Requests for proposals

Requests for proposals (RFPs) usually focus on key priority areas and are often intended to support targeted, outcome-focused research. The majority of RFPs are issued through our Partnership programme.

Current funding

2018 MSD-HRC research partnership
The HRC and Ministry of Social Development (MSD) are seeking to fund high-quality research which facilitates enhanced employment outcomes for clients with a health condition or disability. The funding partners invite applications for funding of up to $475,000 and a duration of up to two years. A total of $1.43 million is available for allocation across different proposals.

2018 e-Asia joint research programme
The e-Asia joint research programme initiates and supports multilateral joint research programmes in the East Asian region. It aims to develop a vibrant and collaborative research community in science and technology; promote innovation in the East Asian region; and contribute to the region’s economic development. $450,000 over three years is available.

2018 Primary Care models of care evaluation research
The HRC and the Ministry of Health are seeking to fund evaluation research that will provide an evidence-base to inform decisions about the future of general practice models of care provided by PHOs. A total funding pool of approximately $1.33 million for up to two years is available. 

2017 HRC-GACD mental health call
The HRC’s first initiative with the GACD is to partner with the Ministry of Health to provide up to $2 million in funding to research better strategies to support Māori and Pacific youth with mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorders.

2018 Breast cancer research in New Zealand partnership
The HRC, Breast Cancer Cure and Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand established the Breast cancer research in New Zealand initiative to fund innovative research into breast cancer in New Zealand. Up to $250,000 is available over two years.

2018 Breast cancer register partnership
The HRC and Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ) formed a joint research initiative to fund research that leverages the BCFNZ’s investment in New Zealand’s breast cancer registers. Up to $200,000 is available over two years per proposal.

2018 PHARMAC and HRC research partnership
We have joined together with PHARMAC to form a joint research initiative that supports innovative research and advances the strategic objectives of both organisations. This is the second request for proposals. Funding of up to $427,500 is available.