2025 Clinical Research Training Fellowship

This fellowship provides an opportunity for medical, dental and allied health professionals, who have a current clinical role, to undertake a PhD or equivalent qualification. A non-taxable stipend, university fees, and research expenses are available for up to three years full-time or four years part-time. The fellowship is particularly suited to health professionals who are seeking additional training for a career in a new clinical research discipline within New Zealand. A maximum of $260,000 is available.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this fellowship, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen or hold New Zealand residency. If you're a practising medical graduate, dental graduate, psychologist, nurse or other graduate with research ability, background training and expertise in fields relevant to clinical research, you're eligible to apply. You must also hold a current clinical role and enrol for an appropriate postgraduate qualification that has a research component (for example, medical and dental graduates progressing to MD or PhD, or nurses and other health professionals progressing to MHSc, DPH, MPH or PhD).

How do I apply?

First, you’ll need to ensure that you have an up-to-date profile on HRC Gateway. You will then need to complete an online registration form via HRC Gateway to signal your intention to apply for this fellowship. Following registration, you’ll need to submit a full application online via HRC Gateway using the forms available below. Application guidelines are also available below.

Got a question?

If you have a question about this fellowship, please email our Senior Investment Process Coordinator, Dr Miguel Jo-Avila



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