September 01, 2021
New scholarship for Maori cancer researchers
The Cancer Society has teamed up with a network of Māori cancer professionals and whānau, Hei Āhuru Mōwai to offer a PhD scholarship in cancer research.
The awards are for researchers who are committed to maximising Māori health gains, addressing health inequities and fostering Māori health aspirations.
Chief executive Lucy Elwood says the Cancer Society’s equity charter acknowledges significant inequities are experienced by Māori; in cancer rates, cancer care and cancer outcomes.
Māori researchers are also under-represented.
Hei Āhuru Mōwai CEO Moahuia Goza says Māori researchers at PhD level often face financial barriers, so the scholarship offers a living wage so that they can dedicate time to research.
Each PhD scholarship will last for three years and comes with a $40,000 annual stipend, another $10,000 a year towards tuition fees, and a 10,000 tikanga allowance across the length of the award.
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