Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa and Hei Āhuru Mōwai are partnering this year to award a round of PhD scholarships to Māori Cancer Researchers who are early in their careers.

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Māori Cancer Researcher (Early Career) Awards 2021

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Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa (The Cancer Society of New Zealand) is a major funder of life-saving and world-class cancer research through its Research Grants Programme. Hei Āhuru Mōwai (Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa) is a network of internationally and nationally renowned Māori cancer experts who deliver indigenous expertise to cancer control in Aotearoa.

Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa and Hei Āhuru Mōwai are partnering this year to award a round of PhD scholarships to Māori Cancer Researchers who are early in their careers.

The Māori Early Career Development in Cancer Research Awards 2021  demonstrate our shared commitment to advance Māori aspirations in cancer research, and our recognition of the importance of representation in the research workforce in achieving this.

Eligibility

The Māori Early Career Development in Cancer Research Awards 2021 are for researchers who are committed to hauora Māori, maximising Māori cancer health gains, addressing existing cancer and health inequities. We value applications that include kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori.

To be eligible, you must: 

  • Be of Māori descent
  • Be resident in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Have academic supervision which includes at least one Māori supervisor. Those unable to identify a Māori supervisor are encouraged to get in touch prior to applying.
  • Intend to enrol or already be enrolled in a PhD. Those who have not yet enrolled for their proposed course of study but are intending to do so may apply for this PhD scholarship. In this case any award will be conditional on the applicant’s successful enrolment in a PhD at a New Zealand Wānanga or University.


Each PhD Scholarship will comprise the following components and will last for three years:

  • Stipend of $40,000 per year
  • Tuition fees of $10,000 per year
  • Tikanga contribution of $10,000 across the course of the award


Part-time students are welcome to enrol, noting that for such students the scholarship would be pro-rated. The award will not be granted for a period longer than the equivalent of three years fulltime.

How to apply

To apply, please consult the Application Guidelines below and fill out an Application Form.


Applications are open from Friday 20 August 2021 to Monday 11 October. Please note the extended deadline, to reflect the impact of lockdowns may have had.

For more information

If you have any pātai, please email research@cancer.org.nz

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Last updated: September 13, 2021