Apply now for the Wai Māori Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Wai Māori Scholarship, a fund aimed at supporting Māori in the pursuit of freshwater or freshwater fisheries research or study.

The Wai Māori scholarship has been established in order to strengthen the presence of Māori experts in the freshwater and freshwater fisheries related fields of academic study and professional fields. The scholarship seeks to encourage Māori students to pursue research in these fields or further their academic journey.

A total fund of $30,000 has been made available for this scholarship, this may be awarded to a single recipient or split between a number of recipients.

Interested? Download the scholarship guidelines then apply online below.

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Once you have downloaded and read through the guidelines, please apply online using the button below.
Applications close 19 September 2022.

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Purpose of the fund

The scholarship seeks to contribute to the advancement of study or research in one or more of the following areas: 

Indigenous freshwater species research  

Effects of climate change on indigenous freshwater species 

Kaupapa Māori freshwater research 

Māori rights and interests in freshwater  

Freshwater and/or freshwater fisheries/species management and protection  

Freshwater and/or freshwater fisheries/species policy, regulation, and development 

Building or strengthening connections of tauira to their iwi/hapū 

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