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Published 2 March 2023

2023 Rutherford Discovery and Rutherford Foundation Fellowship Roadshow

The focus of the Roadshow is to give an overview of Early to Mid Career Fellowships administered by Royal Society Te Apārangi, in particular the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship and Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Roadshow will go through eligibility criteria and application process and provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions about the application and assessment process.

The Fellowships being discussed are:

  • The Rutherford Discovery Fellowship (applications open 2 March and close 27 April)
  • The Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Applications open 08 June and close 03 August)
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (for research in Japan for 12-24 months; currently open - applications close on 20 April)

Fellowship Roadshow Slides

Roadshow Schedule





Thu 09 March

University of Otago, Dunedin


St David Seminar Room C (G.03)

Fri 10 March

University of Auckland, Auckland


ALR1 Lecture Theatre [bldg. 421W, room 201]

Fri 10 March

Auckland University of Technology



Tue 14 March

University of Canterbury, Christchurch


Room Rehua 108

Wed 15 March

Victoria University of Wellington


the Hunter Council Chamber, Hunter Building (Gate 2) Kelburn Campus

Mon 20 March

University of Waikato, Hamilton



Wed 22 March

Virtual Q&A session 10 AM To attend please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuf-GrrTItHNM1UHnwTRib2WF9fCzZiCbA
Thur 23 March

 Virtual Roadshow  10 AM  To attend please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucO6hpjouHdJ8Ona5GpnpzcaknomN_mnD


For awareness, please note that at some locations the Fellowship Roadshow will be followed by a Catalyst Roadshow. This will provide an overview of  funding opportunities for international research collaboration available through Catalyst: Seeding and Catalyst: Leaders. The Roadshow will also discuss the most common reasons for why a Catalyst Seeding proposal does not score well.

Last but not least, the Catalyst Roadshow will also discuss funding opportunities available through the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).

Times and venues for the Catalyst Roadshow are available from here.

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi