The first-named investigator (i.e. lead researcher) on a Pacific Health Project application must be of indigenous Pacific descent, as well as 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 Pacific Health Project. 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'.
Project funding has a two-stage application process. The first stage is registration, followed by the expression of interest (EOI) stage. Applicants submit an EOI which is then reviewed by an HRC assessing committee. Top-ranked applicants will be invited to submit a full application for the second stage of the process. The proposed research in the EOI must be substantially the same as that in the full application.
Choosing a research investment stream
If you are applying for a Pacific Health Project, you'll need to specify which one of the following research investment streams your application applies to. We cannot advise you on which research investment stream to choose. We highly recommend that you review the HRC's research investment streams document under 'Helpful links' to guide your decision.
The research investment streams for the Pacific Health Projects are:
- 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
Got a question?
If you have a question about this funding, please email our Manager of Pacific Research Investment, Ms Tolotea Lanumata, or phone Tolotea on 09 303 5224.
2022 Pacific Health Project Expression of Interest Application Guidelines
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2022 Pacific Health Project Expression of Interest Form
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