The 2019 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Awardees were recently announced at an event in Wellington.
NPM Principal Investigator Dr Jason Mika (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu), senior lecturer at the School of Management, Massey University, is our 2019 Fulbright NPM Scholar. This award will see him visit Stanford University in San Francisco and the University of Arizona in Tuscon where he will research the design of effective enterprise assistance for Indigenous entrepreneurs. He has extensively researched Māori enterprise assistance in New Zealand and is keen to compare this research with what works in the United States.
Jason is co-director of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business & Leadership Research Centre at Massey Business School, and a lead and associate investigator on several NPM research projects.
Carrie Clifford (Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu) has been awarded the 2019 Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award and will research Indigenous conceptualisations of child development, mental health, and treatment at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado and John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, towards her PhD at the University of Otago.
Carrie graduated with a BSc in Psychology in 2015 and a BSc (Hons First Class) in 2016, from the University of Otago.
"As a young Māori scholar, being supported to visit the US for research really appealed to me – this award allows me to travel overseas and gain international experience, and to then complete a PhD in Aotearoa, alongside Māori communities and academics."
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga wish Jason and Carrie all the best. We have no doubt that they will make the most of their time in the US, and bring all of this knowledge back to Aotearoa New Zealand for the benefit not only of the research community, but also their whānau, hapū and iwi.