Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga PhD Scholarship in Indigenous Governance

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is offering a three year full-time doctoral scholarship, including a stipend of $25,000 plus tuition fees, and $500 towards thesis binding. The thesis must examine indigenous governance, specifically iwi governance and Māori assets, fitting with NPM’s research priority, Optimising Māori Economic Performance. Of particular interest is the role of women in leadership and governance in iwi communities.

The thesis must be acceptable to NPM’s Scholarship Assessment Committee. Applicants should have a Masters degree in education, arts or related field, experience and drive with iwi, governance and a good understanding of kaupapa Māori theory and methodologies with case study experience. Good fluency in te reo Māori expected as well as strong community ties and iwi/indigenous networks. 

Applications close 20th June 2011. Please send a CV, cover letter and brief doctoral proposal to the Director, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga c/o Jane Rangiwahia j.rangiwahia@auckland.ac.nz