Eru Thompson Māori Postdoctoral Fellowship

Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) bringing together world leading neuroscience researchers and clinicians from across New Zealand to tackle ageing-related neurological disorders.
BRNZ-RRA is committed to developing Māori neuroscience research capacity.  Thus, BRNZ is delighted to be offering a fully-funded, 2-year Eru Thompson Māori Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship will support a person identifying as Māori and holding a PhD to engage in innovative neuroscience research projects addressing any aspect of ageing-related neurological disorders, but with a preference for projects of relevance to Māori. Applicants must be based at one of our collaborating institutions: University of Auckland, University of Otago, University of Canterbury, AUT University.
The successful applicant will be able to join a network of Māori Neuroscience Researchers with CoRE support provided for mentoring and networking opportunities. This will enable the Eru Thompson postdoc to reach their highest potential, and develop the next generation of Māori academics and senior researchers who will make valuable social, cultural and economic contributions to the wellbeing of their whānau, hapū, iwi and our nation as a whole.
This Fellowship includes a competitive salary package for up to 2 years plus $10,000 per annum working expenses.
Applicants wishing to apply for the Eru Thompson PDF, are encouraged to contact BRNZ-RRA’s Māori Strategic leader Dr Hinemoa Elder (  for advice and support with the application process. Dr Elder can provide valuable advice as to how applicants might build relationships with existing Māori researchers within BRNZ-RRA and various Māori research entities. From there, we encourage you to contact a potential supervisor (listed in the BRNZ PI and AI list attached) and discuss potential research projects, complete the application form  and send as a single PDF file, along with a letter of support from your proposed supervisor/s by email to BRNZ (contact Alex Sweetman