Current Health Research Council grants

The Health Research Council (HRC) manages the New Zealand Government's investment in health research. Funding is available for investigator-driven research, career-development awards, and requests for proposals (which are usually co-funded with another organisation).

ProjectDuration Principal Researcher Contract Value
Kia taiohi te tu2021-2024Dr Joeliee Seed-Pihama$386,985
Aho Tapairu: Developing a mana wahine well-being toolkit2021-2024Dr Ngahuia Murphy$394,035
The determinants of health for Maori mothers and adults with chronic diseases2021-2024Dr Lynne Chepulis (Subcontract) $147,383
Tackling ableism to remove barriers to participation in sport and recreation2021-2024Dr Robert Townsend (Subcontract)$124,901
Extracellular DNA repair: a role in antimicrobial resistance?2021-2023Dr Adele Williamson$150,000
Education and mentoring of primary care to improve diabetes care in the Waikato2021-2023Dr Ryan Paul$174,993
Repurposing anti-viral immunity to combat Neisseria gonorrhoeae2021-2023Dr William Kelton$150,000
Exploring primary care factors that influence diabetes management and care2021-2022Dr Lynne Chepulis$29,500
The growing crisis of diabetes and cancer co-occurrence Prof Ross Lawrenson (Subcontract)$339,198
The decision-making process for women contemplating breast surgery2021-2022Dr Tania Blackmore$90,700
Niuean happiness: A hiapo approach to Niuean mental health and wellbeing2020-2023Dr Jessica Pasisi$359,179

Tangaroa ara rau: Māori water safety programme for whānau – Waikato region

2019-2022Dr  Jordan Waiti 
Cystine biosynthesis and infection: gonorrhoea's weak link?2019-2022Dr Joanna Hicks$249,959
Patterns of recovery from concussion in children and adolescents2019-2022Prof Nicola Starkey$1,197,414
Improving road safety and health: Understanding kava's impact on driver fitness2019-2021Dr Apo Aporosa$278,018
Cultural competence and equity-focused activities in primary care2019-2021Dr Rawiri Keenan$224,727
Lung cancer screening with scent-detection dogs2018-2022Dr Timothy Edwards$233,607
Koia Te reo tipu – a bittersweet quest for new anti-diabetic agents in rongoa rakau2017-2022Dr Jonni Koia$425,562
  Total (excl. GST)$5,132,170