Monday 10 February, 2020 — Fulbright New Zealand is proud to announce the 2020 cohort of New Zealand Scholar Award Grantees. Representing five different universities and research institutions in New Zealand, each scholar will travel to the United States as early as July 2020 to pursue independent research and form international connections. Fulbright New Zealand Executive Director Penelope Borland says, “We are very pleased to announce this year’s Fulbright New Zealand and Fulbright Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholars, and we are excited to be supporting the variety of research areas being pursued, and the institutions this year’s scholars represent.”
The 2020 Fulbright New Zealand Scholars are:
The 2020 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award is:
The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to lecture and/or conduct research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development.
The Fulbright programme operates in over 155 countries and is one of the largest and most significant movements of scholars across the face of the earth.
Fulbright Scholar awards are unique in that they are available for research in any field, but are united in their common goal to forge international collaboration.
“Dr Tuaupiki, Professor Jahnke and Dr Love are outstanding Māori scholars who are conducting vital research central to mātauranga Māori knowledge. We are incredibly proud to see these scholars receiving these preeminent awards to further their work in this international comparative manner” says Professor Jacinta Ruru, Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.
“I was inspired to apply for a Fulbright Award because the philosophy of Fulbright focusses on fostering intercultural relationships. It provides an opportunity for academic exchange with other like-minded scholars and their communities. This focus appeals to my indigenous sensibility”, says Huia Jahnke.
“Social and cultural engagement is at the heart of dance practice and aligns well with the Fulbright mission to engage with and develop shared understandings”, says Karen Barbour.
The 2020 Fulbright New Zealand Scholars will be honoured at the annual Award Ceremony in June. For more information or for interviews with any of our scholars, please see contact details below.
Fulbright New Zealand
Therese Lloyd, Senior Communications Advisor
Phone: 04 472 2065, Email: [email protected]
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Josie McClutchie, Media and Communications Advisor
Email: [email protected]
For Karen Barbour please contact [email protected]
For Huia Jahnke please contact [email protected]
For Tyron Love please contact [email protected]
For Shona Munro please contact [email protected]
For Dianne Sika-Paotonu please contact [email protected]
For Haki Tuaupiki please contact [email protected]
For Stuart Young please contact [email protected]
About Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards
Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to lecture and/or conduct research at US institutions. A small number of awards valued at up to US$37,500 are granted each year, towards three to five months of lecturing and/or research. These awards are available for lecturing and/or research in any field, at any US institute.
Applications for Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards close 1 October annually.