• Grant Status
    Open

     

    CALL FOR INTERNSHIP PROJECT PROPOSALS FROM SUPERVISING NPM RESEARCHERS

    Due 5 September 2022, 5pm

    The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Māori (NPM) Futures Programme supports promising Māori senior undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students as a means to growing an expert and capable Māori researcher workforce for Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme is about growing tomorrow’s Māori research leaders who are able to set and pursue strong research directions to produce knowledge, foundational to building a flourishing future for Māori. Our internship programme is a successful and long-standing strategy that NPM uses to achieve this goal. Some of our earlier interns have pursued doctoral and post-doctoral studies; joined impactful research teams in the National Science Challenges; found academic or professional research roles in organisations like Universities and Crown Research Institutions; or founded their own research consultancies. Ours is an excellent programme.

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    PURPOSE

    The New Horizons internship programme is for Māori students interested in pursuing a career in research. The award will provide assistance to Māori students enrolled at a NPM tertiary education partner entity to gain research experience and increase their research skills. The student will work under the supervision and guidance of an excellent NPM Māori researcher based at any NPM partner entity. The student will complete research activities that align to the NPM Matakitenga research programme and contribute to the mission of NPM which is to create the foundations for flourishing Māori futures. Interns will participate in the online NPM Māori Futures support programme during the tenure of their award and are actively encouraged to participate in broader NPM activities as appropriate.

    TERM

    20 internships will be available for the December 2022 - February 2023 summer period.

    STUDEN INTERN ELIGIBILITY

    The award is for Māori pre-doctoral students enrolled at a NPM tertiary education partner entity in 2022 who are genuinely interested in advancing their skills and capacity in Indigenous development and research. They can be enrolled in upper-level undergraduate (Bachelor) or post-graduate (Master) degree programmes.

    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR ELIGIBILITY

    Any NPM researcher (supervisor) based at a NPM Partner entity can submit a proposal to host and supervise an intern. Any pre-doctoral upper-level undergraduate (Bachelor) or post-graduate (Master) Māori student genuinely interested in advancing their skills and capacity in Indigenous development and research and enrolled at a NPM tertiary education partner entity in 2022 may apply for advertised internships.

    VALUE

    $6,000 NZD per award

    APPLY ONLINE

    https://auckland.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWWCLj0WL8CjZQi

    CONTACT

    research@maramatanga.ac.nz

     

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    There are three stages to developing and awarding an internship.

    1. Call for Internship proposals from NPM researchers

    The internship proposal is for a research activity usually associated with a larger project or programme of research being led by the applying researcher. It is not recommended that a student conceive and conduct their own research project due to the short period of the internship. The focus of an internship research activity should be aligned with the NPM Matakitenga research framework. A research activity might include: a literature review, designing a survey, assisting with data collection, analysis of an existing data set, or engaging in a collaborative academic writing exercise. The proposed research activity should be achievable within a ten week period during the university summer holiday break. The researcher who submits a proposal is expected to be the person who will provide supervision and support to the intern.

    2. Internship proposal selection

    Following receipt of proposals, a process of selection will then take place with the most suitable internships advertised to Māori students on the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga website and through social media channels beginning the week of the 26th of September 2022.

    3. Students apply for available internships

    Any student enrolled at an NPM tertiary education partner entity may apply for an advertised summer internship. Internships are competitive and for this reason we ask student applicants to indicate their first, second and third choice of internship projects. Once we receive student applications, we determine the best match between advertised project and student interests. We then recommend the best match of student(s) to the supervising researcher. Once confirmed, the intern is expected to begin their internship any time after the conclusion of the university exam period but no later than the 5th of December 2022

  • Grant Status
    Closed

    The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Māori (NPM) Futures Programme supports promising Māori senior  undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral students as a means to growing an expert and capable Māori researcher workforce for Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme is about growing tomorrow’s Māori research leaders who are able to set and pursue strong research directions to produce knowledge foundational to building a flourishing future for Māori. Our PhD Scholarship grant is a successful and long-standing strategy that NPM uses to achieve this goal. Some of our earlier recipients have successfully completed doctoral and post-doctoral studies; joined impactful research teams in the National Science Challenges; found academic or professional research roles in organisations like Universities and Crown Research Institutions; or founded their own research consultancies. Ours is an excellent programme. 

    How to apply | Application files & templates

    Purpose 

    The NPM PhD Scholarship grant is for Māori students who are enrolled, or intend to enrol, in a PhD Doctoral programme at any NPM tertiary education partner entity. The scholarship will provide financial assistance, by way of a non-taxable stipend and contribution to course fees, and ongoing support through participation in the NPM Māori Futures Programme. The PhD doctoral student will progress their PhD thesis and research that aligns to the NPM Matakitenga research programme and contribute to the mission of NPM, that is, to create the foundations for flourishing Māori futures. All recipients of the NPM PhD Doctoral scholarship award are expected to participate in NPM professional excellence activities, Te Kupenga o MAI, the biennial International Indigenous Research Conference, and NPM researcher wānanga. 

    Successful applicants will join a high performing and high impact multi-institutional transdisciplinary team of NPM Māori researchers situated across Aotearoa. All are working towards creating the foundations for flourishing Māori futures. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an effort to bring about transformative change for a better future. 

    Eligibility 

    The lead applicant must be a high achieving Māori PhD Doctoral student who is currently enrolled, or intends to enrol, at an NPM tertiary education Partner institution to undertake PhD Doctoral research. Their research must align with the NPM Matakitenga research framework.  

    COVID 

    Proposed research activities must be achievable under the governments Red Traffic Light settings. 

    Duration  

    The award is for a two-year duration and completion date is expected to be on or before 1st January 2025. 

    Value  

    Stipend of $29,000 per annum plus $7,000 for tuition fees, for two years.  Successful applicants will be entitled to complimentary registration for the NPM Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference and NPM professional excellence activities. 

    We expect to support a total of 10 PhD scholarship awards in this round.   

    Closing Date  

    Monday 15th August 2022 5pm 

    How to apply 

    Applications must be submitted through the NPM online application portal. 

    https://auckland.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3UGi6HIu6cD88bI 

    Applications need to include:  

    1. completed application form NPM phd scholarships
    1. Cover Letter (PDF)
    1. Academic Transcript (PDF)
    1. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

    Cover Letter 

    Your cover letter should describe your commitment to working in the Māori world and your intended career trajectory. 

    Contact 

    For application queries please email: research@maramatanga.ac.nz 

     

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