2023 Health Delivery Research Career Development Award 1

Our Health Delivery Research Career Development Awards provide support for health professionals (clinical or non-clinical) and academic health researchers to undertake a funded placement in a health delivery research team, health sector setting, or health delivery policy setting. The placement will involve the applicant leading or contributing to research or research-related activities. The research must be connected to health delivery at a policy, practice, or systems level. Funding includes salary/stipend based on the applicant’s qualifications and research experience supplemented by a $20,000 contribution to the host organisation. The maximum term is 1 FTE over 12 months. However, applicants may undertake this award part-time over a term of up to 24 months (e.g., 0.5 FTE over 24 months). Applicants may also undertake this award part-time over shorter durations.

Eligibility criteria

Your principal domicile and place of employment must be Aotearoa New Zealand to be eligible for a 2023 Health Delivery Research Career Development Award. Your application must also have the support of your host institution.

The applicant must have a minimum of five years’ cumulative experience in a health sector or health delivery research setting. Exceptions for time spent outside the research environment will be considered (e.g., time taken for maternity or paternity leave, or illness).

If the applicant is a health professional, the placement must be within a team and/or location that undertakes health delivery research. If the applicant is a health researcher, the placement must be in a health sector or health delivery policy setting.

A letter of support must be provided from the host organisation(s) to confirm organisational support for the placement, appropriate supervision and mentoring, and the specific placement research or related activities to be undertaken.

There is a limit of one application per applicant per Career Development Award round.

Application process

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 a 2023 Health Delivery Research Career Development Award. Following registration, you’ll need to submit an application online via HRC Gateway using the 2023 Health Delivery Research Career Development Award 1 Application Form.

Got a question?

Application guidelines will be available in February. In the meantime, please see our helpful links section (on the right) and if you still have a question about our Health Delivery Research Career Development Awards, please email Orin Robb. Alternatively, you can phone us on (09) 303 5200.