The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare, and to produce economic gains for New Zealand.

We allocate the majority of funds through an annual funding round to independent research projects that are researcher initiated. Requests for Proposals are also 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, and Māori and Pacific researchers.

Applying for funding?
If you intend to apply for funding, the HRC Rules set out the permissible use of research funding as well as the contractual requirements and processes. You may also find it useful to look over the HRC's roadshow presentation on funding opportunities for 2015. Detailed information about each fund and how to apply can be found by following the links on this page for application forms and guidelines. Please note that all applicants must use the HRC Gateway to submit applications online.

Funding results
Check out all our funding recipients

Funding Calendar