Kamehameha Schools (KS) Kaiāulu
Māhuahua Ka Lae Research Award Application Form
Māhuahua Ka Lae (interpreted as “the proliferation of Hawaiian intellect and wisdom”) describes the focus of a new Kamehameha Schools research opportunity. KS recognizes a need for scholarship and research to better align with the Native Hawaiian worldview in both form and function. Increasing the prevalence and influence of Native Hawaiian perspectives, knowledge, practices, and approaches through overlapping traditional and western academic research are crucial pathways for improving the well-being of our lāhui, Hawaiʻi, and honua.
Māhuahua Ka Lae research awards seek to accomplish significant short-term strides through trail-blazing and innovative research and publication. Long-term, systemic change will also be advanced via well-supported emerging Native Hawaiian practitioners and scholars who will be poised to move into leadership roles in their practices and disciplines. More specifically, Māhuahua Ka Lae aims to:
Increase access to past and present ʻōiwi-based knowledge and practices that inform and influence our ability to improve the well-being of our lāhui and Hawaiʻi.
Forward ʻōiwi-led research and scholarship in traditional ʻōiwi contexts and western academic settings, along with the integration of both, as deemed appropriate, from a kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi.
Nurture traditional learning contexts that enable mentoring of the most promising practitioners to achieve a level of competence that will ensure the continuity and further elevation of that practice in future generations.
Advance ʻōiwi perspectives, knowledge, practices and approaches in academic settings by creating pathways for Native Hawaiians to enter and complete PhD degrees, or other terminal degrees requiring substantial research.
Provide vehicles and venues that generate interest in, application and adoption of, and normalization of compelling, peer-supported research findings and recommendations to create systemic change to improve the well-being of our lāhui, Hawaiʻi, and our honua.
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