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Claude McCarthy Fellowship

The Claude McCarthy Fellowship supports graduates of New Zealand universities in undertaking “original work or research in literature, science or medicine”. The fellowship supports travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences, and/or conducting research contributing to the New Zealand doctoral degree for which they are enrolled.

Born in Hororata in 1888 Claude McCarthy graduated BA in 1913. His teaching career was interrupted by war service in 1917 when he went overseas as a lieutenant in the 24th Reinforcements. On his return to New Zealand he graduated MA from, then University of New Zealand, in 1919 and in 1922 went to the United States. After 25 years there he retired to live on the island of Jersey. Mr McCarthy died in Spain in 1978. The funds for these fellowships are provided by the income from a substantial bequest by Claude McCarthy.

 

Eligibility

To enable graduates of a New Zealand university, who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university, and have been registered for their doctoral degree for at least one year at the closing date for applications. The original work or research must be in literature, science or medicine. Applicants should note that the committee will determine if an applicant’s area of study falls within one of those disciplines.

If an applicant has previously held a Claude McCarthy Fellowship this does not preclude them from submitting another application however the selection committee will take the earlier fellowship into consideration when making their funding decisions.

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:

Opening dates:

1 January for Fellowships to be held between July and December in the same year.

1 June for Fellowships to be held between January and June in the following year.

Closing Dates:

1 April for Fellowships to be held between July and December in the same year.

1 October for Fellowships to be held between January and June in the following year.

To apply

Read the regulations to understand the scope of the fellowship and determine your eligibility.

The online application form is available here.

Decisions

In May for Fellowships to be held between July and December in the same year.

In November for Fellowships to be held between January and June in the following year.