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Master’s Scholarship

The He Whenua Taurikura Master’s Scholarship has been created to encourage and support postgraduate research on countering and preventing terrorism and violent extremism.

The scholarship has been established through a new government-funded research institution, the National Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, provisionally named He Whenua Taurikura.

The scholarship is intended to support research carried out at a New Zealand university or tertiary institute that will contribute to developing and maintaining breadth, depth and diversity of expertise in preventing and countering violent extremism, including to inform New Zealand policy approaches.

Applications are welcome from a broad range of disciplinary, and trans-disciplinary backgrounds related to preventing and countering violent extremism, to ensure a holistic approach to these topics.

The funding for this round of applications provides for a minimum of 10 scholarships valued at $15,000 for each scholarship.

We encourage applications from members of under-represented groups within the research community, including Māori, ethnic minority groups, members of the transgender community, and religious and faith groups.

Applications were open until October 31st, 2021. Selection decisions were to be made in November 2021. 

Please download and fill in the application form, and submit via email to no later than midday, 31 October 2021. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should be submitted to

You can find more information about the Master’s Scholarship below and by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Master's Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 28 September 2021

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