Zamrood Karim Memorial Scholarship

The Zamrood Karim Memorial Scholarship is a financial award of $2,000 aimed at providing support to either New Zealand citizens or international students who are pursuing full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate studies/research with a specific focus on indigenous studies.

About the scholarship

  • Applicable study: Graduate and postgraduate research in indigenous studies
  • Opening date: 1 December
  • Closing date:  31 January
  • Tenure: Up to one year of full-time study (or equivalent)
  • For: Assistance
  • The number on offer: 2
  • Offer rate: Annually
  • Value: $2,000
  • Established: 2019

How to apply

The application process for the scholarship typically commences approximately eight weeks before the closing date. It is essential to thoroughly review the scholarship regulations to confirm your eligibility before applying.

Zamrood Karim Memorial Scholarship Regulations


The Zamrood Karim Memorial Scholarship was originally established in 2019 and is financially supported by the Karim family in memory of their late parents. The primary objective of this scholarship is to encourage, assist, and promote academically talented students in pursuing studies related to indigenous cultures and issues.

Indigenous studies are an interdisciplinary academic field that fosters a rigorous and respectful comprehension of indigenous cultures. As indigenous worldviews continue to gain significance in contemporary society, indigenous studies have emerged as a rapidly growing area of academic exploration. This field equips students with the knowledge and skills to engage with indigenous people and their cultural concepts in our ever-changing world. Indigenous studies engage various disciplines in a critical dialogue with both traditional and contemporary indigenous communities, as well as with social and economic circumstances.


  • The Scholarship will be known as the Zamrood Karim Memorial Scholarship.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded annually, for one year of equivalent full-time study, and will be of the value of $2,000.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who has enrolled full-time or part-time in a graduate or postgraduate study/research.
  • Selection will be based on academic merit, student need, and the nature and quality of the proposed research.
  • The proposed study or research must encourage, and promote indigenous studies, cultures and issues.


Application Process

  • Application form
  • One-page personal statement explaining why you should be awarded Zamrood Karim Memorial Scholarship
  • If any, list other scholarships/awards you have won so far
  • Your current resume


Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of planned research/study.
  • Full-time and part-time students are eligible to apply.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded based on the student’s need talent and potential to continue his/her study in indigenous studies.

Selection Committee

The scholarship shall be awarded by the Sustainability and Resilience Institute of New Zealand based on the recommendation from the relevant school/university or scholarship committee of the Sustainability and Resilience Institute of New Zealand.


The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year


Full payment shall be made to the student by the scholarship office on notification from the selection committee of the successful applicant.


The Scholarship may be held with any other scholarship, bursary, prize or fellowship unless the conditions of the other award preclude it.


The scholarship is not a legally binding agreement, and the Sustainability and Resilience Institute reserves the right to modify the scholarship rules and revoke the scholarship without prior notice.


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