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Coming soon: New RFP on driving equitable cancer outcomes for New Zealanders

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In February 2021, the Health Research Council, Te Aho o Te Kahu (the Cancer Control Agency) and the Ministry of Health will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund research that will drive equitable cancer outcomes for New Zealanders. Drawing on the priorities of the New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019-2029, the key objectives of the RFP will be to fund high quality cancer research that will: 

  • drive equitable healthcare access and outcomes across the cancer continuum, with a particular focus on groups that experience inequitable cancer outcomes
  • help achieve health equity for Māori, including supporting Māori researchers, organisations, and community groups (including iwi, hapū, and kaumātua) to identify research priorities and to lead research
  • contribute to mātauranga Māori in cancer control
  • drive evidence-based improvements to high quality, consistent, and culturally safe cancer care for “every person, every time”
  • help reduce the incidence and impact of cancer. 

The RFP will invite research proposals that respond to one or more of these four equity-centred cancer research priorities: 

  • lung cancer screening
  • lung cancer research of any discipline
  • patient experience across the cancer journey for Māori and Pacific
  • innovative approaches to delivering cancer care.

A total funding pool of $6.2 million (exclusive of GST) is available to fund research across all four research priorities. The funding partners expect to fund a portfolio of research project grants at a range of values within this funding pool.

All the details, including the RFP and application forms and guidelines, will be made available on HRC Gateway when the funding call is released in 2021.

For more information about this upcoming RFP contact:
Lea Narciso
HRC research investment manager, Research Partnerships