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All the latest news and media releases from the Health Research Council.
  • COVID-19 research funding opportunities available now

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    Applications are now open for two funding opportunities focused on responding to the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat, and strengthening New Zealand’s research capacity and response to emerging infectious disease threats.
  • New research aims to reduce NZ’s high rate of work-related illness

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    WorkSafe New Zealand and the Health Research Council (HRC) have announced new joint funding for two research projects that will explore how to reduce work-related ill health in small and medium-sized organisations in New Zealand.
  • Government agencies launch rapid research response to COVID-19 threat

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    The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Health have announced a rapid research response to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat.
  • New study to help those directly affected by Mosque attacks

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    A new study is about to get underway to help understand the psychological and physical effects of the March 15 Mosque attacks in Christchurch last year and to link those directly affected with additional support, if needed.
  • New paper shows support for lottery funding allocation

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    We are the first major government funding agency to use a lottery to allocate research funding (for our Explorer Grant scheme). A newly published paper reports on a survey of applicants to see how they view this different approach.
  • New funding for mid-career researchers now open

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    The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has launched a brand new funding opportunity for mid-career researchers – the 2020 Consolidator Grant.
  • 2020 e-ASIA Joint Research Program opens

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    The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (JRP) and the HRC are now seeking applications for funding through the e-ASIA JRP.

  • Applications now open for 2020 Enhancing NZ's Clinical Trials RFP

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    The Health Research Council and the Ministry of Health have formed an exciting new funding initiative to facilitate the development of a sustainable, nationally coordinated and equitable clinical trials enterprise in New Zealand.