Motu Quantitative Economics Āheitanga Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 August 2021

30 Aug 20

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The purposes of the award are to
Enhance New Zealand’s research capacity and support sound public policy by encouraging students of Māori descent to learn to understand quantitative research, and set them on a track that will allow them to become quantitative researchers.
Provide promising students with career guidance and mentoring from top researchers.
Build networks between researchers and future leaders.

Selection criteria

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student of Māori descent who intends to study economics and is planning to enrol in a second year econometrics course, or equivalent quantitative economics course.

There will be one Āheitanga Scholarship for each university. Where multiple candidates from one university apply, Motu will assess student’s academic achievement and interest in economics or a related field. We will also be guided by advice from the university on the student’s involvement in mentoring and links to their cultural heritage.

How do students apply?

To apply for the scholarship, please complete this form and send it to by 30 August 2020.
Application Form

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
PO Box 24390, Wellington 6142


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in September 2020.