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:
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.
If 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 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.”