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.
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'.
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.
Request for proposals
2019 MSD-HRC Māori Mental Health Research RFP
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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