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Can organisations request support for Post-doctoral fellowships in health research?

Post-doctoral fellowships are available for a maximum of two years to those who received their PhD, and who have completed no more than two years post-doctoral research and/or study prior to the closing date. The fellowship will need to begin in the next academic year. The Committee provides up to $80,000 per year for post-doctoral fellowships, including salary costs

For a Post-doctoral fellowship grant request, you need to provide:

  • the CV and academic transcript of the proposed Fellow
  • written evidence of approval from the relevant research ethical committee for their region and discipline, if applicable
  • a copy of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms or Biosecurity approval, if applicable.

Grant offers lapse after 12 months if the post-doctoral fellowship has not started.

Can organisations request support for PhD Scholarships in health research?

PhD Scholarships are available to support PhD students enrolled at a New Zealand university and planning a career in health research. The Committee provides up to $40,000 per year over three years to support a PhD scholarship, made up of a stipend of $30,000, plus fees of up to $10,000 each year.

Requests for part-time scholarships will be considered, on a pro rata basis.

For PhD Scholarship grant requests, you need to provide:

  • the academic transcript of the proposed PhD Scholar
  • written evidence of approval from the relevant research ethical committee for their region and discipline, if applicable
  • a copy of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms or Biosecurity approval, if applicable.

Grant offers lapse after 12 months if the PhD Scholarship has not started.

Organisations requesting grants for Post-doctoral Fellowships and PhD Scholarships in health research will be advised of the Committee’s decision before the end of the current calendar year.

What does Lottery Health Research provide grants for?

Lottery Health Research grants may support:

  • translational research projects
  • shared research equipment
  • post-doctoral fellowships
  • PhD Scholarships.

There are two online request forms available, one for translational research projects or shared research equipment requests and one for post-doctoral fellowship or PhD scholarship requests. All requests must be supported by a budget or quotes and all relevant approvals.