Kākano Fund Donations

The Kākano Fund currently gives more to Social or Cultural Anthropology graduate students than it receives in income. Your donation will help ensure the sustainability of this fund.

The Kākano Fund was established in 1985 by funds gifted by Dame Joan Metge and is administered by the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand. In 2009 a bequest from the estate of Raewyn Goode was added to the fund.

The Kākano Fund primarily assists Masters students with a major in Social or Cultural Anthropology who are completing theses or dissertations. We also consider applications from BA Hons and PhD students if funding permits. Students must be enrolled in a Social or Cultural Anthropology programme at a New Zealand university and are encouraged to become members of ASAA/NZ (if they are not already).

The Kākano Fund provides financial assistance of up to $250 towards one or more of the following:

  • Thesis production costs, e.g. printing, photocopying, and thesis binding;

  • Costs involved in attending and presenting a paper at a conference, such as travel, conference registration, and accommodation.

The Kākano Fund is administered by a Committee which awards funding based on the merit of each application. Successful applicants are able to list this achievement on their curriculum vitae.

Ways to support the Kākano Fund

Regular donations

Making a regular fortnightly or monthly payment is a generous way to ensure we can continue supporting Social or Cultural Anthropology graduate students. Just $5 a month can make a big difference.

One-time donations

Many of our members choose to make a single donation when they renew their ASAA/NZ membership.  You can also support the Kākano Fund with a one-off donation at any time of the year.

How to donate to the Kākano Fund

By electronic transfer or direct credit:

BNZ bank account number: 02 0500 0397585 00

Account name: New Zealand Association of Social Anthropologists

Swift Code: BK NZNZ 22

If paying by electronic transfer or direct credit, please email Dr Caroline Thomas at C.Thomas@xtra.co.nz to notify her of your payment so she can send you a receipt.

By cheque to the following address:

67 Waiomu Valley Road
Waiomu R.D. 5
Thames 3575
New Zealand

Thank you for your support!