October 05, 2015
Kia Ita scholarships building capacity
A wide range of topics and disciplines could be covered by a new post-graduate scholarship funded by the Maori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri and administered by Maori research hub Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga.
There will be five Kia Ita scholarships of $10,000 each available to Maori students at Masters level.
Nga Pae director Tracey McIntosh says Masters scholarships are valuable for building knowledge.
"It’s particularly at this area the dissertation the thesis area where you can really start to build capacity and capability. What is wonderful about them is that if they're going to be completing a masters in English it needs to be on language revitalisation. If they are going to complete their masters and write their masters in the reo then it can be on any subject at all so it could be engineering it could be in nursing it could be anywhere," she says.
Associate Professor McIntosh says Nga Pae and Te Taura Whiri are similar in the communities they serve and the change they want to achieve, and the relationship is likely to deepen.
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