The Health Delivery Research Career Development Award is a career development opportunity supporting:
- A part-time or full-time funded placement in a health delivery research team for health professionals (clinical or non-clinical) with five years of cumulative experience; or
- A part-time or full-time funded placement in a health sector or health delivery policy setting for health researchers with five years of cumulative experience.
The placement will involve the applicant leading or contributing to research or research-related activities. The research must be connected to health delivery at a policy, practice or systems level. It is designed as an alternative pathway into health delivery research aimed at attracting more people with relevant skills into this discipline.
The placement can be within the applicant’s existing place of employment, or within a different organisation; however, it should be explicit how the placement is different from the applicant’s current role or business as usual.
- The value of the salary/stipend will be based on the applicant’s qualifications and research experience and will be confirmed in the contracting process. This will be pro-rata where FTE is less than 1 (i.e., applicants can apply for part-time FTE – see Section 1.4 of the application guidelines document for further details).
- The levels of salary-associated costs (e.g., ACC levies, employer’s contribution to superannuation) will be set by the host organisation.
- There are no additional overhead costs associated with the Health Delivery Research Career Development Award; however, $20,000 (pro rata based on FTE and duration) is available to the host for specific expenses related to the placement.
- There is a limit of one Research Career Development Award application per applicant per Research Career Development Award Round. See Section 1.7 of the application guidelines for further details.
- The maximum term for this award is 1 FTE over 12 months. However, applicants may undertake this award part-time over a term of up to 24 months (e.g., 0.5 FTE over 24 months). Applicants may also undertake this award part-time over shorter durations.
- The applicant must have a minimum of five years’ cumulative experience in a health sector or health delivery research setting. Exceptions for time spent outside the research environment will be considered (e.g., time taken for maternity or paternity leave, or illness).
- If the applicant is a health professional, the placement must be within a team and/or location that undertakes health delivery research. If the applicant is a health researcher, the placement must be in a health sector or health delivery policy setting.
- A letter of support must be provided from the host organisation(s) to confirm organisational support for the placement, appropriate supervision and mentoring, and the specific placement research or related activities to be undertaken.
Note: Host organisations are responsible for ensuring that Aotearoa New Zealand is the principal domicile and principal place of employment for the first named investigator. By submitting an application, the host is satisfied that this has been met.
The application process involves completing and submitting:
- An initial registration (involves completing some key information about the application directly via HRC Gateway).
- The remainder of the application using the 2022 Health Delivery Research Career Development Award Application Form. This form must be downloaded and completed by applicants before being uploaded to HRC Gateway as a PDF file. The complete application (including the information entered directly into HRC Gateway) will be generated by HRC Gateway. Please note: some additional information (the ANZSRC codes and keywords, which are only used for HRC evaluation purposes) will be required to be entered in HRC Gateway prior to submission of the application form.
- Fundable applications that are not able to be funded due to budget restrictions will automatically proceed to the fundable pool of applications in the subsequent Health Delivery Research Career Development round, up to once per application.
Got a question?
If you've read through the documents below and the 'How to apply for HRC funding' section under 'Helpful links' and still have a question about the Health Delivery Research Career Development Award, please email Orin Robb.
2022 Health Delivery Research Career Development Award - Application Guidelines
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2022 Health Delivery Research Investment Signal
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