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Research

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship

Past Event
Closing date for applications 19 Sep 2016
in partnership with Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Sir Hugh and Lady Freda Kawharu

© Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation

Auckland Museum and the Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation are seeking applications for the Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for the academic year 2017.

The scholarship of $10,000 is open to full-time students of Māori descent and enrolled at undergraduate or postgraduate level at a New Zealand university. It is designed to support research projects which form part of an applicant’s degree and relate closely to the scope of the Museum’s collections and research interests.

This prestigious scholarship honours Sir Hugh Kawharu, who was involved in Auckland Museum’s governance for over 30 years. He was a renowned and generous scholar, establishing the field of Māori Studies as rangatira. Sir Hugh also provided a powerful vision and strong leadership for Ngāti Whātua.

How to apply

Applications should be made using the form set out below.  The closing date for applications for the 2016 academic year is 5pm on 19 September, 2016. 

Applications should be submitted electronically.  Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, including word limits.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date in order to make arrangements for a selection interview, expected to be held in mid- September.