2019 Whāia NPM Doctoral Excellence Scholarships
Purpose: To support Māori doctoral success through development and delivery of excellent Māori students in research contributing to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s research programme and themes.
Eligibility:For Māori doctoral candidates who are currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a recognised doctoral programme of study and research at a NPM Collaborating Partner. 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 two 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 normally up to two years maximum, and the scholarship must end by 31 December 2020.
Value:The award is NZD$28,000 per annum plus course fees up to $7,000 per year and thesis binding up to $500. Note this is a tax free contestable scholarship.
Applications:Open 8 October 2018, closing 26 November 2018 for a February 2019 start.
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.
Please apply online at www.maramatanga.ac.nz
Terms and Conditions
1. The applicant must notify Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga immediately of anything that could materially affect an application or the decision-making process. This may include conflicts of interest, change of status, or receipt of other sources of funding that may affect this application.
2. Applicants are expected to be an active member of a MAI group that is part of MAI te Kupenga.
3. The applicant or award holder must notify Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga immediately of anything that could materially affect eligibility status. This may include conflicts of interest, change in enrolment status (such as gaining employment of any nature) or receipt of other sources of funding in support of this application.
4. Non-taxable payments for this scholarship will be made by your enrolled institution and direct credited to your bank account given satisfactory progress and reporting.
5. Award holders must submit reports as outlined in the output schedule.
Applications close on 26 November 2018 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