2018 Girdlers’ New Zealand HRC fellowship

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 is £45,000 per annum, including a salary of up to the University of Oxford Grade 07S03 level (UK£31,020 third year post-PhD). In addition, the fellowship covers the cost of National Insurance and superannuation payments, bench fees, and the college’s research fellowship fee. Return travel will be provided to travel to and from Oxford. On repatriation, the fellow will receive salary support and research expenses to a total value of up to NZ$90,000 for 12 months at a host institution acceptable to the HRC.

Eligibility criteria

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.

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 signed 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 +64 9 303 5228.