We use a variety of research investment models, including commissioning and contestable methods. We invest and support:
- Research Projects
- Te Pae Tawhiti Initiatives (Programme)
- Scoping Projects
- Special Projects
- Other Research
All research we undertake aligns or contributes to our Research Plan (research themes and priorities).
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has developed a research commissioning process to invest in our specific research priorities, encourage a collaborative research programme and and support excellence and outcomes that will meet our mission and vision.
The Purpose of Research Commissioning
The overall purpose of research commissioning is to give practical effect to the Ministerial Determination defining CoREs as:
... an inter-institutional network of collaborating researchers working on an agreed plan.... producing world class research.
We wish to give expression to this prescription in a field we are entitling ‘indigenous development’ (described in our Research and Strategic Plans). NPM is seeking to maintain and grow a network, a movement, a community of excellent collaborating researchers working in the field of indigenous development. Additional objectives of Research Commissioning are as follows:
- To achieve high quality excellent research which is both relevant and useful to Māori people
- To demonstrate clearly and consistently the value of our research
- To gain greater cohesion, direction and focus in our research programme
- To engage a wider range of expertise in our research investment decisions by involving them in the development of a research plan, a commissioning plan and monitoring research projects and programmes
- To achieve a better mix of long term research investments and short term research projects
- To energise PRE relationships further so as to achieve an active research network
- To build ‘nodes of research excellence’, particularly, but not exclusively, around a significant senior academic and research leader
- To reduce the cost to both researchers and NPM in preparing and processing research proposals from a range of disciplines using fair and transparent means
- To ensure that research conducted by NPM is cost effective.
Overall we seek to gain coherency, cohesion and momentum across a range of research projects and programmes leading to positive change.
Pae Tawhiti Initiative Advisory Panels
The two panels, the Te Reo Māori and Māori Economic Development Panel, are tasked with the role of providing expert advice on the Pae Tawhiti initiatives, assessing applications and making recommendations for funding to the Joint Directors of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. The panels will also have a role in assessing the final outputs of the successful grants holders. The two advisory panels comprise:
Te Reo Māori Panel
- Tipene Crisp – Chair
- Cathy Dewes
- Kaa Williams
- Professor Ngapare Hopa
- Professor Timoti Karetu
- Professor Wharehuia Milroy
- Professor Linda Smith
- Professor Sir Hirini Moko Mead
- Sharon Armstrong
Te Reo Māori Advisory Panel selects an assessment committee from its members to assess and monitor the projects.
Māori Economic Development Panel
- Rauru Kirikiri – Chair
- Professor Linda Smith
- Willie Te Aho
- Whaimutu Dewes
- June McCabe
- Mike Stevens
The Māori Economic Development Advisory Panel forms our assessment committee.