Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19 on the health and health research sectors in New Zealand, applicant rebuttal is now scheduled to open on 29 June and close on 10 July 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in September 2020.
The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and Precision Driven Health (PDH) are offering up to three Postdoctoral Fellowships to support innovative research into the emerging area of precision health and to help foster the health research workforce in New Zealand.
The funding partners are seeking to support emerging scientists – who have outstanding potential to develop into highly skilled independent researcher-innovators – to explore more effective and personalised healthcare for New Zealanders leading to improved health outcomes and discoveries with a clear pathway to commercialisation.
Funding of up to $240,000 (exclusive of GST) for salary, salary associated costs and research expenses is available per Postdoctoral Fellowship for a duration of up to two years. The Fellowships must be taken up within three months of award notification (anticipated July 2020).
The proposed research must align with one or more of the research priorities outlined in this Request for Applications (RFA).
Applicants may be based in industry positions, academic institutions or other research organisations; the commercially-focused nature of the precision health research area supports scientists who may be in non-traditional settings.
If you're the first-named investigator (i.e. lead researcher) on a partnership application, you must be based in New Zealand and employed with a New Zealand host organisation.
For more information about our contract requirements, please read the HRC Rules document under 'Helpful links'.
If you’re applying for funding through this partnership you’ll need to submit a registration via HRC Gateway. You’ll then need to complete a full application using the 2020 PDH-HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Form. You will also need to complete the 2020 PDH-HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Budget Form. Full applications are submitted via HRC Gateway and two hard copies sent to the HRC.
Got a question?
If you’ve read through the documents below and the ‘How to apply for HRC funding’ section under ‘Helpful links’ and still have a question about the 2020 PDH-HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships, please email Lea Narciso, Research Investment Manager, or phone Lea on 09 280 3860.
Request for proposals
2020 PDH-HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships RFA
6 Dec, 2019 9:07am - 324KB
2020 PDH-HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Guidelines
13 Dec, 2019 9:31am - 398KB
2020 PDH-HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Peer Review Assessment Criteria
6 Dec, 2019 9:08am - 101KB