Te Tohu Whaioranga Rangahau – Travel Bursary included

Recipients of the Te Tohu Whaioranga Rangahau can receive up to $5,000 paid as an educational grant, with the aim of encouraging excellence in research.

Te ORA and PHARMAC welcome applications for this award which seeks to recognise and acknowledge our Tauira Rata (Māori Medical Students) for excellence in a research idea relating to Māori health and Pharmaceuticals. 


Applicants must:

  • Identify as Māori.
  • Be currently enrolled at the University of Otago or the Auckland University Medical Schools.
  • Be a current financial member of Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association).Submit a 500 word essay
  • Submit the essay and application form no later than 5pm, Friday 18th January 2019.

All applications will be considered by Te ORA Awards Committee whose decision is final.  The recipient will be advised no later than 20 January 2019.  The award will be presented at the Te ORA Hui-ā-Tau by PHARMAC and Te ORA representatives.

The recipient of this award may choose to extend the research idea to the Summer Student Internship grant for 2019.  Tauira interested in applying for the studentship are required to submit an essay of (up to) 1000 words, and complete the Summer Student Internship application form.

 (It is expected that the recipient will attend the Hui-ā-Tau Awards Dinner 2019 to receive their award.  Te ORA will cover the costs of registration and travel to Hui-ā -Tau).

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