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Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

Have you heard about the New Zealand France Friendship Fund?

Deadline for submitting projects
involving the two countries will close on 31 March 2015.

The New Zealand France Friendship Fund was established in 1991 to enhance and deepen the historical, constructive and vibrant relationship between France and New Zealand. The Fund is administered by an independent committee composed of French and New Zealand personalities.

The Fund provides financial assistance to projects leading to constructive exchanges between France and New Zealand. Projects can be of many types, such as educational, cultural, artistic, sporting, historical, research. Examples of projects in the past few years include school exchanges, concert recitals in Paris of a New Zealand string quartet, the Young Ambassadors' trip to France for WW1 commemorations, hospital exchanges to learn new practices and many others.

If you have a proposal to foster exchanges and relations between France and New Zealand, please note that applications are now open until 31 March 2015 and are made online.

Two highlight programmes are also supported by the Fund every year:

- The historic Randell Cottage Writer Residence in Wellington has been a writers' residency for New Zealand and French authors since 2001. David Fauquemberg is the current resident of the cottage in 2015.

- The Excellence Scholarship is awarded to one New Zealand student and one French student for postgraduate studies in the other country, at masters or doctoral level.

Click here to contact the Fund for more information.