2023 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.

Got a question?

If you have a question about this fellowship, please email our Research Investment Manager, Dr Miguel Jo-Avila, or phone on 09 303 5223.

Note: The 2023 Career Development Awards Application Guidelines have been updated to correct an error in relation to the duration of part-time study for the Hercus fellowship. If you have any queries, please contact us at info@hrc.govt.nz.

Documents

Guidelines

2023 Career Development Awards - Application Guidelines
28 Jun, 2022 12:10pm - 616KB

2023 Career Development Awards - Peer Review Manual
7 Jun, 2022 12:55pm - 842KB

Forms

2023 Career Development Awards - Application Form
7 Jun, 2022 12:51pm - 754KB

2023 Career Development Awards - Budget Form
7 Jun, 2022 12:54pm - 28KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
7
June
2022 1pm
Close
5
July
2022 1pm

Full applications
Open
7
June
2022 1pm
Close
5
July
2022 1pm
Rebuttals Open
19
August
2022 8am
Rebuttals Close
29
August
2022 1pm
Results available
4
November
2022