Otago Foreign Policy School opportunity

As part of our NextGen Programme, the Foundation offers four travel grants for emerging scholars to attend the annual Otago Foreign Policy School in Dunedin and also attend the Foundation's auxiliary workshop and roundtable.

Information on the 2024 Otago Foreign Policy School will be made available in early 2024.

The grants are for up to $800 each and are to contribute towards flights, accommodation and registration.

Successful grantees will arrive prior to the Otago Foreign Policy School to attend the Foundation's Friday workshop and roundtable. 

We will be joined by ASEAN diplomats, the EU Delegation to New Zealand, representatives from DPMC, MOD and MFAT, as well as students and academics from the University of Otago.

In addition to stimulating conversations, the events will be fantastic networking opportunities for participants interested in a career in foreign policy. 

If you'd like to join us, please email an expression of interest to the Foundation's senior adviser Research and Engagement James To. 


  • Your CV
  • A cover letter describing why you want to attend, how you might benefit, and what you can contribute to the discussions.


This opportunity is being offered to postgraduate students around New Zealand as part of growing our Track II genepool. The Asia New Zealand Foundation is a taxpayer-funded organisation and as such limits NextGen opportunities to New Zealand citizens or those with New Zealand permanent residence.

Previous participants in the Foundation's Otago Foreign Policy School roundtable talk about what they got out of the experience