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

In February and June each year the PDS awards Travel Grants to post-doctoral researchers to assist their travel to conferences, workshops, and laboratory visits around New Zealand and the world. $1000 is given to awardees travelling internationally, and $500 to those travelling domestically.

Awardees are chosen based on the scientific merit of the meeting, the specific benefits associated with attending the meeting, and on the level of service contribution made to the University or Faculty during the past 12 months.

See here for Travel 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 the presenting author of an abstract to be presented at a scientific meeting or be attending a meeting or workshop that is of critical value to their scientific career.
  3. The applicant has not received a FMHS Postdoctoral Society Travel grant in the past 12 months (i.e. in the prior two FMHS Postdoctoral Society funding rounds).
  4. Preference will be given to applicants who are invited speakers or are combining multiple purposes into one trip.

*Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility

Travel dates for the February 2020 round: 1st January to 30th June 2020

Submission deadline: 5pm, 14th February 2020

Value: Up to $1,000 per person for international travel and up to $500 for domestic travel.

To apply: Complete the Travel Grant application form (available here) and send to

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: Complete the Publication Grant application form (available here) and send to

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

Congratulations to the recipients of the June 2019 PDS travel grant round, 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, Sep 2019.
Marie-Claire Smith – RF, Dept of Medicine, to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, Canberra, Australia, Sep 2019.
Natasha Grimsey – RF, Dept of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, to attend ASCEPT-PAGANZ 2019, Queenstown, Nov 2019.
Veronika Sander – RF, Molecular Medicine and Pathology, to attend the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, Washington, USA, Aug 2019.
Zaid Aqrawe – RF, Anatomy & Medical Imaging, to attend the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Berlin, Germany, Jul 2019.

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

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

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