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Funding for feasibility studies brings proposed research projects a step closer

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The Health Research Council has awarded more than $1.74 million in this year’s Feasibility Studies round.

Feasibility Study grants of up to $250,000 are awarded for research in the fields of population health, clinical, Māori and Pacific health. They are intended for situations where there is already strong evidence to justify a full study, but where critical practical information is needed first to make the potential full study feasible. 

Below is the full list of grant recipients. To read lay summaries of their proposed research, click here to go to the HRC Research Repository and filter by proposal type ‘Feasibility Study’ and year ‘2021’.

Associate Professor Anitra Carr, University of Otago, Christchurch
Can we attenuate inflammation in metabolic syndrome? A feasibility study
24 months, $249,999.59

Dr Cathy Chapple, University of Otago
Anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy for people with knee osteoarthritis
24 months, $243,976.34

Dr Joanne Choi, University of Otago
Novel white crowns for drill-free treatment of dental caries in NZ children
24 months, $249,277.96

Professor Marie Crowe, University of Otago, Christchurch
Community-based Intensive Activation Therapy for major depression
24 months, $249,126.01

Dr Helen Harcombe, University of Otago
Preventing subsequent injuries: A feasibility study
24 months, $249,995.79

Dr Stephen Inns, University of Otago, Wellington
Combined colorectal cancer and H.pylori screening for 50-60 y/o Māori in NZ
24 months, $249,061.35

Dr Ramakrishnan Mani, University of Otago
Self-regulation training for people with knee osteoarthritis.
24 months, $248,817.10