Pacific Professional Development Fund

Nominations for 2020 have closed. Read about the 2020 awardees.

Ako Aotearoa is committed to supporting Pacific staff and emerging Pacific leaders in tertiary education.

Our purpose is two-fold and aims to address the following priorities:

  • Supporting Pacific tertiary staff on their pathways to leadership positions through career development.
  • Building leadership capability, along with capacity, that becomes a stronger platform of support to grow greater Pacific learners’ success.

The scholarships are each worth between $2,000 and $5,000. The nominees' organisation is expected to provide an "in kind" contribution to match that being funded by Ako Aotearoa.