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Health Sciences postdoctoral fellowships


The Health Sciences Career Development Programme offers postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding Health Sciences graduates who have recently completed a degree at doctoral level.

These postdoctoral fellowships are usually available each year. In 2023 there will be two application rounds, May and November.

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How to apply for a Health Sciences Māori Early Career Fellowship

These fellowships are open to people from any discipline, from those about to graduate with a PhD to people who may have already undertaken some post-doctoral work.

  The closing date is Tuesday 25th July 2023

Guidelines for applicants 2023

Application form 2023

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How to apply for a Health Sciences Career Development postdoctoral fellowship

The May 2023 round is open.  The closing date is Monday May 8th, 5pm. Please only use the May 2023 application form and guidelines.

Applicants - New guidelines and documentation will be uploaded shortly.
1. Read the May 2023 guidelines
2. Complete the May 2023 Application Form
3. Read  Appendix C of this document:  Terms and Conditions for Postdoctoral Fellowships
4. Apply via the Dean of the School, and / or HOD, where you wish to hold the fellowship

Other postdoctoral fellowships

Health Sciences doctoral graduates can also apply for a Rutherford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.
The Rutherford Foundation is a charitable trust set up to provide support for the spectrum of PhD education, to postdoctoral research, and early career development.
The following Rutherford Fellowships are available:

Other Postdoctoral Fellowships are available from charitable organisations such as:
o The Neurological Foundation
o The Heart Foundation
Please contact your Research Adviser for full details.