$10 million to support early career researchers impacted by COVID-19

Published: 28 January 2021

A new investment has been announced of $10 million over two years in a one-off fellowship to support 30 of New Zealand’s early career researchers impacted by COVID-19.

The intent of the MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship is to support up and coming researchers to rise and establish a career in their chosen field of research. This is captured in the name of the Fellowship ‘Te whitinga mai o te rā,’ which can translate to “the rising of the sun”.

The Fellowship will open in February 2021, and will be administered by the Royal Society Te Apārangi of New Zealand on behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The selection process has been designed to reflect MBIE’s Diversity in Science Statement, with a commitment to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion.

Further information is available on MBIE website and the Royal Society Te Apārangi website(external link).

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Last updated: 28 January 2021