The successful proposal will reflect David Stewart’s strong sense of hope and of moral and ethical purpose, including the essence of his Te Ariki Project which was to

  • Take up an intellectual challenge and make sense of complex issues
  • See education as an intellectual activity where original ideas can be created
  • Develop reflective professional practitioners
  • Build a culture where staff enjoy working collaboratively.

In addition to alignment with David Stewart’s work applications must

  • Have high academic integrity and rigour
  • Focus on professional; leadership
  • Reference and build on the philosophy of David’s work

The proposal must include an outline of the investigation or study including key points that indicate a clear understanding of the purpose of the Scholarship as well as a rationale, timeframe and an indication of those to be interviewed or conferences to be attended.

To ensure the evidence within a proposal is robust, David Stewart’s mechanisms such as peer review and quality assurance must be clearly established and identifiable in any project.

An applicant’s proposal must show an understanding of ethical research. There will be evidence of action to ensure the project fits ethical requirements.

Planning must also demonstrate prudent use of funding, including how and when the funding will be used and how the results of the completed proposal could be disseminated. This could include presentation of a paper at a conference, publication in a journal, an online website /programme