The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare, and to produce economic gains for New Zealand.

We allocate the majority of funds through an annual funding round to independent research projects that are researcher initiated. Requests for Proposals are also 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, and Māori and Pacific researchers.

Applying for funding?
If you intend to apply for funding, the HRC Rules set out the permissible use of research funding as well as the contractual requirements and processes. You may also find it useful to check out the HRC Research Contract and the latest Peer Review Manual, which sets out the overall assessment process and scoring system for each funding application type. You can find detailed information about each fund and how to apply (including application forms and guidelines) by following the links on this page. Please note that all applicants must use HRC Gateway to submit applications online.

Funding results
Check out all our funding recipients


Funding Calendar