Raewyn Good Study Award for Māori and Pasifika Social Science Research


Who: Master's social science student
Where: Any New Zealand University/Wananga
When: 2018
Scholarship: $6000
Deadline: 1 September 2017

What: Study award of $6,000 for Māori and Pasifika postgraduate student undertaking a Master’s which involves social sciences research.

Applications for the inaugural Raewyn Good Study Award, administered by Royal Society Te Apārangi, are open and close on 1 September 2017.

The study award, tenable at any New Zealand university/wānanga for one year is available to students, who at the time of application, are engaged/enrolled in or applying for a Master’s degree which involves undertaking social sciences research. A single award of $6,000 is offered for one year in 2018.


Following is a list of criteria for the Raewyn Good Study Award. It is not intended that all applicants (graduates) meet all the criteria on this list. Please indicate in your application the relevant bullet points that apply:

  • I am of Māori or Pasifika descent or identify as Māori or Pasifika
  • I am registered, or planning to register for a Master’s degree in the social sciences in a New Zealand university/wānanga
  • I will be undertaking research involving Māori or Pasifika, or vulnerable or hard-to-reach communities, or is a component of a larger piece of community-led research
  • I have the support of or linkages to that community
  • I am the first in the family (including parents) to undertake tertiary study
  • I am returning later in life to study.


Applicants must have social sciences as a significant part of their undergraduate degree. For the purposes of this award, social sciences shall be deemed to mean:

fields of study that may involve more empirical methods to consider society and human behaviour, including (but not limited to) anthropology, archaeology, criminology, economics, education, linguistics, political science and international relations, sociology, geography, law, and psychology. 

At the time of application, students must be engaged/enrolled in or applying for a master's course at a New Zealand university/wānanga which involves undertaking social sciences research.