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Matariki Engagement Grant

Matariki Engagement Grant


Following on from the success of the Matariki Leadership programme, running since 2021, The Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) is launching a new grant titled the Matariki Network Engagement Grant to support upwards of £2,500 the collaboration and engagement of Professional Leaders within the Matariki Network.

Projects must begin by the end of 2024 and can last up to 12 months. Projects must involve a minimum of two (2) MNU institutions.


  • The Matariki Network Engagement Grant will be made available for Professional Service staff belonging to the MNU Network, specifically senior leaders who report directly to senior university executives, at Matariki Network Institutions.
  • The Matariki Engagement Grant is intended for a minimum of two MNU partner institutions per project to undertake a collaborative initiative or event, ideally with a focus on further development, promotion, and embodiment of the Matariki five guiding principles and values.
  • A centrally held fund will be dedicated to grants to support Professional Services collaborations and engagement between two or more Network members. Applications are open for grants of up to £2,500, which must be spent within a 12-month period from approval of the grant.
  • Projects must provide benefit both their home institutions and provide learning/ recommendations for the whole Matariki Network.
  • Applications will be judged first through an internal selection process by the applicant’s own Institution. The shortlisted applicants for each Matariki partner will then be judged by a central Matariki Network selection committee.

Contacts and guidance

For enquiries about the Matariki Engagement Grant application process, please first contact your local Matariki Network Coordinator. Further Matariki Network contacts include the Matariki Network Secretariat: [email protected].

Timeline of the Call

  • Call opens: 1 May 2024 (00.00am BST)
  • Application deadline: 11th June 11.59pm (BST)
  • Internal selection panels: June 2024
  • Matariki Network Judging Panel of finalists: July 2024
  • Communication of results: end of July 2024
  • Earliest start date of projects: August 2024


Further Information for the Matariki Engagement Grant (2024) can be found in the Guidelines.

Applications open on May 1st and must be submitted through the online application by 11th June 23.59 BST.