HRC Māori Health Research Summer Studentships

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 17 July 2018

Full applications - hard copy due at the HRC: 17 July 2018 - 5:00pm

Length of award

At least 10 weeks.

Number of awards offered

One or more

Purpose of award

To assist those students undertaking health related courses wishing to be involved in a Māori health research project over the summer vacation.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on the potential of the student to have a career with a significant involvement in Māori health research and the quality of their intended supervision.

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible for one of these studentships, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen or hold residency in New Zealand, and be of indigenous Pacific descent (you can find our description of Pacific peoples on page 3 of the 2018 Pacific CDA application guidelines below).

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Within four weeks of completion of the studentship, a report is required from the student, in collaboration with their supervisor, outlining the work carried out by them while funded by the HRC summer studentship as well as any outcomes resulting from their research (such as publications).

How do students apply?

All the information you need to apply for a summer studentship is now available - Please chick here.

Application process
Firstly, you'll need to register your intention to submit an application for this studentship. Registration must be completed online via HRC Gateway. Following registration, you'll need to submit a full application online via HRC Gateway using the 2018 Pacific CDA application form below and then send a signed hardcopy of this application to the HRC.

Got a question?
If you have a question about this studentship, please email our Manager of Pacific Research Investment, Ms Tolotea Lanumata, or phone Tolotea on +64 9 303 5224.
HRC MHSS Explanatory Notes

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Half the remuneration will be allocated at the outset of the studentship, with the remaining amount paid when the report is received.

Decision makers

Research projects should be related directly to the health of iwi/Māori with the precise topic to be determined by the applicant and their supervisor.

History or background of award

Summer Studentships in Māori health research are available to introduce research to those students who have the potential to develop careers involving, Māori health research.

Additional information

Supervisors should be a suitable role model, with a clearly demonstrated record of publication in health research and the necessary time, interest and enthusiasm to give to the student (maximum 2 students per supervisor). The project should be a discrete piece of research that is achievable within the period of the studentship (usually ten weeks). Some training in research methodology and report writing should be involved and the student is encouraged to present the results of the research at a seminar and/or by publication. It is the student's and the supervisor's joint responsibility to ensure that the project is completed on time.

If ethics approval is required for the summer studentship, it is the supervisor's responsibility to ensure that this is obtained at the time an application is submitted for consideration. Otherwise, students are advised to select a project that does not require ethics approval.


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

Health Research Council of New Zealand
PO Box 5541, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
(09) 303 5200


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 May 2018.