2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Request for Proposals

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. 

Eligibility criteria 

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'. 

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 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.


Documents

Request for proposals

2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Request for Proposals
8 Oct, 2020 11:41am - 323KB

Guidelines

2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Application Guidelines
8 Oct, 2020 10:56am - 409KB

Forms

2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Application Form
8 Oct, 2020 10:56am - 817KB

2020 Safe Use of Paracetamol for Children Budget Form
8 Oct, 2020 10:57am - 42KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
12
October
2020 8am
Close
25
November
2020 1pm

Full applications
Open
12
October
2020 8am
Close
2
December
2020 1pm
Rebuttals Open
3
March
2021 8am
Rebuttals Close
12
March
2021 6pm
Results available
30
April
2021