Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Awards

  • 7 July 2010

Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to two new Scholar Award programmes co-sponsored by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

These awards are for New Zealand academics, artists and professionals to undertake academic and cultural exchanges to the United States of America in fields of indigenous development:

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Senior Scholar Award

This award, valued at up to US$32,500 plus travel expenses, is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to conduct research and/or lecture in the US for three to five months in a field of indigenous development. One award is granted each year. http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nz-npotmscholar.html

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development

These awards, valued at up to NZ$5,000, are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to visit the US for 12 to 90 days in order to present their work on a theme of indigenous development to American audiences. A small number of awards are granted each year. http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nz-npotmtravel.html

These new awards are intended to support exchange activities meeting one or more of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s research themes, as stated on their website at http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/Research/Researchthemes/tabid/113/Default.aspx

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s Director, Dr Charles Royal, is himself a Fulbright alumnus and hopes the new awards will benefit both the participating researchers and wider Māori communities. “We are committed to achieving research excellence that will bring positive change to our communities,” says Dr Royal. “A particular feature of these new awards is that they provide opportunities for scholars to engage in the pursuit of research excellence in a context that embraces a more global sense of indigeneity.”

Applications for both awards close at 5pm on Thursday 1 July 2010.

See the Fulbright New Zealand website for further details of these and other Fulbright scholarships.