We invest in a broad range of research on issues important to New Zealand, and support the development of health research careers. Our mission is 'benefiting New Zealand through health research'.
The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare, and to produce economic gain for New Zealand.
We allocate the majority of our funding through an annual funding round to independent research projects that are researcher initiated.
Requests for Proposals are issued when we wish to support research in a particular area.
A range of awards are available to support the career development of emerging health researchers, including Māori and Pacific researchers undertaking postgraduate research qualifications.
We fund Māori health research and invest in the career development of the Māori health research workforce.
We fund Pacific health research and invest in the career development of the Pacific health research workforce.
The HRC is now a signatory of the ORCID Joint Statement of Principle. ORCID provides a unique identifier to ensure research is correctly attributed to its creator and to better connect data systems.