Kākano Fund

Kākano Fund Donations

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.

Kākano Fund Round Two 2018 - call for applications

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.

'Are you sure you're not a Christian?': Negotiating identity within and beyond fieldwork, by Jess Carter

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.

Kākano Fund Round One 2018 - call for applications

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 May 2018.

Quotidian Hopes: Interfaith in Auckland as a Movement for ‘Good’, by Sarah Haggar

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’.

Kākano Fund Round One 2017 - applications now open

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.

The Kākano Fund: Reporting back to Bel communities, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Dylan Gaffney, from the University of Otago's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, received a Kākano Fund Award earlier this year. In this post he reflects on how this award enabled him to share his findings with his research participants in Papua New Guinea.