We will upload information about the latest recipients to have been awarded HRC funding for all of our funding opportunities as this information becomes officially available.

The information provided is for ‘year to date’ funding.

Previous Recipient List

  • Explorer Grant (2019 funding round)
    Professor David Ackerley
    Victoria University of Wellington
    Enabling NZ biomedical research with superior targeted cell ablation models
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Dr Azam Ali
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    'No drill, no fill' - a novel substitute to regrow teeth
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Dr Chris Baldi
    University of Otago
    A unique cellular mechanism for diabetic heart disease?
    $150,000
    24 months
  • 2013 Funding Round
    Professor Michael Berridge
    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington
    Mitochondrial genome replacement
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Dr Leandro Bolzoni
    University of Waikato
    Towards bone regeneration by developing electroactive hybrid materials
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Dr Jaydee Cabral
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    Developing the holy grail of bioprinting: vascularization
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2019 funding round)
    Dr Sean Coffey
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    Next generation cardiac ultrasound: training echocardiography using MRI
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2019 funding round)
    Dr Benjamin Compton
    Victoria University of Wellington
    Investigating iNKT cell-based vaccinology to treat drug addiction
    $150,000
    24 months
  • 2014 Funding Round – Explorer Grant
    Professor Gregory Cook
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    Designing metabiotics to combat multidrug-resistant pathogens
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2019 funding round)
    Dr Xiaolin Cui
    University of Otago, Christchurch
    Synthetic stem cells – a new area for myocardial infarction treatment
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Professor Wayne Cutfield
    University of Auckland
    Maternal bacteria to correct abnormal gut microbiota in babies born by C-section
    $150,000
    24 months
  • 2013 Funding Round
    Professor Michael Eccles
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    Using circular polarised light to evaluate cell differentiation status in vivo
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Dr Patrick Gladding
    Waitemata District Health Board
    A novel nanosensor array for heart failure diagnosis
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Professor Nigel Grigg
    Massey University, Palmerston North
    Developing an innovative performance measurement framework for health care
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2019 funding round)
    Professor Parry Guilford
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    A novel device for early cancer detection
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2019 funding round)
    Dr Tracy Hale
    Massey University, Palmerston North
    Transforming the paradigm of functional genome organisation
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Dr Paul Harris
    The University of Auckland
    Pinpointing prostate cancer: a paradigm shift in diagnosis
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Professor Sarah Hook
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    Real time in situ antibiotic sensitivity testing
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant
    Associate Professor Julia Horsfield
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    Discovering novel pathways for gout via functional genetics
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2018 funding round)
    Ms Gayl Humphrey
    The University of Auckland
    EngageBOT: exploring chatbots for supporting patient engagement
    $150,000
    24 months