This fellowship provides an opportunity for medical, dental and allied health professionals, who have a current clinical role, to undertake a PhD or equivalent qualification. A non-taxable stipend, university fees, and research expenses are available for up to three years full-time or four years part-time. The fellowship is particularly suited to health professionals who are seeking additional training for a career in a new clinical research discipline within New Zealand. A maximum of $260,000 is available.
To be eligible for this fellowship, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen or hold New Zealand residency. If you're a practising medical graduate, dental graduate, psychologist, nurse or other graduate with research ability, background training and expertise in fields relevant to clinical research, you're eligible to apply.
You must also hold a current clinical role and enrol for an appropriate postgraduate qualification that has a research component (for example, medical and dental graduates progressing to MD or PhD, or nurses and other health professionals progressing to MHSc, DPH, MPH or PhD).
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.
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.
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