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Funding opportunities

All HRC funding rounds are open to Māori health research and researchers. In addition, we have dedicated funding for Māori health research through our Rangahau Hauora Māori research investment stream. For all upcoming funding opportunities, refer to our Funding Calendar.

Rangahau Hauora Māori research investment stream

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The purpose of this research investment stream is to build an evidence base which contributes to Māori health gains. Research funded through this stream is derived from high-quality Māori health research that upholds rangatiratanga (Māori leadership) and advances Māori knowledge, resources and people. This is research that values Māori worldviews and builds Māori research capacity and leadership.

Research funded through this stream is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the core values of mana, tika, manaakitanga and whakapapa, and recognise that Māori health research teams operate within the broader context of their communities. The distinctive features of research in scope for the HRC's Rangahau Hauora Māori funding can be found in the HRC's Research Investment Streams document. 

The Rangahau Hauora Māori investment stream is applicable to all the rounds we run annually, including:

Project funding

Programme funding

Feasibility Study Grants

Emerging Researcher First Grants

Explorer Grants

Career Development Awards

We also have a number of career development awards available to specifically support the growth and development of the Māori health research workforce. See below for opportunities specific to Māori health researchers.

Māori Health Research Summer Studentships

Rangahau Hauora Training Grant

Māori Health Research Masters Scholarships

Māori Health Research PhD Scholarships

Māori Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowships

Māori Health Research Emerging Leader Fellowship

Māori Health Research Development Grant

Māori Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant

Funding opportunities for Māori community organisations

Our Ngā Kanohi Kitea grants provide an opportunity for iwi, hapū, and other Māori community groups to undertake health research to address community-identified health needs. They also help develop Māori capability and knowledge. This initiative is consistent with the Hauora/Oranga research theme of Vision Mātauranga – a Vote Research Science & Technology-wide policy framework designed to unlock the innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people. It is also consistent with the Ministry of Health’s He Korowai Oranga Māori Health Strategy and approaches to health and wellbeing that improve Māori health outcomes.

Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grant

Ngā Kanohi Kitea Full Project Grant