We invest in a broad range of research on issues important to New Zealand, and support the development of health research careers. Our mission is 'benefiting New Zealand through health research'.
Career Development Awards help to foster the health research workforce in New Zealand.
A range of awards is available to support the career development of emerging health researchers, including Māori and Pacific health researchers undertaking postgraduate research qualifications.
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Application dates for career development awards in the HRC's 2018 funding round are now available below. Application forms and guidelines for the 2018 funding round will be available closer to the application opening date. If you would like a copy of the 2017 forms for guidance, please contact us.
This advanced post-doctoral fellowship is intended to build New Zealand's future capability to conduct world-class research. The fellowships support outstanding emerging researchers (4–8 years post-PhD) who are committed to a career in health research in New Zealand, or wish to repatriate to New Zealand. Up to $500,000 is available over four years.
Applications are invited from researchers in all disciplines, including public health, biomedical and clinical research.1 June 2017 - 8:00am28 June 2017 - 1:00pm30 June 2017 - 5:00pm
This fellowship provides a salary to enable a health sector professional to undertake a research sabbatical at a tertiary institution. The award aims to enhance links between HRC-funded research and health care delivery or health policy. The fellowship is available for up to one year full-time or two years part-time.1 June 2017 - 8:00am28 June 2017 - 1:00pm30 June 2017 - 5:00pm
This fellowship, which is typically made available every two years, provides two years' advanced research experience at Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford for New Zealand citizens whose intended programme of research is considered likely to bring eventual benefit to the health sciences in New Zealand. Applicants should have gained a PhD or equivalent qualification up to five years prior.1 June 2017 - 8:00am28 June 2017 - 1:00pm30 June 2017 - 5:00pm
This fellowship provides an opportunity for medical, dental and allied health professionals to undertake a PhD or equivalent qualification. A salary, university fees, and research expenses are available for up to three years full-time or four years part-time.1 June 2017 - 8:00am28 June 2017 - 1:00pm30 June 2017 - 5:00pm
The purpose of the fellowship is to strengthen health care practice and health services by providing the opportunity for experienced clinicians to sustain and expand a programme of research.
It will also support integration of research into clinical practice, provide a focus for the development of additional research within the health care environment, and promote translation of health research into practice.
An essential feature is the fellowship must promote the growth of the individual’s research activities, thereby benefiting health care in New Zealand, and also provide a focus for additional research within the individual’s organisation.
The fellowship is open to those who already have a significant track record of research. It is expected that applicants will have no more than 20 years out of their PhD or postgraduate medical studies. An applicant’s research track record should indicate leadership in their field nationally, if not internationally.
The fellowship provides part-time salary support (0.3-0.5 full time equivalent) and $50,000 per annum for research expenses, including knowledge transfer activities.1 June 2017 - 8:00am28 June 2017 - 1:00pm30 June 2017 - 5:00pm
The HRC has a number of scholarships and fellowships available designed to foster the Māori health research workforce. Details are available on our Māori health research Funding Opportunities page.
The HRC has a number of scholarships and fellowships available designed to foster the Pacific health research workforce. Details are available on our Pacific health research Funding Opportunities page.