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Support for researchers

Our researchers are well-supported by the University—help is available for anything from funding applications to commercialising your discoveries.

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Research Office

Our researchers get expert guidance from our Research Office, which specialises in research funding, business liaison, ethics, the Performance-Based Research Fund, information management and professional development.

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Wellington UniVentures

From the early stages of development, Wellington UniVentures connects researchers with the road to commercialisation. We make ideas become reality and help researchers learn a whole new set of skills along the way.

Wellington UniVentures
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Postdoctoral fellowships

The University offers fellowships to attract, retain, and employ Māori and Pasifika early career postdoctoral researchers.

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Māori research practices

It's important our researchers consider how they can incorporate a Māori dimension into their research work. Read about how you can do this, what support is available and why it's valuable.

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New research staff

Research staff are part of our vibrant postgraduate and teaching community. New staff are supported through orientation, supervision and career development.

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Useful links for our University staff

Research funding

Find out what research funding is available and how to apply, manage your grants and get further help.

Research funding

Research ethics

Victoria University of Wellington is committed to meeting the highest ethical standards for all research that involves human or animal participants.

Research ethics

Supervising PhD students

Learn more about your role advising and supporting research students and read about training for supervisors, scholarships, and the thesis examination process.

Supervising PhD students

Digital research hub

A collection of key information and resources on digital research activities at the university in Nuku.

Digital research hub
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The Research Trust

All Victoria University of Wellington research funding is kept in a charitable trust that manages and administers the funds.

The Trust helps staff manage both internal and external grants and ensures the funding is only used to support research activities.

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Research Office

The Research Office supports academic staff and liaises with external organisations. Find out what services we offer and who to contact for help.

Staff contacts

Commercialisation office

To find out how you can commercialise or license your research, get in touch with Wellington UniVentures.

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