Career development awards

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.

Please note: The Girdlers’ New Zealand HRC fellowship is not being offered this year.

Current funding

2020 Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship
This advanced postdoctoral fellowship is intended to build New Zealand's future capability to conduct world-class research. Up to three outstanding emerging researchers (six to ten years post-PhD) who are committed to a career in health research in New Zealand, or wish to repatriate to New Zealand, can be supported. Up to $600,000 is available over four years.

2020 Foxley Fellowship
This fellowship provides a salary to enable a health sector professional to undertake a research sabbatical at a tertiary institution. It 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.

2020 Clinical Research Training Fellowship
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.

2020 Clinical Practitioner Research Fellowship
This fellowship provides an opportunity for a clinician with a proven track record of research, and who is currently practising and employed by a healthcare organisation, to undertake a programme of research that is relevant to their clinical practice and will enhance clinical care delivery.

See also

Māori health research
The HRC has a number of scholarships and fellowships available designed to foster the Māori health research workforce.

Pacific health research
The HRC has a number of scholarships and fellowships available designed to foster the Pacific health research workforce.