*Please read these notes carefully before completing your application.*
* $90,000 salary support package** Up to $8,000 fees per annum
* $5,000 working expenses per annum* $5,000 travel grant*For science graduates:** $35,000 tax free stipend per annum
* Up to $8,000 fees per annum* $5,000 working expenses per annum
* $5,000 travel grant
* To apply you must be a New Zealand resident, permanent resident or citizen. Applications from non-New Zealand residents or citizens will not be accepted.* As an early career development award, the AMRF values the primary supervisor's support of the recipient and their research project and their commitment to helping them develop their career as an independent researcher. Therefore, a primary supervisor may only support one application for a JI Sutherland Medical Research Fellowship submitted to the granting round. Please check with your primary supervisor to confirm you are eligible to apply.
* The Primary Supervisor must have tenure, or an employment contract for the term of the Fellowship.* The AMRF only accepts one re-submission of a previously unsuccessful JI Sutherland Medical Research Fellowship application. An applicant who has been unsuccessful twice can submit further applications in their chosen field of research, but it will need to be based on a new or substantially revised hypothesis.
* The start date of the Fellowship must be after the Award date (decision date) of that round. Please check the grant rounds dates on the How to Apply page on our website.
Submission of a full application. Applicants submit their application which is then reviewed by the AMRF scholarships and fellowships medical committee.
* Applications should be written and submitted by the applicant personally.* When you write your application, please remember that your research proposal will be reviewed by both discipline-specific referees and also by members of the Medical Committee with a broad range of experience in health research. Please structure your proposal in a clear and succinct way and if possible seek feedback from a colleague outside your immediate research area.
* If the research involves the use of laboratory animals, the AMRF strongly recommends that you familiarise yourself with the ARRIVE guidelines (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments). Not all the guidelines may be relevant to your project, but you can use them to ensure that you plan your experiments carefully and include all the relevant information in your application(s) crucial to the peer review process at the application stage, as well as providing all the experimental details, results and analysis required for publications that arise from the work.* The AMRF supports the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s expectation that scientists will account for the possible role of sex as a biological variable SABV in vertebrate animal and human studies (or any material originating from animals or humans, e.g. organs, cells, tissues). The AMRF recommends that you familiarise yourself with the (SABV) policy. Strong justification from the scientific literature, preliminary data, or other relevant considerations must be provided for applications proposing to study only one sex. Additional useful information can be found within the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines, which are a comprehensive set of guidelines for reporting of sex and gender information in study design, data analyses, results and interpretation of findings. Not all the guidelines may be relevant to your project, but you can use them to ensure that you plan your experimental design carefully and include all the relevant information in your application(s) crucial to the peer review process at the application stage, as well as providing all the experimental details, results and analysis required for publications that arise from the work.
* If the research involves a clinical trial, the AMRF strongly recommends that you familiarise yourself with the SPIRIT 2013 Statement (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials). Not all the guidelines may be relevant to your project, but you can use them to ensure that you plan your trial carefully and include all the relevant information in your application(s) crucial to the peer review process at the application stage, as well as providing all the trial details, results and analysis required for publications that arise from the work.* Please use the standard New Zealand MSI Curriculum Vitae template. This can be download from the link within the application form. You should complete only Parts 1 and 2a, include no more than five pages in total, and list references only from the last five years.
* The tenure of the Fellowship is 3 years from the award date. The AMRF does not provide retrospective funding. Therefore, if you have enrolled and started your project prior to the award date you will still be eligible for 3 years of funding, but it is our requirement that should your project be completed in less than the full tenure of your Fellowship, you will be required to file your final report and any remaining funds will be cancelled. If you know that you will only require 1 or 2 years of full funding from the AMRF, please only apply for a shortened tenure (rounded to the full year).* If you have already started your project and received some funding from an alternative source for the time period until the start date of your AMRF Fellowship, it is an expectation of the AMRF that you will only receive a maximum of 4 years full time Fellowship funding from all sources. The AMRF reserves the right to withdraw funding if they know this has been breached.
* * For Medical graduates the salary support package is set at $86,000 (2022 value, this is reviewed annually). Please note that this is a salary support package only (and not a salary per se), therefore there is no allowance for annual increments in step or cost of living increases.* The AMRF provides up to $5,000 p.a. for working expenses for every year of Fellowship awarded. These working expenses can be used to support research costs associated with your project. The AMRF will consider funding#:
* The applicant’s academic record will be taken into account by the Medical Committee.* The Medical Committee will invite short-list candidates to attend an interview (in person or via video conferencing if outside of Auckland). Applicants will receive an email from the Research Programme Manager detailing the date, time and process as soon as possible to allow time to prepare for the interview if this process takes place.
* Awards to successful applicants will be dependent on confirmation of registration for a PhD or MD.* Co-tenuring of other Scholarships or Fellowships will not be permitted, nor may Fellows undertake additional remunerated employment without the consent of the AMRF.
* The AMRF will not fund any element of overhead recovery, including salary buyout.* The AMRF does not fund costs of rental accommodation, heating, lighting and what might be termed the usual office facilities and accessories.
* The AMRF does not provide retrospective funding.* The AMRF does not fund major items of equipment costing more than $5,000.
* Experimentation or questionnaires involving human subjects requires approval from an HRC accredited ethics committee. Experimentation with animals requires approval from a registered animal ethics committee. Either attach the approval(s) to the application, or indicate that approval is being sought.* All appropriate regulatory approvals must be in place before the grant can be activated.
* If the project involves a clinical trial, please indicate if the trail is registered and with which clinical trial registry. Please also provide details of your data safety monitoring committee if applicable.* Applications will not be considered unless the Applicant Agreement is completed.
The AMRF is supported by private donations and therefore has an obligation through the news media, and its own newsletters to members and supporters, to report research that it supports. By becoming a recipient of an AMRF grant, you automatically agree to the mention of your name to media and stakeholders.
The AMRF raises awareness of its aims with the general public, by inviting AMRF funded researchers to discuss their research with local interest groups (Rotary, U3A etc). By becoming a recipient of an AMRF grant, you automatically agree to be included on a list of available guest speakers.
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Auckland Medical Research Foundation
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