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Kia ora, Kia orana, Noa'ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni, and warm greetings to all!

Are you interested in hosting one of our funded Te Tītoki Mataora Summer Students?

(Auckland Bioengineering Institute Supervisors please fill in this form Template for ABI 2024 SRS Project Information)

Applications close 7 June 2024 5pm

The Te Tītoki Mataora (TTM) Summer Studentship Programme provides 10-week paid studentships for ambitious Māori, Pacific, and other NZ tertiary students to experience what conducting research in health and medical technologies is really like.

  • Students can be placed with established research groups at one of our partner institutions* across NZ, and work in a range of fields including brain research, medical device and digital health design and development, experimental physiology, computational modelling, software/algorithm development, clinical translation of new medical technologies, and more.  

  • Students also have access to a wraparound support programme including events, workshops, buddy groups, and cultural mentoring. The support programme is based in Auckland, but students based outside Auckland can join virtually where possible.

  • As the final assessment, students are expected to produce an academic poster and give a presentation on their work at the end of the summer term. There are two types of studentships available:

  • Te Tītoki Mataora Māori Pathway Studentships: For students of any ethnicity wanting to undertake a kaupapa Māori studentship with our partner institutions*.

  • Te Tītoki Mataora Pacific Studentships: For students of Pacific descent wanting to undertake a studentship with our partner institutions*.

To be eligible for this Programme, students must:

  1. Be a current student at a NZ tertiary institution;

  2. Be available to work full time on their summer project over the summer period.

  3. Be interested in health and medical technologies, and in making an impact on healthcare for communities;


  • 5pm Friday 7 June: Supervisor applications due

  • 6 September: Confirmation of allocations 

Got questions? Contact Sacha Dick

We look forward to working with you!

* TTM partner institutions include AUT, Universities of Auckland, Canterbury, and Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland and Waitematā, and others across NZ.


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