The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), Medsafe (a business unit of the Ministry of Health), and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have formed this funding initiative to invest in health research that will provide evidence of effective strategies that support parents, caregivers and whānau to safely administer paracetamol to children in their care.
Through this RFP, the funding partners seek to fund high quality research that will investigate caregivers’ needs when it comes to the safe use of paracetamol for children in Aotearoa New Zealand, and co-design with key stakeholders and consumers effective strategies tailored to caregivers’ needs.
There is a total funding pool of $400,000 (exclusive of GST). The funding partners expect to fund one exemplary proposal within this funding pool with a duration of up to 24 months. Funding will be available for research starting from May 2021.
If you are the first-named investigator (i.e. lead researcher) on an 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 named investigators on a HRC contract. 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'.
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 2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Application Form. You will also need to complete the 2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Budget Form. Full applications are submitted via HRC Gateway.
Got a question?
If you have read through the documents below and the ‘How to apply for HRC funding’ section under ‘Helpful links’ and still have a question about the 2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children RFP, please email Scott Aitken, Research Investment Manager.
Request for proposals
2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Request for Proposals
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2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Application Guidelines
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