2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance

This research initiative is supported through the Catalyst Fund: Strategic, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s (MBIE) programme for fostering international support, and aims to support the development of research collaborations between New Zealand researchers and Chinese colleagues.

Through this RFP, the funding partners are seeking to fund high quality biomedical research that will support the development of collaborative research relationships that demonstrate long term health and economic benefits to New Zealand.

A total funding pool of approximately $405,000 (exclusive of GST) is available for allocation. The HRC invites applications for funding of up to $405,000 (fully-costed, exclusive of GST) and duration of up to 3 years. It is anticipated that funding for one project will be available for a June 2021 start date. There may be unavoidable delays to the funding announcement and the start date of the research project. 

Eligibility criteria

For a proposal to be assessed under this Catalyst: Strategic funding round, it must meet the eligibility criteria set out below. Registrations that the HRC determines do not meet these criteria will be declined for funding on eligibility grounds.

  • The registration must be made by a New Zealand-based research organisation or a New Zealand-based legal entity representing a New Zealand-based research organisation.
  • The First Named Investigator must be employed by a New Zealand-based research organisation, or a New Zealand-based legal entity representing a New Zealand-based research organisation.
  • The applicants must have identified suitable research collaborators from a leading China research organisation(s).

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 2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance Application Form. You will also need to complete the 2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance 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 2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance, please email Fiona Kenning, Research Investment Manager, International Partnerships.

Documents

Request for proposals

2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance RFP
12 Oct, 2020 10:57am - 530KB

Guidelines

2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance Application Guidelines
6 Oct, 2020 2:25pm - 413KB

Forms

2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance Application Form
6 Oct, 2020 2:25pm - 819KB

2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance Budget Form
6 Oct, 2020 2:26pm - 42KB

2021 NZ-China Biomedical Research Alliance Collaborators Form
6 Oct, 2020 2:41pm - 10KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
12
October
2020 12pm
Close
9
December
2020 1pm

Full applications
Open
12
October
2020 12pm
Close
16
December
2020 1pm
Rebuttals Open
3
March
2021 8am
Rebuttals Close
17
March
2021 1pm
Results available
21
May
2021