*Please read these notes carefully before completing your application*
1. To foster the expansion of the scale and scope of New Zealand medical research;1. To contribute to the development of excellent research teams, foster mentoring and collaboration and provide opportunities for talented researchers; and
1. To undertake research that is of major importance, potentially high impact and of significant benefit nationally and internationally.
* Up to $25,000 working expenses per annum if required* Suitable relocation expenses
* You must hold a doctoral or medical degree or equivalent, conferred by any recognised national or international university.* The Fellowship must be hosted by a university, hospital or other research institution in the Auckland/Northland region which is recognised by the Board.
* Applicants should have an exceptional record of achievement in medical or health research and have demonstrated the potential to make a significant contribution to New Zealand’s research effort and outcomes.* 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.
* 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 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.
* If the research involves a clinical trial, the AMRF 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.
* Please ensure you set the correct ACC levy for your host institution.* Please include or leave empty Kiwisaver/superannuation as appropriate.
* The AMRF provides up to $25,000 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. In the budget ‘Justification’ section of the application form, clearly identify what you plan to use your working expenses for and provide strong justification for requesting them. List individual items where necessary or group them within a heading. The AMRF will consider funding*:
* If you want to cover an item that is not included in the list above, please contact the Research Programme Manager on 923 1706 to discuss the suitability.
* Applicants will be encouraged to join or contribute to an established research group, although this is not a prerequisite.* Other awards may not be held in conjunction with the Fellowship nor may Fellows undertake additional remunerated employment without the knowledge and consent of the Board of the Foundation and the host institution. However it is expected that the individual will seek on-going research and salary funding during the second (and third) year of the fellowship.
* The Fellowship is designed to assist outstanding researchers achieve longer-term positions in New Zealand. There is an expectation that applicants will use the Fellowship to apply for an academic position at an institution in New Zealand or gain a research position supported by agencies that fund medical or health research at the conclusion of the Fellowship. It is expected that recipients of this Fellowship will have a significant commitment to on-going research.
* 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 fund major items of equipment costing more than $5,000.
* 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 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.
Log into the AMRF Portal at funding.medicalresearch.org.nz and create a new application. Ensure all the required details are entered and all necessary documents have been attached.
Clicking ‘Submit’ on your application form sends it to your host institution. They will then complete their requirements, before officially submitting it to the AMRF. Your host institution compliance process takes time so please adhere to internal deadlines to ensure your application reaches the AMRF by 5 pm on the closing date.
Please refer to the Application process help page for details of what happens to your submitted application.
Additional information can be found in the Grant Proposal template.
|POSTAL ADDRESS||Research Programme Manager|
Auckland Medical Research Foundation
P O Box 110139
|TELEPHONE||+64 9 923 1701|
|COURIER||Ground Floor, 89 Grafton Road|