2025 Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship

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 $600,000 is available over four years.

Eligibility criteria

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 six to ten 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), or if you are employed in full-time, permanent roles. Usually, successful applicants will be involved full-time in research. However, if you wish to undertake part-time research, we'll consider this if 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.

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.

Documents

Guidelines

2025 Career Development Awards Application Guidelines
4 Jun, 2024 10:21am - 622KB

2025 Career Development Awards Peer Review Manual
4 Jun, 2024 10:43am - 963KB

Forms

2025 Career Development Award (CDA) Application Form - Hercus
31 May, 2024 2:55pm - 760KB

2025 Career Development Awards Budget Form
31 May, 2024 2:53pm - 43KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
5
June
2024 1pm
Close
2
July
2024 1pm

Full applications
Open
5
June
2024 1pm
Close
2
July
2024 1pm
Rebuttals Open
9
September
2024 1pm
Rebuttals Close
18
September
2024 1pm
Results available
8
November
2024