This fellowship offers an exciting postdoctoral opportunity for two years’ advanced research experience in the UK at the University of Oxford, with membership at Green Templeton College. Successful applicants will also receive a further year’s support from the HRC on returning to New Zealand.
The total value of the Fellowship at Oxford includes salary up to the University of Oxford Grade 07S03 level. In addition, the award covers the cost of National Insurance and superannuation payments, bench fees and the College’s Research Fellowship fee. Return travel will be provided for the Fellow to travel from NZ to and from Oxford. With each Fellowship, the HRC may provide an annual allowance of up to NZ$2,500 to enable the Fellow to attend scientific meetings to present their research. The recipient is expected to be 100% FTE as the Fellow in Oxford.
The annual salary and all fees will be confirmed annually in time for the start of the academic year at the University of Oxford (current salary is approximately £45,000).
The Fellowship is co-funded by the Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust in London, which traces its foundation back to medieval times as a craftsmen’s guild and, as a charitable trust, has had a relationship with New Zealand since 1933.
To be eligible for the Girdlers' fellowship, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen or hold New Zealand residency. You must have gained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the HRC and the University of Oxford) not more than five years before the time of your application. If you're a graduate in medicine, you should hold a PhD, MD or a college fellowship qualification with research experience. If you're a non-medical graduate, you must be involved in research relevant to health sciences. Note that the successful applicant must be hosted at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.
How do I apply?
First, you’ll need to ensure that you have an up-to-date profile on HRC Gateway. You will then need to complete an online registration form via HRC Gateway to signal your intention to apply for this fellowship. Following registration, you’ll need to submit a full application online via HRC Gateway using the forms available below. Application guidelines are also available below.
Got a question?
If you have a question about this fellowship, please email our Manager of Research Investment Contracts, Dr Miguel Jo-Avila. If you would like to discuss the opportunities within Green Templeton College, Professor Sue Ziebland has offered to be a point of contact and take enquiries from applicants whose interest is not in the fields mentioned in the list of potential hosts PDF available below under 'Documents'. In addition to this, Dr Kathryn Bradbury, a previous recipient of this fellowship who is now based at the University of Auckland, is happy to answer questions about her experience. Dr Bradbury can be contacted via email.
Please note, the attached PDF contains the names and contact details of potential University of Oxford hosts that NZ applicants may wish to contact.
2024 Career Development Awards Application Guidelines
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2024 Career Development Awards Peer Review Manual
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2024 Potential hosts for Girdlers applicants
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