Becoming Tāngata Tiriti: Treaty work, identity and belonging

A scholarship of $17,000 plus enrolment fees for an MA student investigating non-Māori identity in relation to Treaty or decolonisation work.

About the scholarship

Applicable study: Research masters in Sociology
Closing date: Friday 29 November 2019
Tenure: One year of full time study
Value: Domestic fees and a $17,000 stipend towards living expences

One scholarship is available to support an MA student at the University of Auckland to undertake a masters thesis exploring how non-Māori negotiate their identities and sense of belonging as New Zealanders within the context of the learning involved in working in Treaty partnerships or decolonisation work.

This is part of a wider research project, "Tangata Tiriti: Learning the trick of standing upright here", funded by the Royal Society of Zealand Marsden Fund. The scholarship will last for one year of full-time study, March 2020 to February 2021, and covers domestic enrolment fees and a $17,000 stipend towards living expenses.

The Masters research will involve qualitative analysis of interviews already conducted by the Principal Investigators of the Marsden project. The successful applicant will have:

  • A background in Sociology or a closely related subject
  • Strong qualitative research skills
  • Excellent writing and critical analysis skills
  • A well-developed research proposal/expression of interest
  • A GPA/GPE of at least 7.00 (6.50 for Māori or Pacific candidates)
  • Priority will be given to applicants with expertise in the study of national identity and/or settler colonialism.

Apply for the scholarship

To apply, please email a CV, an academic transcript and a one-page expression of interest which briefly describes your interest in this project to Associate Professor Avril Bell (Principal Investigator) by Friday 29 November 2019.

Email: a.bell@auckland.ac.nz

Contact

For further information about the project or to discuss possible topics, please contact Associate Professor Avril Bell (Principal Investigator):

Email: a.bell@auckland.ac.nz.