About Te Whitinga mai o te rā
Shining a light on recipients of the MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship, our digital series profiles 10 of the 30 early career researchers supported by one-off funding during the response to Covid-19.
Named for the Fellowship itself, 'Te Whitinga mai o te rā', ‘the rising of the sun’, the series features excellent researchers from across the motu. The funding responded to the reduced opportunities experienced by New Zealand early career researchers to support the retention and development of ECRs with the potential to excel in the research environment.
The Fellowship intends to support up and coming researchers to rise and establish a career in their chosen field of research. The digital series visited the researchers mid-way through their two-year Fellowship to find out what led them to apply, what difference the support was making, and their aspirations for their future pathways.