Information on being a referee for a James Cook Research Fellowship applicant.
The Referee Guidelines are available as a PDF: 2019 Referee Guidelines James Cook Research Fellowships
The James Cook Research Fellowships, administered by the Royal Society Te Apārangi (the Society) on behalf of the New Zealand Government, are awarded to researchers who have the requisite qualifications and experience and are able to demonstrate that they have achieved national and international recognition in their area of scientific research. The fellowships allow them to concentrate on their chosen research for two years without the additional burden of administrative and teaching duties.
The funding package annually is $100,000 plus GST and up to $10,000 plus GST in relevant expenses. It is expected that a major piece of research will be undertaken that will benefit New Zealand and advance research in the particular science.
The James Cook Terms of Reference are availavle as a PDF: James Cook Terms of Reference
The contents of the referee reports are confidential in every respect. A referee report is submitted on the understanding that: (i) it will only be used in the appraisal process; (ii) it is confidential to the selection panels appointed by the Royal Society Te Apārangi; and, (iii) that it will not be made available to the applicant or the public.
The contents and ideas contained in the applicant’s proposal are confidential in every respect. This includes intellectual property, financial and all other information. For this reason, the proposal material is not to be used and should be destroyed once your review is completed.
Applicants are required to obtain two referee reports to support their application. Referees will be approached by applicants prior to the application closing date (5pm, Thursday 9 May 2019 New Zealand Standard Time (NZST)) to see if they are available and willing to assist with their application through writing a referee report.
Referees will be emailed a URL link to a web-based portal to complete their report. The candidate’s application is available for review on this page of the portal. There are six questions to answer:
Once you have completed your referee report in the supplied template:
1. Login to the web-based referee portal with the supplied URL.
2. Please click BROWSE.
3. Locate and select your referee report on your computer for upload.
4. Please click on the 'Upload attachment' button.
5. You can see what the printed document will look like by clicking the 'VIEW / PRINT your report' link from the left hand menu.
6. If your browser blocks pop-up windows you may have to turn this off in order to display the reports / guidelines as these open in new windows.
7. Once you are satisfied with your report please click the SUBMIT button.
If you require further information about the James Cook Research Fellowships, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +64 (0)4 470 5764.