dedicated funds available to provide grants and scholarships for specific purposes.

These funds have been established with the support of generous donations.
Information about each of these is provided below.


Lindgren Project Fund

Provides financial assistance for study, research, and projects, which will promote the advancement of Music Therapy in New Zealand.
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McKenzie Music Therapy Hospice Fund

Provides support for qualified Music Therapists or groups for study, research, or projects, which will promote the use of Music Therapy in palliative care in New Zealand.
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Erika Schorss Publications Fund

Provides grants for scholarly publications relevant to Music Therapy practice and research.

The Judith Clark Fund

The fund is to support Registered Music Therapists, final year students, and new graduates awaiting registration to attend and/or present about Music Therapy at national conferences, hui, and events. Emerging practitioners are encouraged to apply to this fund and applications may be made at any time, but must be made at least a month before an event for which funding is being sought.
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Ronnie’s Fund (Regional Projects)

Provides seed funding for regional Music Therapy projects throughout Aotearoa New Zealand that are sustainable and have a give back component (rather than one-off projects) to the provision and/or promotion of Music Therapy for New Zealanders in the regions.

McKenzie Music Therapy Scholarship

Please visit McKenzie Music Therapy Scholarships, Te Kōkī New Zealand School for Music, Victoria University of Wellington for more information. Please contact the NZSM Scholarships co-ordinator directly for closing dates and guidelines specific to the McKenzie Music Therapy Scholarship.
McKenzie Scholarship

Application Process

Applications to the Lindgren Project Fund, McKenzie Music Therapy Hospice Fund, and Erika Schorss Publications Fund close on 1 April and 1 October annually.

Please read the funding guidelines before preparing your application; for any questions please contact the MThNZ Executive Officer

The project application forms can be downloaded and emailed or posted to MThNZ.