2022 Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Advancement Grants

The Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Fund provides support for Māori communities to develop health research capability and knowledge. The fund provides opportunities for iwi, hapū, other Māori community groups or organisations, Māori researchers or research teams to undertake research or training and development activities that address community-identified health and wellbeing needs.

Ngā Kanohi Kitea funding is focused on individuals or groups who have not previously received significant research funding but are wanting to build capacity and capability to undertake health research. However, the team involved in the research or training and development activities should include the appropriate expertise needed to complete the planned activities.

The following grants are available through this fund:

Ngā Kanohi Kitea Training Grant

The Training Grant provides funding support for individuals or groups seeking to gain or develop skills, connections, or networks within a desired health research field. These grants are intended to provide opportunities for ongoing career development support, foster workforce development, and strengthen career support for community researchers.

For activities that take up to 12 months, maximum funding of $150,000 is available.

For activities that take between 1 to 2 years, maximum funding of $250,000 is available.

Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grant

The Development Grant provides funding for individuals, researchers, community groups, or organisations to help prepare for undertaking a health research project or activity. These grants are intended to provide opportunities for gathering information, developing connections and networks, or recruiting specialist expertise to support preparation for a larger research project or activity.

Maximum funding of $100,000 is available over a term of up to 12 months.

Ngā Kanohi Kitea Project Grant

The Project Grant provides funding for community-led health research projects. These grants are intended to provide flexible funding to support community-led research initiatives that address community-identified health and wellbeing needs.

This funding can support collaboration or partnership with established and experienced research teams, or research organisations and larger institutions, provided the collaboration or partnership has been identified as a community priority and will support capability building and advancement of health and wellbeing within the community.

Maximum funding of $300,000 is available over a term of up to 18 months.

The value of the funding being sought is expected to be relative to the complexity and length of the research project. Further information on funding value and term considerations is available in the Ngā Kanohi Kitea Grant Application Guidelines.

Ngā Kanohi Kitea Knowledge Mobilisation Grant

The Knowledge Mobilisation Grant provides funding for iwi, hapū, other Māori community groups or organisations, Māori researchers or research teams who already have knowledge, evidence, or outcomes from research activities. These grants are intended to provide funding to support further translation, dissemination, or uptake of research findings to support sharing of mātauranga for increased uptake and impact by and for Māori communities, and applies to a wide range of knowledge mobilisation activities.

Maximum funding of $100,000 is available over a term of up to 12 months.

Eligibility criteria

Applications must be hosted and led by an iwi, hapū, or other Māori community group or organisation. The first named investigator must be Māori, and it is expected that the team include strong Māori leadership and representation. Applications may involve partnership between an iwi, hapū, or community group and a larger research entity (e.g., university), but the research must be clearly driven by the needs and focus of the Māori community or community organisation.

You may apply for multiple grants in one funding round, including different grant types relating to a specific community-identified health and wellbeing priority (provided that each grant is for a distinct activity).

You may apply for consecutive grants across multiple funding rounds for training and research activities relating to a specific community-identified health and wellbeing priority (provided that each grant builds on the outcomes of previous training and research activities and does not repeat activities that were funded in previous successful grants).

Host organisations must be legally established entities based in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Host organisations are responsible for ensuring that Aotearoa New Zealand is the principal domicile and principal place of employment for the First Named Investigator. By submitting an application, the host is satisfied that this criterion has been met.

Application process

To help determine which grant is best suited to the research activities you wish to undertake, you should review the Ngā Kanohi Kitea Grant Application Guidelines and Ngā Kanohi Kitea Grant Selection Flow Chart.

Once you have determined which grant you would like to apply for, you can begin your application submission by clicking “Apply now”, on this page. You will then need to select which grant type you are applying for using the dropdown selection. After you have selected the grant you wish to apply for, you’ll need to submit a full application, filling in the relevant sections via HRC Gateway and uploading a completed application form using the template provided below.

Please note, you can only apply once the funding round has opened.

If you would like to apply for more than one grant in the same funding round, you will need to submit a new application via the HRC Gateway, and upload a separate application form for each grant.

Got a question?

If you have a question about these grants, please email our Manager of Māori Health Research, Le-Shan Pomana-Wesley, or phone Le-Shan on 09 303 5205.

Documents

Guidelines

2022 Ngā Kanohi Kitea Application Guidelines
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2022 Nga Kanohi Kitea Grant Selection Flow Chart
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Forms

2022 Ngā Kanohi Kitea Application Form
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