Claude McCarthy Fellowship

Closing date: Two application rounds closing on 1May and 1 Oct
Value of Award: Awards shall not normally exceed$5.000
No. of awards: Varies.
Tenure: Three months to a maximum of one year.

Online Application Form


Scholarship Page

The income for these fellowships comes from a substantial bequest by the late Claude McCarthy, who died in Spain in 1978. Mr McCarthy was born in Hororata, West Christchurch in 1888, attended Christchurch Boys' High School 1903 - 7, began university studies in 1907, and graduated BA in 1913. His teaching career was interrupted by war service when he went overseas as a lieutenant in the 24th Reinforcements in 1917. After his return, he graduated MA in 1919 and then went to the United States in 1922. After 25 years there he retired to live on the island of Jersey.

Claude McCarthy Fellowships are available and are aimed at encouraging and supporting doctoral candidates in additional and further study and research.

Selection criteria:

  • To enable graduates of a New Zealand university, who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university, to travel overseas for short periods to: * present research work at conferences, * conduct research contributing to the New Zealand doctoral degree for which they are enrolled. Refer to the Regulations for specific details on eligibility and scope.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Candidates should complete an application using the Universities NZ on-line scholarships application website:
Online Application Form
Scholarship Page

Decision makers
Universities New Zealand-Te Pokai makes Fellowship awards of the fellowships on recommendation of a special Selection Committee set up for the purpose. The committee may consult with the universities and others as it deems fit.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Decisions are made in June and November

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Fellows are required to report on the progress of their programmes to Universities New Zealand. A final detailed report is required at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Additional information
There are two application rounds each year: 1. Applications closing in May for tenure between July and December in the same year. 2. Applications closing in October for tenure between January and June in the following year

Who else has information about this award?
Contact your local university Scholarships Office.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara

PO Box 11915 Wellington 6142

Phone: +64 4 381 8510


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