2019 Breast Cancer Research In New Zealand Partnership

The HRC, Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) and Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ) previously formed a partnership in 2013 to fund innovative research into breast cancer in New Zealand.

Through this request for proposals, the HRC, BCC and BCFNZ are seeking high quality research in breast cancer to improve and ultimately ensure survival from the disease.

There are two separate funding opportunities available to apply for.

Project: The funding available per proposal is up to a maximum of $250,000 over 2 years (fully costed, exclusive of GST). 

Fellowship: The funding available per proposal is up to a maximum of $250,000 (exclusive of GST) for salary, salary associated costs and research expenses. A maximum of $30,000 (exclusive of GST) per year of research expenses may be included. The duration of each fellowship is up to 2 years.

We anticipate that projects and fellowships will begin as soon as practicable, with funding available for an immediate start (from October 2019). Research proposals should realistically be able to be completed within a 24-month timeframe.

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.

Additional requirements for fellowships 

Applicants must hold a PhD, MBChB or an equivalent degree. Applicants must have been awarded a PhD, MBChB or an equivalent degree prior to the application date. Applicants must have held a PhD, MBChB or an equivalent degree for no more than eight years on the application date. Exceptions for time spent outside the research environment will be considered (e.g. time taken for maternity or paternity leave, or illness). The applicant’s track record is assessed relative to opportunity.

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 Breast cancer research in New Zealand application form and 2019 Breast cancer research in New Zealand budget. Full applications are submitted via HRC Gateway and a hardcopy 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 Breast cancer research in New Zealand partnership, please email Isabella Cheung, Research Investment Manager, or phone Isabella on 09 280 3860.


Documents

Request for proposals

2019 Breast cancer research in New Zealand RFP
25 Jan, 2019 8:48am - 396KB

Guidelines

2019 Breast cancer research in New Zealand fellowship application guidelines
25 Jan, 2019 2:33pm - 474KB

2019 Breast cancer research in New Zealand project application guidelines
25 Jan, 2019 2:34pm - 519KB

2019 Breast cancer research in New Zealand peer review guidelines
25 Jan, 2019 8:40am - 363KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
30
January
2019 8am
Close
27
February
2019 1pm

Full applications
Open
30
January
2019 8am
Close
13
March
2019 1pm
Hard copy @ HRC
15
March
2019 5pm
Rebuttals Open
22
May
2019 8am
Rebuttals Close
29
May
2019 1pm
Results available
30
September
2019