Borrin Foundation – Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Postgraduate Scholarship

Applications closed on 10 September 2021. Next application round opens August 2022.

Pool of funding available: $80,000 (the pool may be awarded to one scholar or split between two)

The Borrin Foundation wishes to contribute to increasing Māori postgraduate scholarship in law.

We invite proposals from Māori law graduates who wish to obtain a postgraduate degree in law overseas or domestically.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence will provide support and manaakitanga to the successful candidate including via Te Kupenga o MAI (The Māori and Indigenous scholar network).

Eligibility  

  • Māori LLB graduate from a New Zealand institution who wishes to advance their law studies.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Connection to Te Ao Māori.
  • Future potential for Māori leadership in legal development and the legal profession.

 

How it would work

The aim of the scholarship is to support a Māori scholar to pursue a post-graduate degree in law at a New Zealand university or at an overseas institution (any jurisdiction) including multi-year degree programmes.

Funding can be used for costs such as course fees, living expenses, and airfares.

 

Application dates

Applications are accepted once a year in August. The dates for the next application are:

Applications open: 9 August 2021

Applications closed on 10 September 2021 (12pm on 3 September 2021 deadline extended)

Decisions confirmed: early December 2021

 

How to apply

To apply you need to prepare all your paperwork first, then submit this information through our online application. The proposal template and application form are available when we are accepting applications. 

  1. Complete the Borrin Foundation – Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Postgraduate Scholarship proposal template including your proposal and personal statement. This document should be no more than 7 pages with max 5 pages for your proposal and max 2 pages for your personal statement. If you are applying for an LLM by coursework only, where the proposal template asks about your planned research, explain your plan for your degree and what your focus of study will be.
  2. Prepare your CV or resume (max 3 pages).
  3. Ensure you have a copy of your academic transcripts.
  4. Ask two people for permission for the Borrin Foundation to contact them directly to provide a written reference – you can use our template to request written references.
  5. Once all your paperwork is ready, complete our online application and upload your proposal, CV and academic transcripts as PDF files.

If you have any questions contact Megan at admin@borrinfoundation.nz.