2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant

The Health Delivery Research Project Grant provides support for health delivery research of varying values and durations.

The research must be connected to health delivery at a policy, practice or systems level. At a minimum, this requires having Named Investigators based in health care delivery settings with involvement to shape the research need, undertake the research, and identify translational potential.

To be considered within scope for funding in this round, the proposed research must:

  • have the potential to directly inform changes to health delivery policy, practice or systems, AND 
  • demonstrate a clear connection to a health care need.

Full description of the scope is set out in 2021 Health Delivery Research Investment Signal.

Value

  • The HRC expects to fund a range of grant values and durations up to a maximum term of 5 years and a maximum value of $1.4 million. 
  • Funding requests will be pro rata by months – the maximum amount available per full year is $466,666. 
  • The HRC encourages applicants to consider the most suitable budget and timeframe for their research. 
  • Requested budgets need to be justified and reflect the activities being proposed.

Eligibility criteria

  1. There is a limit of one Project Grant application per First Named Investigator in the 2021 Health Delivery Research Investment Round. 
  2. The maximum value of the Health Delivery Research Project Grant is $1.4 million over five years (noting that the HRC expects to fund a range of grant values and durations within this maximum threshold). 
  3. The research must be within scope of the 2021 Health Delivery Research Investment Signal, i.e. it must directly connect to health delivery at a policy, practice or systems level, and the research need must be clearly substantiated. 
  4. The research team must work in collaboration with key individuals in health care delivery settings. At a minimum, this requires having Named Investigators based in health delivery settings with involvement to shape the research need, undertake the research, and identify translational potential*.

*Named investigators are only required to be entered in HRC Gateway as part of the full application. At the EOI stage, applicants should demonstrate in the application that the research is informed/supported by individuals and/or groups in these settings. Please see the 2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant - Application Guidelines for further information).

Note: Host organisations are responsible for ensuring that Aotearoa New Zealand is the principal domicile and principal place of employment for the First Named Investigator. By submitting an application, the host is satisfied that this criterion has been met.

Application process

The application process involves completing and submitting:

  • An initial registration must be completed prior to submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) application, which requires key information about the application to be provided directly via HRC Gateway. Please note that the application process for this grant differs from other HRC rounds that include an EOI stage – for example, the inclusion of named investigators in HRC Gateway is not part of registration or EOI application stages. See the 2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant – Application Guidelines for further detail on the application and assessment processes.
  • At the EOI stage, the application process involves completing and submitting the 2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant Expression Of Interest Application Form. 
  • If invited to Full stage, the application process involves completing and submitting the 2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant Full Application Form and the 2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant Budget Form.

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 Health Delivery Research Project Grant, please email Luke Garland, Research Investment Manager, or phone Luke on 09 303 5214.

Documents

Guidelines

2021 Health Delivery Research Investment Signal
4 Feb, 2021 12:27pm - 749KB

2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant - Application Guidelines
5 Mar, 2021 3:42pm - 812KB

Forms

2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant - Expression of Interest Application Form
9 Feb, 2021 6:41am - 747KB

Important dates

Registrations
Open
9
February
2021 8am
Close
9
March
2021 1pm

Expressions of interest
Open
9
February
2021 8am
Close
1
April
2021 1pm
Results available
1
June
2021

Full applications
Open
1
June
2021 8am
Close
22
July
2021 1pm
Rebuttals Open
1
October
2021 8am
Rebuttals Close
11
October
2021 1pm
Results available
6
December
2021