In 2016, the Friends established a research award of $10,000 to support a project on some aspect of the historical development of culture and society in New Zealand primarily using the resources of the Hocken Collections. The Friends fundraise regularly to continue making this Award.
Applications for the 2026 FOHC Award will open in mid-late 2025.
FOHC Award recipients
2023 Dr Emily Duncan, Establishment
2020 Dr Jonathan West, Mirrors of the Land
2016 Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey, To The Mountains: a collection of New Zealand alpine writing