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Updated: May 13

Calling all postgraduate students and early- to mid- career researchers (EMCRs) in the medtech and brain health research spaces – we want you!

The CMDT Early-Career Researcher Awards are open to postgraduate students and EMCRs (<10 years post-PhD excluding career breaks) engaged in research and development of medical related technologies and/or brain health research. Please feel free to pass this call on to those who may be eligible!

Te Tītoki Mataora wants to celebrate our future leaders by giving them the opportunity to present their research during Health Tech week.

This is a call for abstracts to apply to present a poster on your research. Research posters will be on display and presented for judging on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

The authors of the best submitted abstracts will instead be invited to give a 3-minute elevator pitch of their research during the conference.

Whether you present a poster or an elevator pitch, you have the opportunity to win cash prizes sponsored by CMDT!

Please note that if you are invited to present you will need to register for the conference.

Access to Te Tītoki Mataora Day 3 (Wednesday 26th June) only:

  • Standard $150

  • ECRs/students $100


Access to full Te Tītoki Mataora Forum (Monday 24th June – Wednesday 26th June), if you register by 31st May:

  • Standard $400

  • ECRs/students $200

Registration is open now 

We do not cover conference registration fees however you can apply for travel funding. Details are provided at the end of this post.

How to apply

Submit 200-word abstracts to by 9:30am Wednesday 15 May 2024. Please use the attached template. Only one abstract may be submitted per presenting author.

CMDT Awards 2024 Abstract submission template
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Selection process

1. A selection committee will review all submitted applications.

2. The committee will select the abstracts to be invited to give a poster or an oral presentation at the 2024 Te Tītoki Mataora Research Day.

3. All applicants will be notified of outcomes and next steps by Friday 24 May 2024.

Please feel free to send any queries to


Call for travel funding applications

Future Leaders have funding available to support postgraduate students and early- to mid- career researchers (EMCRs) travelling to Auckland for HealthTech Week 2024. Travel support will cover return flights for accepted applicants and may cover accommodation.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a postgraduate student, PhD student, PhD candidate, or <10 years post-PhD (excluding career breaks) with an interest in medical/health technology

  • Submit an abstract for consideration in the CMDT Awards (you will be invited to present a poster and/or a 3-minute presentation)

  • Register to attend the Te Tītoki Mataora Forum on Wednesday 26th June (conference registration not funded)

Applications for travel funding close Friday 31 May 2024.

Travel support is not guaranteed upon application. We endeavour to get back to you within a week of your application with details of what will be covered. As there is limited funding available, applications will be assessed on a range of criteria.


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