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

  • Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship
    Ms Namrata Prasad
    The University of Auckland
    The epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in New Zealand children
    $99,550
    36 months
  • Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship
    Mr Chris Puliuvea
    The University of Auckland
    Enhancement of T cells for use in adoptive immunotherapy protocols
    $21,650
    36 months
  • Pacific health research PhD scholarship (2018 funding round)
    Mrs Veisinia Pulu-Lakai
    Massey University
    Co-designing a community-based intervention programme for prediabetes
    $125,790
    36 months
  • Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship
    Ms Eliza Puna
    The University of Auckland
    Cook Islands youth: Positive mental health wellbeing and suicide prevention.
    $106,589
    3 years
  • Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship
    Ms Eliza Puna
    The University of Auckland
    Exploring mental health and suicide amongst Cook Islanders: A review of the literature
    $5,000
    10 weeks
  • Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship
    Eliza Puna
    The University of Auckland
    Identifying risk factors associated with Pacific (Samoa, Tonga, Cook Island and Niue) adolescent's (10-14 years) suicide in New Zealand
    $5,000
    3 months
  • Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship
    Ms Meaalofa Pupi
    University of Otago
    The economic cost of diabetes among Pacific Islanders
    $5,000
    3 months
  • Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship
    Miss Oprah Pupi
    University of Otago
    The anti-cancer properties of traditional remedies
    $5,000
    3 months
  • Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship
    Miss Ashleigh Raikuna
    University of Otago
    Effects of severe early childhood caries on Pacific Island families
    $5,000
    10 weeks
  • Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016 funding round)
    Dr Ravi Reddy
    The University of Auckland
    Improving the uptake of hearing health services in older Pasifika people
    $285,000
    36 months
  • Pacific Summer Studentship (2016 funding round)
    Mr Troy Ruhe
    University of Otago
    Pacific people's falls prevention research
    $5,000
    10 weeks
  • Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship
    Mr Troy Ruhe
    University of Otago
    The effectiveness of circuit-based exercise in Cook Islands communities
    $133,550
    36 months
  • Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship
    Sara Samuelu
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    3 months
    The effects of screening on breast cancer in Pacific women and cancer survival rates in regions with most Pacific Island residents in New Zealand
    $5,000
  • Pacific Health Research Masters Scholarship
    Jacqueline Schmidt-Busby
    The University of Auckland
    Diabetes: impact on work, income and finances in Samoan families
    $18,253
    13 months
  • Pacific Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Mr Byron Seiuli
    University of Waikato
    Hookin’ up – Mental health and Pasifika students intimate relationships
    $335,000
    36 months
  • Pacific knowledge translation grant (2018 funding round)
    Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu
    University of Otago
    Rheumatic fever
    $5,000
    6 months
  • Pacific emerging researcher first grant (2018 funding round)
    Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu
    University of Otago
    Towards a new penicillin for rheumatic fever
    $249,391
    24 months
  • Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Fellowship
    Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu
    University of Otago
    The applicability of ctDNA as a diagnostic tool for early cancer detection
    $195,162
    24 months
  • Pacific clinical research training fellowship (2018 funding round)
    Dr James Alesana Slater
    University of Auckland
    CHOCS and TOFU projects: Ophthalmic changes in diabetes
    $172,482
    24 months
  • Pacific Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Mr John Sluyter
    The University of Auckland
    Arterial function, vitamin D and cardiovascular disease in Pacific peoples
    $387,195
    48 months