We invest in a broad range of research on issues important to New Zealand, and support the development of health research careers. Our mission is 'benefiting New Zealand through health research'.
The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare, and to produce economic gain for New Zealand.
We allocate the majority of our funding through an annual funding round to independent research projects that are researcher initiated.
Requests for Proposals are issued when we wish to support research in a particular area.
A range of awards are available to support the career development of emerging health researchers, including Māori and Pacific researchers undertaking postgraduate research qualifications.
We fund Māori health research and invest in the career development of the Māori health research workforce.
We fund Pacific health research and invest in the career development of the Pacific health research workforce.
Dr Reremoana Theodore is examining the impact of education on Māori health outcomes as part of a HRC Māori postdoctoral fellowship. Read her story.