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Research Grants

The Poutama Ara Rau Research Theme seeks to expand the quality of Māori learning and teaching theory and methods for tertiary teaching, enhance access to ako in a tertiary context including technological devices, and ensure that the Theme and Otago are nationally and internationally recognised and sought after for expertise in Māori learning and teaching methods in a tertiary environment.

Poutama Ara Rau (PAR) Research Grants fund relevant research initiatives that develop pedagogically appropriate Māori approaches to tertiary teaching and learning including small research projects and travel and registration costs to attend relevant conferences (including workshops, symposiums). We encourage applications from staff and postgraduate students from all disciplines throughout the University who have a research interest in investigating Māori pedagogical approaches to tertiary teaching and/or learning.

Applicants can apply for up to $1000 for research project assistance and/or up to $400 for conference attendance support. Applicants are encouraged to seek other aligned funding where possible. Applicants may also apply for reimbursement of a past event/project. Applications will be assessed by a subcommittee of the PAR Steering Committee.  Click here to download the Research Grant Guidelines, application and feedback forms.

All applications must be completed and emailed to poutama.ararau@otago.ac.nz by Monday 15 August 2016.  Note the total pool of funding available is $8,000. If not all money is allocated, a second call for applications will be made in October.