Every year, Motu Research offers a one-year $10,000 scholarship pool to enhance research capacity in Aotearoa’s Māori community. It is offered to university students of Māori descent who are working on (or are planning to work on) an Honours, Masters or PhD thesis.
Applications for the scholarship are currently OPEN until 15 September 2023.
See all information here or email us. If you are interested, please fill in this application form, read this information sheet and ask your tutor to fill in the reference report.
One of Motu Research’s objectives is to build capacity in economic and public policy research in Aotearoa. We aim to improve individuals, groups and institutions' capacity and ability to do empirical and theoretical research on public policy in Aotearoa. We do this through training, collaboration and sponsorship of students or researchers. One of our aims is to make Aotearoa a more attractive location for top researchers, including expatriate New Zealanders, to work.
Through our Āheitanga Thesis scholarship, we hope to help enhance research capacity in Aotearoa’s Māori community and help students of Māori descent research topics relevant to public policy development.
Our preference is the thesis topics are in economics, or some other social science and use a quantitative methodology.
Based on the applicants, Motu Research decides each year if we award the scholarship pool to one candidate or split it between two candidates.
Some past recipients of the Āheitanga Thesis scholarship include:
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