This fellowship recognises the contributions that Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki has made to clinical practice and biomedical and public health research in a distinguished career spanning 62 years in the Cook Islands, New Zealand, and the US. It supports emerging Pacific researchers who have demonstrated outstanding potential to develop into highly-skilled researchers and is designed to contribute towards better health outcomes for Pacific peoples, families, and communities.
The total value of the fellowship is $300,000 over two years, comprising a total of $100,000 for research expenses and $100,000 per annum for salary and all other associated costs.
To be eligible for this fellowship, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen or hold New Zealand residency, and be of indigenous Pacific descent (you can find our description of Pacific peoples on page 3 of the 2020 Pacific CDA application guidelines below). You must also have held a PhD (or an equivalent degree) for a minimum of four years but no more than eight years.
If you've been awarded more than one HRC project as a first-named investigator, or equivalent support (value/term), you won't be eligible for this fellowship.
Usually, successful applicants will be involved full-time in research, however, we do consider applicants who wish to undertake part-time research subject to certain conditions.
Firstly, you'll need to register your intention to submit an application for this fellowship. Registration must be completed online via HRC Gateway. Following registration, you'll need to submit a full application online via HRC Gateway using the 2020 Pacific health CDA application form below, and then send a hardcopy of this application to the HRC.
Got a question?
If you have a question about this fellowship, please email our Manager of Pacific Research Investment, Ms Tolotea Lanumata, or phone Tolotea on 09 303 5224.
2020 Pacific Health CDA Application Guidelines
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2020 Pacific Health CDA Application Form
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