Doctoral Scholarship Opportunity in Māori and Pacific Higher Education

Teaching awards and scholarships

Posted: 19 October 2020
Notice reference #: 1HACvy

A one-time doctoral scholarship is open to PhD applicants of Māori and / or Pacific descent interested in factors that enable Māori and Pacific Higher Education success.

  • Value: $28,200 plus domestic fees per year (3-years)
  • Closing date for applications: 1 November 2020
  • Acceptance into doctoral programme required before 1 March 2021

Utilising or theorising Māori, Pacific or Moana methodologies, the successful applicant will design a high-quality doctoral study, supervised by Dr Hinekura Smith (Māori) and Dr ‘Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki (Tongan).

A research focus might include:

  • Māori and / or Pacific ‘first in the family graduate’ experiences in Higher Education
  • Kaupapa Māori and Pasifika research collaborations in Aotearoa New Zealand Higher Education and across the Pacific.
  • Developing and contributing to Kaupapa Māori, Moana and Pacific methodologies
  • Māori and / or Pacific post-graduation employment experiences, academic pathways and opportunities.
  • Māori and / or Pacific aspirations in Higher Education and enabling positive transformations for whānau / iwi / communities in Aotearoa New Zealand and across the Pacific.

For more details:

Apply for PhD study:

Further information

Contact: Dr Hinekura Smith

 (09) 623 8899 extn 87231