2016 Whakawhiwhinga

Over the first six months of 2016, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has distributed grants and awards totalling more than $250,000 to almost 30 Māori researchers from around the country.

These grants and awards are designed to build capability and expand capacity in our wider network, offering opportunities for researchers to engage in new project research, advance their careers and expertise, and deliver real outcomes for their communities.

We would like to congratulate all of our current recipients on their success, and encourage our wider community to review our Grants and Awards programme over the coming months.

Applications are currently still open for the:

  1. Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award (closed 1 August
  2. NPM Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (closed 3 August)
  3. Fulbright-NPM Scholar Award (closes 1 October)

We have also recently highlighted our intention to seed and scope new research with the new Kia Tō Kia Tipu; Seeding Excellence and Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama; Scoping Excellence funds which will allow researchers to embark on new projects which fit within NPM's research themes. An announcement on these new funding opportunities will be made later in July.

Whāia NPM Doctoral Excellence Scholarship Recipients

  • Liana MacDonald (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāri Koata, Rangitāne) - Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Education
  • Tracey Takuira (Te Arawa, Matātua, Ngāpuhi, Tainui) - Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • Lynley Uerata (Tainui - Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Tahinga) - School of Psychology, University of Waikato
  • Renee Smith (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Tainui) - School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University
  • Tui Matelau (Ngapuhi, Ngātikahi ki Whangaroa) - Communication Studies, AUT

Knowledge Event Support Grant Recipients

  • Associate Professor Tahu Kukutai & Maui Hudson - Pre-conference workshop: Indigenous Data - Indigenous Sovereignty - University of Waikato
  • Dr Anne-Marie Jackson - Te Koronga: Indigenous Science - UNiversity of Otago
  • Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki - He Paiaka Totara - University of Waikato
  • Professor Pare Keiha - Ka Haka – Empowering Performance, Māori and Indigenous Performance Studies Symposium’ - AUT
  • Moana Rarere - Māori Association of Social Science (MASS) Conference 2016 – Knowledge Sovereignty’ University of Waikato

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and NPM 'Kia Ita' Scholarship Recipients

  • Ms Angelia (Anahera) Scott (Ngāti Kahungunu) - Tāhuhu Whakaakoranga, Te Wānanga o Raukawa
  • Hinerangi Miriata Wiri (Te Arawa, Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Paoa) - University of Auckland
  • Te Kewena White (Ngāi Tūhoe) - Te Wānanga o Raukawa
  • Teresa (Pirihira) Denise Bowen (Ngāti Porou Te Arawa) - School of Social Work, Massey University
  • Hema Temara (Ngāi Tūhoe) - Te Whare Wānanga o Aotearoa

Doctoral Bridging Grant Recipients

  • Koroumatai Pewhairangi (Te Whānau a Apanui Ngāti Porou Ngāti Ira) - School of Indigenous Graduate Studies, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • Kimiora Raerino (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Rangiwewehi) - Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland
  • Teah Carlson (Te Whānau A Apanui) SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University
  • Felicity Ware (Ngāpuhi) - School of Public Health, College of Health, Massey University
  • Ani Kainamu Murchie (Ngāpuhi) - School of Biological Sciences and Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury
  • Sarah Herbert (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa) - School of Psychology, Massey University
  • Dorothy Hayes (Whakatohea, Ngaitai, Ngāti Awa, Ngā Puhi, Te Aitanga a Māhaki, Ngāti Kahungunu) - Graduate School, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Conference Attendance Support Grant Recipients

  • Gianna Leoni (Ngāti Kurī, Ngāi Takoto) - Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, University of Otago
  • Tara McAllister (Te Aitanga a Mahaki) - Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, University of Canterbury and Lincoln University
  • Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere (Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngai te Rangi, Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau) - School of Psychology, University of Waikato
  • Dr Melinda Webber (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāpuhi) - Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland
  • Matthew John Wylie (Ngai Tahu-Kai Tahu) - Department of Zoology, University of Otago
  • Dr Jani Wilson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) - School of Art & Design, Department of Creative Industries, AUT
  • Kendall Stevenson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāpuhi) - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago, Wellington