AMRF: Call for Applications - 2020 R4 (Scholarships and Fellowships)

JI Sutherland Medical Research Fellowship

This inaugural Fellowship is open to medical or science graduates with New Zealand residency, permanent residency or citizenship who wish to undertake full-time medical research for a PhD or an MD in the specific field of melanoma or other skin cancer research. The type of research can range from basic research through to clinical research.  The tenure will be for up to three years.  For medical graduates the salary support package is set at the L1 level of the non-medical Lecturers scale at the University of Auckland. For science graduates a non-taxable stipend at the same level as the AMRF PhD stipend will be provided.  The Fellowship will also cover annual tuition fees and will provide an annual contribution of up to $5,000 towards working expenses for the project. In addition, during the term of the Fellowship there is provision for one award of up to $5,000 to assist with conference travel expenses.

Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship

The Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship is a special award to assist an established researcher with an excellent track record in medical or health research to return to New Zealand to further their career at an institution in the Auckland/Northland area. Fellows will be expected to carry out innovative research at the highest level. It is expected that recipients of this Fellowship will have a significant commitment to on-going research in New Zealand. The Fellowship is tenable for a period of two years (but may be extended for a further year on application) at a university, hospital or other research institution in the Auckland/Northland region which is recognised by the Board. In special circumstances permission may be given to tenure outside these regions. The level of remuneration including expenses will be determined by the Board on the advice of its Medical Committee in consultation with the host institution employer (e.g. University or District Health Board). Provision will be made for: a) A salary level commensurate with the experience and ability of the applicant; b) Reasonable relocation expenses to Auckland; c) The salary of a research technician or staff member; and d) Working expenses.

Doctoral Scholarships

The Foundation offers approximately three Doctoral Scholarships each year to students with New Zealand residency, permanent residency or citizenship enrolling for a PhD or for a Masters degree in medical science. The research topic must be relevant to medicine or medical science and the applicant’s academic record will be taken into account by the Medical Committee. The tenure will be for up to three years.  The stipend will be set at $29,000 per annum. The Scholarship will also cover annual tuition fees and will provide a contribution towards working expenses of $5,000 per annum. In addition, during the term of the Scholarship there is provision for one award of up to $5,000 to assist with conference travel expenses. Awards to successful applicants will be dependent on confirmation of registration for a PhD or Masters degree.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Foundation offers one Postdoctoral Fellowship award each year, but may consider more if funds permit. The Fellowship is for the support of outstanding graduates who have recently completed a degree at doctorate level and who propose to pursue a career in medical research.  The Fellowship is tenable for a period of up to two years. Applications are open to appropriately qualified individuals with New Zealand residency, permanent residency or citizenship, who hold a doctoral degree of not more than five years standing (at annual decision date which is November), irrespective of the University from which their PhD was conferred. The salary will be the equivalent to the appropriate level of the non-medical lecturers scale at the University of Auckland. The Foundation will provide a contribution towards working expenses of $5,000 per annum. In addition, during the term of the Fellowship there is provision for one award of up to $5,000 to assist with conference travel expenses. If required the Foundation can provide up to $4,000 for relocation expenses.

To Apply:

Applications must be made through the AMRF portal at www.funding.medicalresearch.org.nz.  Please refer to the Guide to applicants, accessible via our website at https://www.medicalresearch.org.nz/2020-applicationsor via the application form within the AMRF portal to check your eligibility and ensure your application complies with all regulations.

Applications must be received by the AMRF on the portal by 5 pm, 5 August 2020.  Please note that your host institution may have an earlier closing date and the AMRF strongly encourages you to adhere to the internal deadline.  Please also ensure that you also fulfil any institutional requirements for submission.

Please call the AMRF on 923 1706 if you have any questions.