Māori Scholars

BRNZ is committed to developing a thriving Māori neuroscience and healthcare workforce, to ensure we create a pipeline of talented Māori researchers and clinicians working in a field of increasing importance for Māori. Our centre offers summer, Masters and PhD scholarships for talented Māori researchers starting their careers in neuroscience. We also offer the Eru Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship, named after Te Rikawa Dallas (Eru) Thompson - kaumatua of Te Kawerau a Maki - who played a pioneering role in the introduction and ongoing development of Māori cultural attitudes in the University of Auckland’s teaching and research activities involving human tissue.

Māori Summer Scholarships - 2019 Applications are now open!

We are delighted to announce a call for Māori Summer Scholarship applications for 2019.  The Summer Scholarships will give Māori students experience on research projects led by a BRNZ member and within BRNZ’s research scope over the 2019-2020 summer break. We encourage all Māori students currently studying at 200, 300 or 400 level to talk to potential supervisors about this rewarding opportunity. 

Students will need to have a supervisor from within the CoRE during the period of the award.  Please refer to the guidelines and application form for full application requirements.

The Scholarship provides up to $5,500 of funding over six-ten weeks. Applications are due at 5pm, 6 September. Please download the Guidelines and application form below.

Guidelines - BRNZ Māori Summer Scholarship

Application Form - BRNZ Māori Summer Scholarship

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