Collaborative research is encouraged, and programmes should have a strategic, long-term vision that will contribute to significant improvement in health outcomes. The HRC will offer programme contracts worth up to $5 million over five years.
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The Programmes forms and guidelines for the 2014 funding round will now be available at the end of May 2013. Please contact the HRC's Investment Processes team for more information.
Programmes normally require three or more established researchers who are responsible for the scientific direction and quality of the research. They should have an outstanding track record of achievement in health research, a successful funding history of peer-reviewed contracts, and the intention to provide support for emerging researchers. Applicants would be expected to have had at least two substantial research contracts within the last six years. Salaries of researchers need not be funded by the Council, but each researcher is expected to devote a substantial portion of time to the research programme.
Research Investment Stream Information
The HRC’s investment framework includes four Research Investment Streams, each described in an Investment Signal. Programme proposals must specify a primary Research Investment Stream (any except New Zealand Health Delivery). However, proposals may demonstrate contribution to goals for more than one Research Investment Stream. The HRC is unable to advise applicants on which stream they should select for their proposal. Applicants should review the Investment Signals General Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions document, and the Research Investment Stream signals below to guide application decisions:
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- Health and Wellbeing in New Zealand - Keeping populations healthy and independent throughout life
- Improving Outcomes for Acute and Chronic Conditions in New Zealand - Improving outcomes for people with illness or injury
- New Zealand Health Delivery - Improving health and disability service delivery outcomes over the short-to-medium term
- Rangahau Hauora Māori - Supporting Māori health research that upholds rangatiratanga and utilises and advances Māori knowledge, resources, and people