Our Māori postdoctoral fellowships provide a salary, up to $100,000 research working expenses, a tikanga allowance and an annual conference allowance for outstanding graduates who have recently completed a doctoral degree and propose to conduct health research in New Zealand (with an option to also study for part of the fellowship overseas). The term of the fellowships is up to four years full-time.
We have the following named postdoctoral fellowships available:
Irihapeti Ramsden research fellowship in Māori health
This postdoctoral fellowship honours the work of Dr Irihapeti Ramsden and her contribution to the field of nursing and cultural safety. It provides a salary for an emerging leader in Māori health research with a PhD or equivalent to undertake clinical or medical research with a focus on Māori nursing.
Erihapeti Rehu-Murchie research fellowship in Māori health
The Erihapeti Rehu-Murchie postdoctoral fellowship honours the work of kaumatua Dr Erihapeti Rehu-Murchie. It supports emerging leaders in Māori health research whose research focuses on topics in which Dr Rehu-Murchie was active: Māori women's and children's health; whare tapa wha (a four point holistic health model involving tinana, hauora hinengaro, hauora whanau and hauora wairua); health promotion or health policy, including Māori and indigenous human rights.
Eru Pōmare research fellowship in Māori health
The Eru Pōmare research fellowship in Māori health honours the legacy of Professor Eru Pomare and his contributions to gastroenterology, as well as his commitment to high academic achievement by Māori. It provides a salary for an emerging leader in Māori health research with a PhD or equivalent for clinical or medical research.
Hohua Tutengaehe research fellowship in Māori health
The Hohua Tutengaehe research fellowship in Māori health honours the legacy of kaumatua Hohua Tutengaehe and his contributions to te iwi Māori and the development of Māori health research that is consistent with tikanga Māori. It provides a salary for an emerging leader in Māori health research with a PhD or equivalent for research in the following areas: Māori community health development; mātauranga Māori; Te reo me ona tikanga; Te ao wairua; urban Māori; justice; or rangatahi.
To be eligible for one of our Māori postdoctoral fellowships, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen or hold residency in New Zealand, and be of Māori descent. You'll also need to hold the degree of doctor of philosophy (or an equivalent degree), have a proven track record of research in the area of Māori health development, and ideally have no more than five years' postdoctoral experience. If you haven't received the results from your thesis examination, you can still apply - in this case, any fellowship you may receive will be conditional on you being awarded the degree. (Please note: you must have submitted your thesis for examination at the time of your application.)
Firstly, you'll need to register your intention to submit an application for one of these fellowships 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 these grants, please email our Manager of Māori Health Research, Le-Shan Pomana-Wesley, or phone Le-Shan on 09 303 5205.
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