Māori Scholars

BRNZ is committed to developing a thriving Māori neuroscience and healthcare workforce, to ensure we create a pipeline of talented Māori researchers and clinicians working in a field of increasing importance for Māori. Our centre offers summer, Masters and PhD scholarships for talented Māori researchers starting their careers in neuroscience. We also offer the Eru Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship, named after Te Rikawa Dallas (Eru) Thompson - kaumatua of Te Kawerau a Maki - who played a pioneering role in the introduction and ongoing development of Māori cultural attitudes in the University of Auckland’s teaching and research activities involving human tissue.


Māori Summer Research Scholarships 2020-2021

BRNZ is pleased to announce a call for Māori Summer Scholarship applications for 2020-2021.  The Summer Scholarships will give Māori students experience on research projects led by a BRNZ member and within BRNZ’s research scope over the 2020-2021 summer break. We encourage all Māori students currently studying at 200, 300 or 400 level to talk to potential supervisors about this rewarding opportunity. Students will need to have a supervisor from within the CoRE during the period of the award.The Scholarship provides up to $5,500 of funding over six-ten weeks. 

Applications are due 5pm 1 September via the relevant research office. To apply, please read the Guidelines and complete the Application Form.

You can also read about the experience of one of the summer scholars of our last cohort: Isaac Samuels (Tainui) worked with Prof Alan Barber (Ngāti Porou, Whakatōhea) to analyse ethnic differences in access to acute stroke reperfusion therapy. Isaac says, "The summer scholarship was an incredible experience, I learnt so much about medicine, research, and myself along the way." Read more.

Pacific Summer Research Scholarships 2020-2021

BRNZ is pleased to announce a call for Pacific Summer Scholarship applications for 2020-2021.  The Summer Scholarships will give Pacific students experience on research projects led by a BRNZ member and within BRNZ’s research scope over the 2020-2021 summer break. We encourage all Pacific students currently studying at 200, 300 or 400 level to talk to potential supervisors about this rewarding opportunity. Students will need to have a supervisor from within the CoRE during the period of the award. The Scholarship provides up to $5,500 of funding over six-ten weeks. 

Applications are due 5pm 1 September via the relevant research office. To apply, please read the Guidelines and complete the Application Form.


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