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New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowships

Rutherford Foundation New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowships provide funding to PhD graduates to undertake two years postdoctoral research in New Zealand.

The Fellowships aim to build human capability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing early career support for New Zealand’s brightest and most promising researchers. The Fellowships are administered by the Royal Society Te Apārangi on behalf of the Rutherford Foundation Trust. Support for this programme comes from the New Zealand Government.

The Fellowship will enable recipients to undertake full-time research programmes within New Zealand in any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics at an eligible research institution. Applications are encouraged from within New Zealand and from those who are living overseas and would use the Fellowship to return to continue their research careers.

Each year, the Fellow will receive a stipend of NZ$75,000. In addition a GST-inclusive fund is paid each year of NZ$10,000 to support direct and indirect research costs.

Up to ten Fellowships are offered to outstanding recent PhD graduates for two years. Applicants are required to have had their PhD conferred no more than four years before the application closing date.

Current status

The 2018 funding round for New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowships is now closed.

If you have any queries about the New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowships, please email: rutherford.foundation@royalsociety.org.nz