As people age, there is an increased likelihood that they will require care from others to support wellbeing and activities of daily living. Kaumātua have the right to have access to high-quality aged care services which meet their clinical and cultural needs. This fellowship will explore the experiences and expectations of kaumātua and their whānau in relation to residential and community-based aged care service models. Co-creation wānanga will be used to identify research priorities, 'ideal care', and measures of success for Māori. Findings will be used to develop a kaupapa Māori aged care model for feasibility testing, and whānau education resources to support care in the home. Māori research workforce development activities related to ageing research will be supported. Links with sector stakeholders will be further developed to support the translation of research into practice.