2025 Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship

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 $600,000 over four years, comprising a total of $100,000 for research expenses and $500,000 for salary and all other associated costs.

Eligibility criteria

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 must also have held a PhD (or an equivalent degree) for a minimum of six years but no more than ten 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.

Application process

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 application form below.

Got a question?

Please send an email to info@hrc.govt.nz and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively, you can phone us on 09 303 5200

Documents

Guidelines

2025 Pacific Health Research Career Development Awards Application Guidelines
31 May, 2024 10:13am - 532KB

Forms

2025 Pacific Health Research Career Development Awards Application Form
31 May, 2024 10:30am - 136KB

2025 Pacific Health Research Career Development Awards Budget Form
31 May, 2024 10:21am - 39KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
5
June
2024 1pm
Close
24
July
2024 1pm

Full applications
Open
5
June
2024 1pm
Close
24
July
2024 1pm
Results available
14
October
2024