Te Tātua o Kahukura
Early career pathways
Te Tātua o Kahukura is a two year project that seeks to collaboratively develop evidence based understanding and awareness of the capacity building needs of Māori and Indigenous doctoral students. The project explores processes of academic sponsoring that creates pathways for senior scholars and researchers to provide advocacy and opportunities for early career Māori and Indigenous scholars. Grounded within a kaupapa Māori research methodology that is informed by tikanga (customs), reo (language), and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), this project will investigate the experiences of early career Māori and Indigenous doctoral students and views of senior Māori scholars as a basis for the design of a programme that will enhance and support programmes and increase Māori participation and success in higher tertiary education.