Pacific Emerging Researcher First Grants, New Zealand, 2017

Publish Date: Jun 20, 2017

Deadline: Jul 05, 2017

The Purpose

The primary role of Pacific health research is to generate knowledge and understanding of Pacific peoples that will improve their health outcomes. 

Pacific health research requires the active involvement of Pacific peoples (as researchers, advisors and stakeholders), and not just as subjects of research.  Pacific health research helps to build the capacity and capability of Pacific peoples in research, and contributes to the Pacific knowledge base.

Pacific health research design, methods and approaches aim to be responsive to changing Pacific contexts, underpinned by Pacific cultural values and beliefs, and conducted in accordance with Pacific ethical standards, values and aspirations.

About the Grants

These grants support emerging Pacific researchers who are seeking to establish independent careers in health research and who have not previously held a competitive research grant for research expenses of $100,000 or more from any source (including institutional or internal funding). Each award is limited to a maximum of $250,000 over a maximum of three years. Research proposals should represent an independent research stream, with the applicant able to undertake overall responsibility for the work to be completed. Contracts only provide research expenses so awardees require salary support from elsewhere.

Research Investment Stream information

The HRC’s investment framework includes Research Investment Streams. Applicants must specify which investment stream their application responds to. We are unable to advise applicants on which stream they should select for their proposal. Applicants should review the HRC Research Investment Streams general guidelines and the Research Investment Streams 2017/2018 document to guide application decisions (please note: the Rangahau Hauora Māori stream does not apply for this grant):

  • 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.

All the Research Investment Streams are described in the HRC's Research Investment Streams 2017/2018 document (which is provided in the link below).


1 June 2017 - 8:00am

5 July 2017 - 1:00pm

7 July 2017 - 5:00pm


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