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The Claude McCarthy Fellowships

Claude McCarthy Fellowships (Category A) are available to candidates who are graduates of a New Zealand university and who are enrolled in a PhD programme at a New Zealand university.

Refer to the Regulations for specific details on eligibility and scope.



Category A 
To enable graduates of a New Zealand university, who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university, to travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences and/or conduct research leading towards the New Zealand doctoral degree for which they are enrolled.

Note for Applicants: Applications for overseas conference attendance are enhanced if combined with plans for overseas research activities.


Value and number awarded:

Varies. Refer to the Regulations


Two application rounds each year:

Refer to the Regulations for details


Closing Dates:

May and October


  • The online application form is available here.


Decisions made:

June and October/November

Last modified: June 20th, 2017