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2017 Whāia NPM Doctoral Excellence Scholarships

Grant Status: 
Opening and Closing Dates: 
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 09:30 to Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 06:00

Three Year Full Doctoral Scholarship - Stipend and Fees

Purpose:  The Whāia Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Doctoral Excellence Scholarships are for Māori scholars who are undertaking doctoral research that is contributing to one of NPM’s research themes, and are designed to achieve Māori doctoral success through the development and delivery of excellent Māori research.

Eligibility: Māori doctoral candidates who are currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a recognised doctoral programme of study and research with one of NPM's Partner Institutions. Applicants must not work more than 10 hours per week in paid employment while in receipt of this scholarship.

Scholarships offered: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga will award five Doctoral Scholarships. This provides a living allowance and fees for Māori doctoral candidates who are not in receipt of any other income during the tenure of their full-time doctorate study.

Tenure: The period is for up to three years maximum.  Scholarships cannot run past the end of 31 December 2020.

Value: The award is NZD$28,000 per annum plus course fees up to $7,000 per year. Note this is a tax free contestable scholarship.

Applicants should allow one month for the application selection process to take place after the advertised closing date. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application at the earliest opportunity.


Applications close on 31 October 2017 at 4pm

The thesis and research plan proposed must clearly align to the NPM Research Themes.  

The following information and actions are required - with applications to be made online (see form and details below):

  • Cover letter
  • Two page (max) Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact details for two referees
  • Academic transcript
  • Thesis proposal and research plan approved and signed by supervisor
  • Supervisor's support letter