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Rutherford Foundation PhD and Postdoctoral funding opportunities

Applications for Rutherford Foundation PhD scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships are now open. The Rutherford Foundation aims to build human capability in science and technology by providing early career support for New Zealand’s brightest and most promising researchers.

For 2019, the Foundation offers the following funding opportunities: 

  • New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowships will enable recipients to undertake full-time research programmes within New Zealand in all areas of research, science, and technology, including social sciences and the humanities. This year there are up to 10 positions on offer. Researchers whose doctoral degrees were conferred on or after 1 January 2015 are eligible to apply.
  • Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarships are jointly funded by the Rutherford Foundation and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.  These Scholarships are intended to provide full support to enable completion of a PhD at the University of Cambridge in pure or applied science and the social sciences. 

Applications for the above funding opportunities close on 1 August 2019.