We will upload information about the latest recipients to have been awarded HRC funding for all of our funding opportunities as this information becomes officially available.

The information provided is for ‘year to date’ funding.

Previous Recipient List

  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Mr Bruno Marques
    Victoria University of Wellington
    Designing diagnostic and rehabilitation landscapes for the disabled
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Ms Samantha Marsh
    The University of Auckland
    Using principles of the 'slow movement' to prevent obesity from birth
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Dr Samantha Marsh
    The University of Auckland
    'This is not an Intervention, it’s a Movement!’: reducing screen time in teens
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Associate Professor Alexander McLellan
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    A proton switch for T cell migration and activation
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Professor Neil McNaughton
    University of Otago
    Developing and validating a novel site for mobile and unobtrusive EEG recording
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant
    Dr Justin O'Sullivan
    The University of Auckland
    Squeezing through cracks reprograms cells
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Dr Jeong Park
    Massey University
    Chromatin nanofibre as a therapeutic cancer vaccine
    $150,000
    24 months
  • 2014 Funding Round – Explorer Grant
    Dr Anthony Phillips
    The University of Auckland
    Re-thinking the cross talk between bacteria and host cells
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant
    Dr Anthony Phillips
    The University of Auckland
    Cyclic voltammetry of the critically ill: A new window on disease status
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Associate Professor Anthony Phillips
    The University of Auckland
    Is there a ‘fourth axis’ of vesicular communication?
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Dr Anna Ponnampalam
    University of Auckland
    Linking viruses that call uterus home and unexplained female infertility
    $150,000
    24 months
  • 2014 Funding Round – Explorer Grant
    Professor John Reynolds
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    Temporal and spatial control of drugs for improved treatment of brain disorders
    $150,000
    18 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Dr Trevor Sherwin
    The University of Auckland
    One cell, two phenotypes: capturing pluripotency for tissue repair
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Dr Melanie Tomintz
    University of Canterbury
    Towards personalised digital health services for preventable health conditions
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Dr Penelope Truman
    Massey University, Wellington
    Changing our view of tobacco dependence: the monoamine oxidase inhibitor story
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Dr Ehsan Vaghefi
    The University of Auckland
    Ocular laser bio-meter: fast and cheap early diagnosis of vision impairment
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant
    Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere
    The University of Auckland
    Citizen empowerment for creating healthy community environments in New Zealand
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Dr Wilma Waterlander
    The University of Auckland
    Nutrition 2.0: Toward a food systems approach for public health nutrition
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Dr Richard Whiddett
    Massey University
    Intelligent digital environment for wellbeing and healthcare
    $150,000
    24 months
  • 2014 Funding Round – Explorer Grant
    Dr Siouxsie Wiles
    The University of Auckland
    Evolution in action: A novel model for studying pathogen adaptation in vivo
    $150,000
    24 months