A successful Tonganui Scholar is unwavering in their commitment to our oceans, strengthening our bonds with, and responsibility to, Tangaroa and Hinemoana. They have experience working within the oceans sector, and are pursuing pathways to accelerate and grow the impact they will have in the sector in the future.
Whether scientific research, mahinga kai, ocean navigation or biodiversity advocacy, we consider the oceans sector to be holistic, encompassing all interactions with the ocean.
Your programme of work, and your continued commitment to the oceans sector, will contribute to the advancement of one or more of the following priority areas:
- Science and research
- Policy development
- Mātauranga tuku iho
- Effects of climate change
Successful awardees, in addition to the grant, become part of Ngā Auahitūroa – Tapuwae Roa’s Alumni network of over 300 diverse, passionate, and highly talented Māori throughout Aotearoa.