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 (2017 funding round)
    Dr Azam Ali
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    'No drill, no fill' - a novel substitute to regrow teeth
    $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
  • 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 (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 (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 (2017 funding round)
    Dr Geoffrey Kira
    Massey University, Palmerston North
    Transforming nutrition and food security in New Zealand enabling communities
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Dr Bronwyn Kivell
    Victoria University of Wellington
    Preclinical development of non-addictive pain medications
    $150,000
    24 months
  • 2013 Funding Round
    Associate Professor Geoffrey Krissansen
    The University of Auckland
    Novel protein replacement therapy to combat incurable genetic disorders
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Dr Jennifer Kruger
    University of Auckland
    Transforming women's pelvic floor health
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Dr Phoebe Macrae
    University of Canterbury
    Can we rehabilitate a reflex? A treatment protocol for the cough reflex
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Mr Bruno Marques
    Victoria University of Wellington
    Designing diagnostic and rehabilitation landscapes for the disabled
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2016 funding round)
    Ms Samantha Marsh
    The University of Auckland
    Using principles of the 'slow movement' to prevent obesity from birth
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant (2017 funding round)
    Associate Professor Alexander McLellan
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    A proton switch for T cell migration and activation
    $150,000
    24 months
  • Explorer Grant
    Dr Justin O'Sullivan
    The University of Auckland
    Squeezing through cracks reprograms cells
    $150,000
    24 months