2020 Pae Tawhiti Postgraduate Scholarship


2020 Pae TawhitiPostgraduateScholarship

One scholarship of up to $25,000 per year for PhD study

One scholarship of $10,000 per year for Master’s study

Whakauae Research Services Ltd (Whakauae) is the only iwi-owned and mandated health research centre in Aotearoa. Whakauae was established in 2005 by Ngāti Hauiti, an iwi located in central Rangitīkei. The aim of establishing Whakauae was twofold: to develop the research capacity of Ngāti Hauiti and to undertake high quality Māori-centred health research to inform, and contribute to, improved outcomes for Māori. The scholarships are available to Masters candidates in their thesis year and to PhD candidates, through an application and assessment process. Applicants for the scholarships should be enrolled in a Masters (by thesis) or PhD programme, which will contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi. We encourage applications from students who are engaged in academic study and research activity, which aligns to the broad streams of Whakauae’s work programme; namely health services, community development and public health research. We are particularly interested in applications from those who affiliate to Ngāti Hauiti or the wider confederated iwi of Mōkai Pātea including Ngāti Whitikaupeka, Ngāti Tamakōpiri and Ngāi Te Ohuake. However applications from Māori who whakapapa to other rohe will also be considered.

VALUE AND NO. OF RECIPIENTSone (1) scholarship of up to $25,000 per year for PhD study; andone (1) scholarship of $10,000 per year for Master’s study. A scholarship holder may not hold any other scholarship for the period of the Whakauae Pae Tawhiti scholarship.

ELIGIBILITYApplicants must:

  1. be of New Zealand Māori descent;
  2. be enrolled at a tertiary institute at the time the application is submitted;
  3. meet the criteria for the scholarship;
  4. submit the application and supporting documentation on time.

This scholarship is a paper-based scholarship only.  Please download a copy of the application and submit along with all your supporting documentation to the Māori Education Trust by 4.30 pm, Friday, 3 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2020.