Doctoral Scholarship Opportunity in Māori and Pacific Higher Education at Te Puna Wānanga School of Māori and Indigenous Education

A one-time Dean's doctoral scholarship designated for an outstanding full-time applicant of Māori and/or Pacific descent interested in issues that enable Māori and Pacific Higher Education success.

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Quick facts:

Value: $28,200 plus domestic fees per year (3 years)

Closing date for applications: 11 November 2020

Acceptance into doctoral programme required before 1 March 2021

Utilising or theorising Māori, Pacific or Moana methodologies, the successful applicant of this prestigious Dean's scholarship will design a high-quality doctoral study with supervisor’s Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Te Ati Awa) 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.

Applicants should have experience in building productive, culturally relevant relationships in Māori and/or Pacific communities and have a strong commitment to advancing Māori and Pacific educational aspirations.

Contact: Dr Hinekura Smith, Te Puna Wānanga,