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Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury postgraduate and doctoral scholarships

Three NTRC scholarships are offered annually to Doctoral students which are worth $21,000, plus fees, for three years.

The NTRC also offers five scholarships annually for Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Master’s students. These scholarships are valued at $12,000 plus fees, for one year.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

Subject matters of particular interest to the centre are:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Indigenous and tribal economies
  • 19th Century textual translations of rare South Island manuscripts

Applications open annually 31 August and close at 4pm on 31 October.

Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, NTRC PhD Scholarship Recipient

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations and to apply online please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ntrc/scholarships/

To enquire please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

UC doctoral student wins Kate Sheppard Memorial award

Congratulations to Ngāi Tahu Research Centre doctoral student, Kelly Tikao, who has won the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust award for 2018.

Kelly will be presented with her award in September at a celebration dinner honouring 125 years of the Kate Sheppard Suffrage movement in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Enrol now for ‘Oral Traditions and Modern Histories of Ngāi Tahu’

UC NGI TAHU RESEARCH CENTRE_1 LineIf you’re interested in history, and are looking for 200-level papers, then this course is for you.

HIST292-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017, Oral Traditions and Modern Histories of Ngāi Tahu

Jonathan Alvarov2Jonathan Alvaro is studying at The University of Canterbury on exchange from Hope College in Holland, Michigan U.S.A. He is a third year college student, majoring in Biology and looking to pursue a career in human medicine.

“This past spring I took MAOR285/HIST 292, Oral Traditions and Modern Histories of Ngāi Tahu with Dr Martin Fisher and Associate Professor Te Maire Tau. Martin and Te Maire have different teaching styles but worked well together to keep the content interesting and alive.

“The course provided excellent background in Ngāi Tahu whakapapa and history, and then we mainly focused on Ngāi Tahu interactions with Pākehā over the last 200 years. As an international student this was not only helpful to understanding specifically Ngāi Tahu, but also in understanding Ngāi Tahu’s impact on New Zealand and how they have shaped the young country.

“Land transactions and treaty settlements were other focuses, culminating by studying the Ngāi Tahu Claim Settlement Act and all that entailed. All questions were welcome and class regularly consisted of activities, break out discussions, and real-life applications that worked to bring greater comprehension to even the most difficult concepts.

“Both Martin and Te Maire prioritised actual understanding and learning through exploring ideas as opposed to memorising endless facts. MAOR 285 is the most interactive history course that I have taken, and discussions with other students in class have made it the most fun as well. This course is a fantastic choice for anyone interested in Māori, Ngāi Tahu, or even New Zealand as a whole.”

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