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Funding for Pacific health research

Pacific health research requires the active involvement of Pacific peoples as researchers, advisors, stakeholders and participants.

Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath - credit Dean Carruthers

Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath was awarded a 2019 HRC Pacific Health Project grant to explore the mental health impacts of climate change on Pacific peoples. Photo: Dean Carruthers.

Pacific health research design, methods and approaches aim to be responsive to changing Pacific contexts, underpinned by Pacific cultural values and beliefs, and conducted in accordance with Pacific ethical standards, values and aspirations.

All HRC rounds and research investment streams are open to Pacific health research and researchers.

Researcher-initiated proposals

We award the majority of our funding through contestable funding rounds and to ideas that come from researchers themselves. For all upcoming funding opportunities, refer to our Funding Calendar

If applying for ring-fenced Pacific health research funding, your research should aim to make significant improvements in, or a contribution to, Pacific health outcomes.

Pacific Projects

Pacific Emerging Researcher First Grants

Career Development Awards

We have a number of career development awards available to specifically support the development and dissemination of Pacific health research. See below for opportunities specific to Pacific health researchers:

Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship

Pacific Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Pacific Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarships

Pacific Health Research Master's Scholarships

Pacific Health Research Summer Studentships

Pacific Health Research Knowledge Translation Grants