2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) have established the Māori Mental Health Research Emerging Leader Fellowship to support high-quality research and Māori health research capacity in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The Fellowship is intended to focus on the development of Māori mental health research knowledge, with a specific emphasis on equity and Māori health research processes that supports improving Māori mental health and the social care delivery system.

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the HRC and MSD (‘the funding partners’) are seeking to support an outstanding early/mid-career researcher whose proven track record demonstrates that they are an emerging leader in the field of Māori mental health and who propose to conduct research that will address the following two components:

  • Evidence of effective early intervention practice, that MSD and/or others in the social sector can implement, to respond to people who develop health conditions or disability while in work, with a goal of preventing a loss of connection to the labour market and to promote overall wellbeing; and
  • An implementation framework that MSD and/or others can use to trial and evaluate new approaches that assist people to remain connected to work when managing health conditions or disability.

Funding of up to $300,000 (exclusive of GST) for salary, salary associated costs and research expenses is offered. The duration of the Fellowship is up to two years.

It is anticipated that the Fellowship will begin as soon as practicable, with funding available for an immediate start following notification of outcomes in December 2019.

The proposed research must be within the scope of this initiative as specified in this RFP and must realistically be able to be completed within two years.

Eligibility criteria

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 co-investigators on an HRC partnership contract, however, they can't receive funding support for their institutional costs.

For more information about our contract requirements, please read the HRC rules document under 'Helpful links'.

Application process

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 2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP application form. You will also need to complete a 2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP budget form. Full applications are submitted via HRC Gateway and two hard copies sent to the HRC.


Documents

Request for proposals

2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP
21 Jun, 2019 1:12pm - 490KB

Guidelines

2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP Application Guidelines
19 Jun, 2019 1:22pm - 478KB

2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP Peer Review Guidelines
19 Jun, 2019 1:24pm - 356KB

Forms

2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP Application Form
19 Jun, 2019 1:21pm - 470KB

2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP Budget Form
19 Jun, 2019 1:22pm - 31KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
25
June
2019 8am
Close
23
July
2019 1pm

Full applications
Open
25
June
2019 8am
Close
20
August
2019 1pm
Hard copy @ HRC
22
August
2019 5pm
Rebuttals Open
15
October
2019 8am
Rebuttals Close
22
October
2019 1pm
Results available
16
December
2019