New Work, New Opportunities
2017 has begun and NPM is already busy with a host of opportunities emerging for our network, as well as new research, new challenges and exciting new prospects as the year ahead unfolds.
Over the coming weeks and months we will be introducing our 2017 Horizons of Insight Seminar series, releasing our 2016 Annual Report, sharing more and progressing development on our National Māori Research Strategy and 2018 International Indigenous Research Conference, announcing new partnerships and engaging widely with our network throughout the country on the work we are doing, and how we can further collaborate to reach our mutual goals.
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Our successful partnership with Fulbright NZ continues in 2017, and once again we are offering the Fulbright-NPM Graduate and Scholar Awards.
The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$31,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.
The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to lecture and/or conduct research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$37,500 is granted each year, towards three to five months of lecturing and/or research.
Also don't forget about our Tohu Puiaki - Doctoral Completion Scholarships and Kia Ita - Masters Scholarships. Applications close February 28. Read more and apply here now.
The research challenges facing New Zealand and Māori society are complex and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams of researchers in 21 partners institutions across the country, that undertake ongoing collaborative studies to seek solutions and create positive change for our communities. Together these partners form Te Tira Takimano (TTT - NPM's Electoral College of Partners), with each of the 21 partners having an appointed representative to act on their behalf.
Over the first half of 2017 NPM's Co-Directors, Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh and Professor Jacinta Ruru are visiting all of our research partners to engage further, discuss collaborations, future plans and developments and renew our collective focus on our goals and vision of Māori leading New Zealand into the Future.