The purpose of He Kokonga Ngākau scholarships and fellowships is to support and contribute to the growing knowledge of Māori intergenerational trauma and recovery, and to support Māori students to complete Master’s and doctoral studies, as well as Māori writers in their writing endeavours.
If you applied for a scholarship or fellowship in 2021 and did not receive an award, your application will be included in the 2022 round. However, scholarship applicants will still need to confirm that you are enrolled for study in 2022 (proof required) and that your study aligns with the eligibility section. There is a different application from to fill in (see below) if you applied in 2021. If your focus of your 2022 application needs to change, we recommend you complete a new application.
The amount of the award will be determined according to the relevance of your study or area of writing, and will be between $10,000 and $15,000.
You may apply if you are studying or writing in areas where there is a focus on Māori intergenerational trauma and/or recovery. You may be undertaking a broad approach in your research, or undertaking a whānau, hapū or iwi case study approach.
Eligibility for the scholarships is also based on how closely it matches to our four He Kokonga Ngākau project areas:
Eligibility for the fellowships is also based on how closely it matches to our four He Kokonga Ngākau project areas:
Other eligibility criteria include:
Applications open: 14 January
Applications close: 27 February
Applicants advised of outcome: 22 March
Successful applicants to attend, present and officially receive the award at He Kokonga Whare Symposium, Whanganui, in June: Date to be confirmed
Please note that, the Assessment Panel’s decisions is final – no correspondence will be entered into.
The Assessment Panel will consider the applications according to the following criteria:
Please complete this form fully and accurately. You must complete all sections of the application and agree to the Declaration of Accuracy. The information you provide will determine your eligibility for a He Kokonga Ngākau scholarship or fellowship.
For all enquiries please phone (06) 345 2680 during business hours.