Tagged: FRST. post-doc

40% of our post-doctoral fellowships gone? Who’s to blame? - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy May 27, 2012

’Are we failing our scientists?’ asks Nikki MacDonald in last Saturday’s Dominion Post. MacDonald posed this question after obtaining figures from the Ministry of Science and Innovation showing that the number of post-doctoral positions funded by the Ministry fell from 386 in 2007/8 to 323 in 2009/10.  And this decline occurred before the government had axed the New Zealand Science … Read More

The new Rutherford Discovery Fellowships - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy May 28, 2010

In its budget releases earlier this month, the Government provided more details about the new Rutherford Discovery Fellowships.  In particular, the funding for these Fellowships has been obtained by axing NZ S&T Post-Doctoral Fellowships, a scheme that brought myself and a number of my colleagues at the MacDiarmid Institute back to New Zealand early in our careers. As … Read More

NZ S&T post-doctoral fellowships: A key part of New Zealand’s talent pipeline - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Apr 12, 2010

One of the most important steps in a scientist’s career is their first post-doctoral fellowship. Science becomes something to be practised rather than studied, you get a salary not a scholarship, and you start paying taxes rather than tuition fees.  At the end of the fellowship, a fellow will have established their own research direction, and will be capable of … Read More