January 21, 2015
Nga Pae top of queue for CORE funding
The Maori centre for research excellence Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga will live on, with the Tertiary Education Commission deciding it is the only applicant to go forward to the next stage of the Maori CoRE funding round for 2016 – 2020.
The Auckland University-based centre is a coalition of universities, wananga, a crown research institute, museums and community-based research units from across the country.
It was dropped by from the main Core funding round last year, but a campaign by Maori academics and pressure from the Maori Party meant a separate allocation for Maori research was included in the last Budget.
It must now submit a full funding proposal to the commission’s selection panel.
Director Tracey McIntosh from Ngai Tuhoe says the proposal will include a new research leadership model with a collaborative governance structure and greater community involvement.
She says the collective model supports and values the efforts of all researchers to ensure research excellence which benefits Maori and the nation, and enables diverse leadership skills from around the country to be embraced and expanded.
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