Nurture – The Nurture Foundation for Reproductive Research has broad objectives which include promoting, supporting, developing, fostering, financing and encouraging the investigation of reproductive medicine and collaborative research among investigators in research concerned with the health of women and babies in New Zealand.
Royal Society of New Zealand, Marsden Fund – The Marsden Fund supports research excellence in science, engineering and maths, social sciences and the humanities.
Health Research Council – The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare, and to produce economic gains for New Zealand. The majority of funds go through an annual funding round to independent research projects that are researcher initiated including: Projects, Programmes, Feasibility Studies, Emerging Researcher First Grants and Explorer Grants. Awards are also available to support the career development of emerging health researchers, and Māori and Pacific researchers.
Lottery Health Research – The Lottery Health Research Committee (Committee) provides funding for research projects that will improve the health status of New Zealanders.
Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust – Project Grants provide limited research support for individuals or groups working in any health-related sciences. Support is usually sufficient to provide only for running costs of the research and/or some necessary equipment. Project grants are usually for one year, but may be for up to three years.
CureKids – Cure Kids supports research that has the potential to improve the lives of New Zealand children. Cure Kids has two funding mechanisms; the Project Granting Round (PGR) for larger projects, and; the Innovation Seed Fund (ISF), a smaller fund, for one year projects focused on the early stage investigation of innovative research ideas.
Heart Foundation – The Heart Foundation funds research that will improve the heart health of New Zealanders.
Institution funding (available to staff employed by the institution):
Universities and District Health Boards (DHBs) have a number of internal grants and awards available to their researchers. Contact your local research office for details.
A list of DHB research contacts is maintained on the NZ Ethics website.
University of Auckland - University of Auckland FRDF Annual Project Grant
Counties Manukau Health Research Fund – Project Grant
Counties Manukau Health Research Fund – Postgraduate Fellowship