Entries close 5.00pm 30 September 2019
Te Auaha Pitomata – New and Emerging Community Researcher awards are about encouraging and valuing community research and supporting the capability of the Sector. The awards profile the Sector, create new collaborative partnerships and relationships. We are currently seeking nominations for a range of categories for 2019:
- Tangata Whenua or whānau ora community researcher (Māori researchers only)
- Ethnic and migrant community researcher (Ethnic or migrant researcher only)
- Pasifika community researcher (Pasifika researcher only)
- Community researcher/evaluator
Entries can be by self-nomination or nomination on behalf of someone else and must relate to work by ‘New and Emerging Researchers’ only. A New or Emerging Community Researcher (“NECR”) is defined as an early career researcher. Early career researchers are those within their first eight years of community research or evaluation-related employment, study, community or voluntary work. There is no age limit on who can be an NECR as the definition is dependent on where the researcher is in their career progression.
- a brief CV (max 4 pages)
- a short statement (max 1 page) detailing how the nominee meets the judging criteria for the award
- upload a copy of the relevant research to http://www.communityresearch.org.nz/upload-your-research/
Confirm this upload by emailing a link to the upload, your CV and statement with the title TE AUAHA PITOMATA AWARD NOMINATION in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 30th September 2019.
What are the criteria?
To be eligible the nominee must be:
- A New Zealand based researcher
- A new or emerging researcher who may be completing or has gained relevant qualifications (undergraduate, graduate or post graduate) and started working, volunteering or producing a study relevant to community research or evaluation (academic, policy or community, policy) within in the past one to eight years AND
- Conducted community research or evaluation (either individually or as part of a wider research team) that contributes to or will contribute to the evidence base of the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector.
- Willing to upload and share their research via upload to the community research resource website http://www.communityresearch.org.nz/upload-your-research/
- Recipients must be able to attend the awards and present a seminar on 31 October 2019 and fall into one of the following categories:
- Tangata Whenua or whānau ora community researcher award – Māori researchers
- Ethnic and migrant community researcher award – ethnic or migrant researchers
- Pasifika community researcher award – Pasifika researchers
- Community researcher/evaluator award
The judging criteria will be the degree to which:
- The researcher contribution has had a positive influence, or has potential to have a positive influence on the specific community or community research. In particular how the research serves the diverse Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector.
- The nominee has demonstrated community engagement, initiative and/or leadership in conducting research.
- The research is collaborative and inclusive, and to which it demonstrates high standards of research or evaluation.
Award recipients will receive a small cash prize and travel to and from the event (if they are located in Aotearoa and outside of Wellington).
Any queries related to this award may be directed to:
Kym Hamilton: Kaiputahi Rangahau; Research Programme Manager, Community Research email@example.com
About Community Research
Community Research is a national NGO that develops research capability in the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary sector. We work to improve, gather and share research and research tools, that support the sector in their mahi. Our purpose is to contribute to a healthy, engaged and informed sector.
Our objectives are:
Ngā Kitenga Me Ngā Putanga: Promoting access to community research in Aotearoa
Te Pono Me Te Tika: Promoting quality assurance in community research
Ngā Hononga: Promoting and strengthening connections between the Sector
Ngā Mahi Rangahau Rautaki: Conducting or commissioning research of significance
Kia Tū Tonu Te Whare: Ensuring a sustainable organisation