2019 WorkSafe-HRC Research RFP


The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) have formed a funding initiative to support high-quality research and advance the strategic objectives of both organisations.

The funding partners are seeking to fund research in the following areas:

  • A literature review (such as a systematic review or meta-analysis) that will identify effective interventions for reducing work-related psychosocial risk for the most prevalent psychosocial health problems (stress, anxiety and depression).
  • A project that will implement and evaluate innovative interventions for reducing work-related psychosocial risk for the most prevalent psychosocial health problems in a number of small and medium-sized enterprises.

A total funding pool of $1.6 million (exclusive of GST) is available for allocation. The maximum value of a literature review is $400,000 (fully costed, exclusive of GST) over a maximum duration of two years. The maximum value of a project is $1,200,000 (fully costed, exclusive of GST) over a maximum duration of three years.

It is anticipated that the contracted projects will begin as soon as practicable, with funding available for an immediate start following notification of outcomes in August 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 the prescribed maximum timeframes (two years for a literature review and three years for a project).

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

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 2019 Worksafe-HRC Research RFP, please email Scott Aitken, Research Investment Manager, or phone Scott on 09 282 4135.


Documents

Request for proposals

2019 WorkSafe-HRC Research RFP
12 Feb, 2019 2:45pm - 400KB

Guidelines

2019 WorkSafe-HRC Research RFP application guidelines
12 Feb, 2019 2:44pm - 524KB

2019 Worksafe-HRC Research RFP peer review guidelines
12 Feb, 2019 8:20am - 345KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
14
February
2019 8am
Close
12
March
2019 1pm

Full applications
Open
14
February
2019 8am
Close
9
April
2019 1pm
Hard copy @ HRC
11
April
2019 5pm
Results available
30
August
2019