2020 Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship

We established the Sir Charles Hercus health research fellowship as a contribution to building New Zealand’s future capability to conduct world-class research. This fellowship provides support for emerging scientists who have demonstrated outstanding potential to develop into highly skilled researchers able to initiate new avenues of investigation. Up to $600,000 is available over four years.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this fellowship, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen, or hold New Zealand residency, and have held a PhD or an equivalent degree for six to ten years on the application date (exceptions are possible for time spent outside the research environment, for example due to parental leave or illness). You won't be eligible for this fellowship if you've been awarded more than one HRC project grant as a first-named investigator, or equivalent support (value/term), and if you are employed in full-time, permanent roles. Usually successful applicants will be involved full-time in research. However, if you wish to undertake part-time research, we'll consider this as long as you're involved in research for a minimum of 0.5 full-time equivalent and the maximum duration of the fellowship remains at four years.

Application process

Firstly, you'll need to register your intention to submit an application for this fellowship and then complete your registration online via HRC Gateway. After registration, you'll need to submit a full application online via HRC Gateway using the templates provided below. The final step is to send a hardcopy of your full application to the HRC.

Got a question?

If you have a question about this fellowship, please email our Manager of Research Investment Contracts, Dr Deming Gong, or phone Deming on 09 303 5228.

Documents

Guidelines

2020 CDA Application Guidelines
3 May, 2019 2:08pm - 802KB

2020 CDA Peer Review Manual
29 Jul, 2019 9:53am - 826KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
24
May
2019 8am
Close
19
June
2019 1pm

Full applications
Open
24
May
2019 8am
Close
19
June
2019 1pm
Hard copy @ HRC
21
June
2019 5pm
Rebuttals Open
9
August
2019 8am
Rebuttals Close
19
August
2019 1pm
Results available
9
October
2019