The Kākano Fund supports graduate students studying for degrees in Social or Cultural Anthropology at New Zealand universities. The 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.
A number of graduate students gave high quality presentations at the 2018 ASAA/NZ ‘Improvising Lives’ conference held in Wellington earlier this month. ASAA/NZ is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards.
Congratulations to five graduate students who have received Kākano Fund Awards in the second round for 2018.
Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, together with Associate Professor Rhonda Shaw and Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, have been awarded a full Marsden grant for their project, Accessing Assisted Reproduction: Social Infertility and Family Formation.
Dr Fraser Macdonald is one of the 2018 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. His project, Melanesia Burning: The Explosion of Pentecostalism in the Western Pacific, aims to unfold the untold story of the explosion of Pentecostalism in Melanesia in the 1970s.
We are pleased to invite applications to the Kākano Fund from students enrolled during 2018 in a degree course for a BA Hons or MA in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology (consideration will also be given to PhD students if funding permits). Applications are due by 31 October 2018.
Congratulations to Kris Finlayson and Andrea Merino Oritz, who have won Kākano Fund Awards in the first round for 2018.
In this short piece, 2017 Kākano Fund Award Winner Jess Carter reflects on the messy identity work involved in doing research with Christians as a practising non-Christian.
ASAA/NZ is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards.
In this short piece, Kākano Award winner Sarah Haggar reflects on a memorable fieldwork moment from her MA research, Quotidian Hopes: Interfaith in Auckland as a Movement for ‘Good’.
Four MA candidates have received Kākano Awards in the second round for 2017.
Applications are now open for the second round of Kākano Fund Awards for 2017. Applications are due 25 October 2017.
Applications to the Kākano Fund are now open. We welcome applications from students enrolled in the current year in a degree course for a BA Hons or MA in Social or Cultural Anthropology. Consideration will also be given to PhD students if funding permits.
Dr Lorena Gibson is one of the 2016 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. Her project, East Side Orchestras: Music, Poverty, and Social Change, explores the social impacts of three charitable organisations that provide free music education programmes inspired by El Sistema, one of the world’s most successful movements for musical and social development, in low decile schools in urban Wellington.
Professor Thegn Ladefoged is a 2016 recipient of a prestigious Marsden grant for his new project, The making of Māori society: an archaeological analysis of social networks.
Associate Professor Jeff Sissons has just been awarded a prestigious Marsden grant for his new project, The mysterious disappearance of tūāhu.
Four New Zealand-based anthropologists have had success in the 2016 Marsden Fund awards. Our congratulations go to:
Professor Thegn Ladefoged from Anthropology at the University of Auckland, who received a Marsden grant of $705,000 for his project The making of Māori society: An archaeological analysis of social networks and geo-political interaction.
Dr Phyllis Herda from Anthropology at the University of Auckland, who received a Marsden grant of $530,000 for the project Ancient Futures: Late 18th and early 19th century Tongan arts and their legacies.
Dr Lorena Gibson from Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, who received a Marsden Fast Start grant of $300,000 for her project East Side Orchestras: Music, poverty, and social change.
The Marsden Fund was established by the government in 1994 to fund excellent fundamental research. It is a contestable fund administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand on behalf of the Marsden Fund Council.
Marsden Fund research benefits society as a whole by contributing to the development of researchers with knowledge, skills and ideas. The Fund supports research excellence in science, engineering and maths, social sciences and the humanities. Competition for grants is intense. Marsden is regarded as the hallmark of excellence for research in New Zealand.
Congratulations to Professor Cris Shore on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.