Grants

The Postdoctoral Society offers Travel Grants, Publication Grants, and occasionally Sponsored Project grants to FMHS Postdoctoral researchers. See below for further details.

FMHS Postdoctoral Society Travel Grant Information

The committee is currently discussing how best to manage the funds in light of COVID-19 travel restrictions this year. Watch this space for more information and thank you for your patience.

See here for Publication Grant Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. The applicant must be employed by The University of Auckland or UniServices as a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow or fixed-term lecturer, and Ph.D. qualified at the time of application*.
  2. The applicant must be a major contributing author (usually either the first or last author) of the manuscript.
  3. The applicant has not received an FMHS Postdoctoral Society Publishing grant in the past 12 months
  4. The publishing grant must only be used for the publication of the submitted and approved manuscript.

*Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility

FMHS Postdoctoral Society Publication grants:
We offer awards to assist with costs associated with publishing manuscripts in scientific journals year round.

Value: Up to $1000 per publication

To apply: Read the 2021 guidelines and complete the Publication Grant application form (available here) and send to fmhs-res-fellows@auckland.ac.nz

Sponsored Project grants
From time to time we offer sponsored project grants, so check this space regularly.

We haven’t awarded any grants just yet! However, applications are open for publication grants. 

2020 Successes

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 PDS Research Development Grants.

Bobbi Laing – RF, School of Nursing, to present at the 2020 ISONG virtual conference.
Emma Buckels – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, to attend the ASBMR 2020 virtual meeting.
Julia Shanks – RF, Dept of Physiology, to attend the Echo Bachelor Class virtual course.
Natasha Grimsey – SRF, Dept of Pharmacology, to cover research related costs arising due to COVID-19 lockdown.
Yukti Vyas – RF, Dept of Physiology, to attend the CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme Course.
Sandy Lau and Colin Hisey – RF’s, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to cover domestic travel costs to establish a new collaboration.
Victoria Egli and Niamh Donnellan – RF’s, School of Nursing, to cover domestic travel to allow research recovery after COVID-19 lockdown.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 PDS travel grant rounds, getting $1000 each for international travel, and $500 each for domestic travel.

Brigid Ryan – RF, Dept of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, to attend Alzheimer’s Disease International in Singapore
Renita Martis – RF, Dept of Physiology, to attend the Association for Research in Vision and Opthamology Annual Meeting in Baltimore, USA
Sarah Gerritsen – RF, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, to attend the World Public Health Nutrition Congress in Brisbane, Australia

Congratulations to the recipients of PDS publication grants in 2020, getting $1000 each.

Renita Martis – RF, Dept of Physiology, published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Peter Choi – RF, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, published in Molecules
Andrea Kwakowsky – SRF, Dept of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, published in Molecules
Jennifer Hollywood – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Veronika Sander – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, published in the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology

2019 Successes

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 PDS travel grant rounds, getting $1000 each for international travel, and $500 each for domestic travel.

Fiona Langridge – RF, Centre for Longitudinal Research, to attend the Pasifika Medical Association Conference, Niue
Marie-Claire Smith – RF, Dept of Medicine, to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, Canberra, Australia.
Natasha Grimsey – RF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, to attend ASCEPT-PAGANZ 2019, Queenstown
Veronika Sander – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, to attend the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, Washington, USA
Zaid Aqrawe – RF, Dept of Anatomy & Medical Imaging, to attend the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Berlin, Germany
David Musson – SRF, Dept of Medicine to attend TERMIS-EU, Rhodes Greece
Sian Williams – RF, Dept of Surgery, to attend the 31st EACD conference in Paris, France
Tina Gao RF, School of Optometry and Vision Science to attend the Association for Research in Vision and Opthamology Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada
Chris Hedges – RF, Dept. of Nutrition, to attend the Gordon Research Conference on the IFG and Insulin system in Physiology and Disease, California, USA

Congratulations to the recipients of PDS publication grants in 2019, getting $1000 each.

Jonathan Astin – SRF/SL, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, published in EMBO Reports
Samantha Simkin – RF, Dept of Ophthalmology, published in BMJ Paediatric Open
Karen Bishop – SL, Dept of Nutrition and Dietetics, published in Nutrition and Cancer
Brett Wagner – RF, Dept of Surgery, published in Scientific Reports

2018 Successes

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 PDS travel grant rounds, getting $1000 each for international travel, and $500 each for domestic travel.

Marie Kleinstauber – RF, Dept of Psychological Medicine, to attend the 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Santiago, Chile
Amy McCaughey-Chapman – RF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, to attend Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration Course in Woods Hole, USA
Qi Chen – SRF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to attend the International Federation of Placental Associations 2018 annual meeting in Tokyo, Japan
Bobbi Laing – RF, Dept of Nursing, to attend the 2018 ISONG World Congress in Orlando, USA
Lisa Underwood – RF, Dept of Population health, to attend the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex National Conference in Wellington, NZ
Rosie Dobson – RF, Dept of National Institute for Health Innovation, to attend the Health Informatics New Zealand 2018 conference in Wellington, NZ
David Crossman – SRF, Dept of Physiology, to attend the New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress in Queenstown, NZ
Catherine Tsai – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, to attend The American Society of Microbiology Meeting in Texas, USA
Jo James – SRF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to attend The International Society of Stem Cell Research Meeting in Melbourne, Australia
Raj Shekhawat – RF, Dept of Audiology, to attend The Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference and European School on Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research in Germany
Deidre Jansson – RF, Dept of Pharmacology, to attend a Gordon Research Conference in USA

Congratulations to the recipients of PDS publication grants in 2018, getting $1000 each.

Amy McCaughey-Chapman – RF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, published in Stem Cells and Development
Natasha Grimsey – RF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology
Francis Hunter – RF, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, published in JCI Insight
Jo James – SRF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, published in Biology Open
Raewyn Poulsen – RF, Dept of Medicine, published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

2017 Successes

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 PDS travel grant rounds, getting $1000 each for international travel, and $500 each for domestic travel.

Francis Hunter – RF, Dept of ACSRC, to attend the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer 2017 Annual Meeting in MD, USA
Scott Graham – SRF, Dept of Pharmacology, to attend a Collaborators meeting in England and the 20th International Symposium on Signal Transduction in England and Poland
Elizabeth Mackenzie – RF, Dept of Liggins Institute, to attend the Australian & New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry conference in Adelaide, Australia
Minglan Li – RF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to attend The International Stillbirth Alliance Annual Conference in Cork, Ireland
Amber Milan – RF, Dept of Liggins Institute, to attend the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition in Adelaide, Australia
Julie Lim – SRF, Dept of Physiology, to attend the 19th World Congress on Oxidative Stress, Redox Homeostasis & Antioxidants 2017 in Paris, France
Rashi Karunasinghe – RF, Dept of Audiology, to attend an International Tinnitus Seminar and the 1st World Tinnitus Congress in Warsaw, Poland
Ashika Chhana – RF, Dept of Medicine, to attend the Joint meeting of the Australian & New Zealand bone & Mineral Society & the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies in Queensland, Australia

Congratulations to the recipients of PDS publication grants in 2017, getting $1000 each.

Anita Muthukaruppan – RF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, published in NZMJ
Cherie Blenkiron – SRF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, published in Clinical Epigenetics
Dan Kho – RF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, published in PLOS ONE
Lily Chang – Lecturer and RF, School of Optometry and Vision Science and Auckland Bioengineering Institute, published in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience

2016 Successes

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 PDS travel grant rounds, getting $1000 each for international travel, and $500 each for domestic travel.

Jo James – SRF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to attend the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Satellite at Queenstown Research Week in Nelson, NZ
Jose Derraik – SRF, Dept of Liggins Institute, to attend a collaboration visit to Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden
Brigid Ryan – RF, Dept of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, to attend the Neuroscience School for Advanced Studies meeting and laboratory training in Sudtirol, Italy and Frankfurt, Germany
Bianca Heilman – RF, Dept of Physiology, to attend the International Society of Eye Research XXII biennial meeting in Tokyo, Japan
Victor Dieriks – RF, Dept of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, to attend the Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Qi Chen – SRF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to attend the International Federation of Placenta Associations conference in Portland, USA
Andrea Kwakowsky – RF, Dept of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, to attend the Australasian Neurosicence Society 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Hobart, Australia
Karen Bishop – RF, Dept of ACSRC, to attend a laboratory visit in Palmerston North, NZ
Jian Guan – SRF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, to attend the Europe Congress of Endocrinology (ECE), 10th Hershey Conference and 20th International conference of Parkinson Diseases and movement disorders in Paris, France
Cindy Guo – RF, Dept of Optometry and Vision Science, to attend The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2016 Annual Meeting in Seattle, USA
Mel Lauti – RF, Dept of Surgery, to attend the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (RACS ASC) and 2 research visits in Australia
Julie Brown – SRF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Liggins Institute, to attend a Symposium – Advancing Women’s Health Through Evidence, Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Editors Workshop and Authors Workshop in University of Oxford, UK
Steve Jamieson – SRF, Dept of ACSRC, to attend the American Association for Cancer Research special conference on Patient-Derived Cancer models in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Jennifer Hollywood – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, to attend the 5th International Cystinosis Research Symposium in Irvine, USA

Congratulations to the recipients of PDS publication grants in 2016, getting $1000 each.

Scott Graham – SRF, Dept of Pharmacology, published in Scientific Reports
Simon O’Carroll – RF, Dept of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, published in PLOS ONE
Kathryn Jones – RF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, published in Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Anita Muthukaruppan – RF, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, published in PLOS ONE
Martin Chopra – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, published in Journal of Experimental Medicine
James Dalton – RF, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, published in Journal of Antibiotics and Chemotherapy

2015 Successes

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 PDS travel grant rounds, getting $1000 each for international travel, and $500 each for domestic travel.

Pau Medrano-Gracia – RF, Dept of Anatomy with Radiology, to attend MICCAI 2015 and a lab visit in Munich, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden
Bruce Su’a – RF, Dept of Surgery, to attend the World Congress of Surgery in Bangkok, Thailand
Chantelle Fourie – RF, Dept of Physiology and Centre for Brain Research, to attend the The Cajal Course – Advanced Techniques for Synpase Biology in Bourdeaux, France
Jo Davidson – RF, Dept of Physiology, to attend The Fetal Neonatal Physiology Society Annual congress in Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations to the recipients of PDS publication grants in 2015, getting $1000 each.

Stuti Misra – RF, Dept of Ophthalmology, published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Phil Turnbull – RF, Dept of Optometry and Vision Science, published in Current Biology
Francis Hunter – RF, Dept of ACSRC, published in Cancer Research
Verity Oliver – RF, Dept of Ophthalmology, published in Ophthalmology