The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) have formed a funding initiative to invest in an independent research project centred on Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 (Whakamaua), that will directly inform implementation, progress and direction of Whakamaua throughout its duration, and support pae ora for Māori.
A funding pool of $1.5 million (exclusive of GST) is available to fund an independent Māori-led research team to deliver the objectives set out in the RFP, throughout the five-year duration of Whakamaua. The contracted project will need to begin as soon as practicable, with funding available for an immediate start (from May 2022).
If you're the first-named investigator (i.e. lead researcher) on a partnership application, you must be based in New Zealand and employed with a New Zealand host organisation. Collaborating researchers from outside New Zealand can, at the HRC’s discretion, be included as named investigators on a HRC contract. However, the HRC will not contribute to the overhead of the overseas investigator, and the total proportion of contract budget allocated to overseas investigators must not exceed 20 percent.
For more information about our contract requirements, please read the HRC Rules document under 'Helpful links'.
If you’re applying for funding through this partnership, you’ll need to submit a registration via HRC Gateway. You’ll then need to complete a full application using the 2022 Whakamaua and achieving pae ora for Māori Application Form. You will also need to complete the 2022 Whakamaua and achieving pae ora for Māori Budget Form. Full applications are submitted via HRC Gateway.
Got a question?
If you’ve read through the documents below and the ‘How to apply for HRC funding’ section under ‘Helpful links’ and still have a question about the 2022 Whakamaua and achieving pae ora for Māori Request for Proposals, please contact Le-Shan Pomana-Wesley, Manager, Māori Health Research Investment, at the HRC.
Request for proposals
2022 Whakamaua and Achieving Pae Ora for Māori Request for Proposals
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2022 Whakamaua and Achieving Pae Ora for Māori Application Guidelines
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2022 Whakamaua and Achieving Pae Ora for Māori Application Form
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2022 Whakamaua and Achieving Pae Ora for Māori Budget Form
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