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 $500,000 is available over four years.
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 four to eight 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). 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.
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.