Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Scholarships available, close 1 July

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Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to two new Scholar Award programmes co-sponsored by Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Zealands Maori Centre of Research Excellence. These awards are for New Zealand academics, artists and professionals to undertake academic and cultural exchanges to the United States of America in fields of indigenous development:

Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Senior Scholar Award
This award, valued at up to US$32,500 plus travel expenses, is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to conduct research and/or lecture in the US for three to five months in a field of indigenous development. One award is granted each year.
http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nz-npotmscholar.html

Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development
These awards, valued at up to NZ$5,000, are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to visit the US for 12 to 90 days in order to present their work on a theme of indigenous development to American audiences. A small number of awards are granted each year.
http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nz-npotmtravel.html

These new awards are intended to support exchange activities meeting one or more of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga’s research themes, as stated on their website at http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/Research/Researchthemes/tabid/113/Default.aspx

Nga Pae o te Maramatangas Director, Dr Charles Royal, is himself a Fulbright alumnus and hopes the new awards will benefit both the participating researchers and wider Maori communities.

We are committed to achieving research excellence that will bring positive change to our communities… A particular feature of these new awards is that they provide opportunities for scholars to engage in the pursuit of research excellence in a context that embraces a more global sense of indigeneity,”says Dr Royal.

Applications for both awards close at 5pm on Thursday 1 July 2010.

See the Fulbright New Zealand website for further details of these and other Fulbright awards www.fulbright.org.nz

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