Motu Research currently provides:
The Motu Doctoral Scholarship can be awarded to Motu Research Analysts who have been employed by Motu for at least twelve months and who leave to do a highly rated PhD course. The scholarship is $2000.
The objectives are to:
The Motu Research and Education Foundation offers a cash prize of $3,500 for the top economics undergraduate student in New Zealand, who is also moving on to honours or masters level studies in economics, including econometrics. The Sir Frank Holmes Prize is funded by the Hugo Group and is awarded every year in October. It is only available by nomination by university heads of department.
The purpose of this prize is to encourage top quantitative economics students to further their studies in econometrics at graduate level. The prize is not open for applications and is decided through nominations by university lecturers.
Past winners include:
Every year, Motu Research offers a one-year $10,000 scholarship pool to enhance research capacity in Aotearoa’s Māori community. It is offered to university students of Māori descent who are working on (or are planning to work on) an Honours, Masters or PhD thesis.
Applications for the scholarship are currently OPEN until 15 September 2023.
If you are interested, please fill in this application form, read this information sheet and ask your tutor to fill in the reference report. For more information, please email us.
One of Motu Research’s objectives is to build capacity in economic and public policy research in Aotearoa. We aim to improve individuals, groups and institutions' capacity and ability to do empirical and theoretical research on public policy in Aotearoa. We do this through training, collaboration and sponsorship of students or researchers. One of our aims is to make Aotearoa a more attractive location for top researchers, including expatriate New Zealanders, to work.
Through our Āheitanga Thesis scholarship, we hope to help enhance research capacity in Aotearoa’s Māori community and help students of Māori descent research topics relevant to public policy development.
Our preference is the thesis topic is in economics, or some other social science and uses a quantitative methodology.
Based on the applicants, Motu Research decides each year if we award the scholarship pool to one candidate or split it between two candidates.
Some past recipients of the Āheitanga Thesis scholarship include:
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