Set up to celebrate the anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, in 2013 the Electoral Commission established scholarships to cover fees for post-graduate research into voter participation.
The Electoral Commission is committed to encouraging wide-reaching research on voter participation, and these scholarships aim to contribute to this.
The Suffrage Scholarships encourage research that furthers our understanding of the factors that motivate voters to take part, and the barriers to voter participation. Community-specific research in cohorts that experience low turnout are encouraged.
To find out more and to apply for the scholarships, follow the link to the Electoral Commission Suffrage Scholarships page at the Universities New Zealand website.