May 18, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Call for entries – Fellowship in Youth Health Leadership

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The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, in association with SYHPANZ (Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand) is proud to offer the third Fellowship in Youth Health Leadership and is calling for applications from today. Applications close Friday 1st June, at 5pm

The Vodafone Foundations vision is to promote the health and wellbeing of young New Zealanders.

The Fellowship is a leadership development grant that has been established for promising mid-career youth sector practitioners or researchers with proven leadership and experience in the youth sector to complete study, research or undertake a sabbatical. It is worth $90,000 for a 12 month period (although period is negotiable)

Details around eligibility and application process can be found below.

Please promote to your networks and forward to any talented leaders in the youth sector!

The Vodafone Foundation will also be calling for entries for its Canterbury Fund, dedicated to rebuilding and strengthening the Christchurch community, towards the end of May. Eligibility criteria are currently being updated and all applications will be online.

Kind regards

Vodafone NZ Foundation

Fellowship eligibility

To apply you must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand;
  • have a University degree (usually a Masters or the equivalent thereof, however, consideration may be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree only, depending on work experience);
  • have proven leadership and experience in the youth health and development sector;
  • show significant promise as a leading researcher or practitioner; and/or
  • have demonstrated expertise in youth health and wellbeing issues and have a track record of informing the sector through research, policy analysis or service delivery.

Fellowship application process

To apply, email to SYHPANZ ([email protected]):

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for the Fellowship in Youth Health Leadership;
  • A summary of your professional objectives;
  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • A preliminary proposal for your Fellowship project;
  • Detail on who you would identify nationally and internationally as potential mentors;
  • A letter of reference from your department chair, institution or employer (if you are not currently within an institution or employed, please state current work status); and
  • Three professional written references. These must be written by people who can comment on your past work performance and the potential contribution your proposed project will make to youth health and development in New Zealand.

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