2022 Health Delivery Research Activation Grant 2

The Health Delivery Research Activation Grant provides support to establish health delivery research evidence needs or research opportunities, or develop research capacity, before applying for further health delivery funding. These grants are designed to incentivise readying and planning for research where resourcing to get started is not otherwise available.

The research activation activity must be connected to a specific health delivery research idea and be within scope of the 2022 Health Delivery Research Investment Signal. Applicants must also describe the activity and identify the intended outcome of the activation activity as progressing to further health delivery research.


  1. There is a limit of one Research Activation Grant application per First Named Investigator per Research Activation Grant round. See Section 1.6 of the application guidelines document for further details.
  2. The maximum value of this grant is $30,000 for a maximum term of 18 months (i.e., the research activation activity is to be completed within 18 months of the contract start date; however, applicants are encouraged to consider an appropriate term relative to their activation activity, noting this may be less than 18 months).

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

Application process

The application process involves completing and submitting:

  • An initial registration (which involves completing some key information about the application directly via HRC Gateway).
  • The remainder of the application using the 2022 Health Delivery Research Activation Grant Application Form. This form must be downloaded and completed by applicants before being uploaded to HRC Gateway as a PDF file. The complete application (including the information entered directly into HRC Gateway) will be generated by HRC Gateway. Please note: some additional information (the ANZSRC codes and keywords, which are only used for HRC evaluation purposes) will be required to be entered in Gateway prior to submission of the application form.
  • Fundable applications that are not able to be funded due to budget restrictions will automatically proceed to the fundable pool of applications in the subsequent Health Delivery Research Activation Grant round, up to once per application

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 Activation Grant, please email Orin Robb.



2022 Health Delivery Research Activation Grant - Application Guidelines
8 Jul, 2022 12:15pm - 661KB

2022 Health Delivery Research Investment Signal
7 Jun, 2022 11:26am - 747KB

Important dates

2022 8am
2022 1pm

Full applications
2022 8am
2022 1pm
Results available