The Māori and Indigenous programme (MAI) programme is for the enhancement of Māori and indigenous post-graduate students throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. This national network of key sites forms an integral part of Te Pae Whakatairanga Hiranga, the Capability Building programme of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Read more.

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3MT® Thesis Competition

  • 9 August 2016

This year, at NPM's International Indigenous Research Conference we are holding our first Indigenous 3-Minute Thesis Competition (link).

Entries are now open to research masters and confirmed doctoral candidates undertaking Indigenous focused research at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Doctoral and masters candidates whose theses are under examination by the date of their first presentation are eligible to compete. (note: graduates are not eligible)

Fulbright & NPM: An Enduring Partnership

  • 29 June 2016

NPM and Fulbright New Zealand have established an enduring and successful partnership in recent years.

This relationship has created ongoing opportunities for Māori academics and students to study and experience life in the United States, not only building excellence in Māori research and development but also ensuring that Māori recipients can share their culture with their US contemporaries and contribute to the Fulbright programme’s vision of promoting mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges.

Te Aho Tapu Scholarship

  • 8 June 2016

Applications for the Te Aho Tapu PhD Scholarship are now open  (Applications close 5pm, Friday 17 June).

With an annual stipend of $28,000 (plus tuition fees), this scholarship is designed to support a Māori PhD student who is interested in pursuing their studies around the relationships between healthy people and healthy natural environments.

NPM Annual Report 2015

  • 20 May 2016

Hāpaitia te ara tika, pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu

Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's 2015 Annual Report has been published and highlights a year when we delivered real outcomes for iwi, hapū and whānau and enjoyed consistent growth, as well as the increased engagement of our network and wider community.

Research Excellence Highlighted

  • 20 May 2016

A small collection of recent NPM project reports highlighting the quality and breadth of our research and researchers have been made available on our site. These three projects were completed in 2015 and look at: the challenges faced by Māori academics, how mātauranga Māori can inform farming practice and how the quality of te reo Māori can be enhanced for future generations.

Māori Engagement in New Zealand’s Extractive Industry

  • 20 May 2016

New Zealand has seen a sharp increase in Extractive Industry (oil, gas and mining) projects in recent years, and the government has been strongly supportive of investment in this sector.

Some iwi and hapū have been engaged in high profile demonstrations against the industry ... but many Māori communities struggle to effectively engage with the industry, and in particular, point to inadequate consultation processes.

NPM Post-Doctoral Opportunity

  • 16 June 2016

Do you want to make a difference to your community and advance your research career? Do you have research that you think can impact future generations? Do you want to be a part of Māori leading NZ into the future?

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is currently offering three new, 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRFs) valued at up to $78,615 per annum.

Supporting Māori Excellence and Success

  • 1 March 2016

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is pleased to announce a new programme of scholarships and grants totalling over $500,000 for 2016.

These grants provide resources and opportunities to support Māori students attain excellence in higher education, as well as provide emerging and recognised researchers and scholars to undertake, share and publish research that contributes to Māori and the nation as a whole.

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