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Funding opportunities

We have funding opportunities available throughout the year in the following focus areas.

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People-focused funding: The HRC invests in developing excellent health researchers. We offer a range of career development opportunities designed to support emerging researchers through to research champions.

Ideas funding: This funding supports research that is excellent, innovative and impactful. These research ideas are initiated by lead investigators and align with the broader ‘health research attributes’ outlined in the New Zealand Health Research Prioritisation Framework. 

Priorities funding: With targeted investment, the HRC initiates research into priority health issues, gaps and opportunities. These opportunities are identified by the HRC and often addressed in partnership with stakeholders and communities.

Click on the links below to find funding opportunities in each focus area.

People-focused funding: 

  • Career Development Awards – General, Māori, Pacific 
  • Emerging Researcher First Grants – General, Māori, Pacific
  • Health Delivery Research Career Development Awards
  • Māori Emerging Leader Fellowships
  • Pacific Emerging Leader Fellowships

Ideas funding: 

  • Explorer Grants – General, Māori, Pacific
  • Programme Grants – General, Māori, Pacific 
  • Project Grants – General, Māori, Pacific 
  • Health Delivery Research Project Grants
  • Health Delivery Research Activation Grants. 

Priorities funding: 

  • Request for Proposals
  • Rapid Response rounds
  • Connecting for Impact 
  • Independent Research Organisation funding.
  • Ngā Kanohi Kitea Grants

You can also search for all Māori and Pacific health research funding opportunities under their respective categories: Māori Health Research and Pacific Health Research.