The representative body for New Zealand’s eight universities.
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The income for these fellowships comes from a substantial bequest by the late Claude McCarthy, who died in Spain in 1978. Mr McCarthy was born in Hororata, West Christchurch in 1888, attended Christchurch Boys’ High School 1903 - 7, began university studies in 1907, and graduated BA in 1913. His teaching career was interrupted by war service when he went overseas as a lieutenant in the 24th Reinforcements in 1917. After his return, he graduated MA in 1919 and then went to the United States in 1922. After 25 years there he retired to live on the island of Jersey.
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 will be enhanced if combined with plans for overseas research activities.
To enable graduates of a New Zealand university whose normal occupation does not allow them to follow up original ideas and undertake research, to carry out research in a New Zealand university.
Note for Applicants: Applicants must clearly show that the planned research activity is not part of their 'normal occupation' and that there is support for the planned research from the New Zealand university where the research is to be carried out.
To enable any university staff member who is a graduate of a New Zealand university to take leave to carry out in New Zealand original work in organisations outside their own institutions.
Note for Applicants: Applicants must clearly show a) that their period of leave has been sanctioned by their university, b) that the planned work is 'original' and c) that there is an indication of support from 'the organisation outside their own institution' where the work is to be carried out.
To enable any university staff member who is a graduate of a New Zealand university to take leave and travel overseas, other than at the time of their normal entitlement for refresher leave and additional to it, to undertake short periods of research in important recent developments relevant to their specialities.
Note for Applicants: Applicants must clearly show a) that their period of leave has been sanctioned by their university and b) that there is an indication of support from the institution where the research is to be carried out. The characteristic of the "important recent developments" must be demonstrated in the application.
Varies. Funding is available for the year following application.