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Research Grants

2024 Health New Zealand – Waitematā Contestable Research Grants

These grants are intended to support research within Health New Zealand |Te Whatu Ora Waitematā District.  The research must be equity focussed and have relevance to the Health New Zealand – Waitematā community.  The principal investigators for these funds must be an employee of Health New Zealand - Waitematā or be collaborating with a Waitematā team or service.

There are 4 awards in the 2024 round. Each value is the maximum for that award: 

  • $100,000
  • $50,000
  • $30,000
  • $20,000

The second round of the 2024 grants will open on July 8th. The updated grant documents are below. Do not use the forms from the first round. 

The closing date for completed grant applications is 12pm, Thursday 15 August.

2024 Research Grants for Integration of Rongoā Māori Practice, TCM and Western Medicine

Asian/Ethnic Health and International Collaboration (SI&I) are pleased to invite grant applications into research that investigates the diversity of Rongoā Māori and its collaboration with Western Medicine.  

The proposed research will assist in understanding the diversity of Rongoā Māori and explore its possible applications in Western medical settings, which may lead to trialling the application of Rongoā Māori in medical practice in future funding rounds.

The value of the grant is $15,000.  Principal investigators need to be an employee of Health NZ Northern Region, and the research have relevance to Waitematā District.

The second 2024 grant round opens for applications on Monday, June 24th.

Completed applications will need to be submitted by 1pm on Monday July 29th, 2024. 

The guidelines are available here.

The application form is available here.

The 2023 Seeding Grants of Integration of Rongoā Māori Practice, TCM and Western Medicine were awarded to these research projects:

“Scoping research for Rongoā Māori implementation at the Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services (ARFPS): A Kaupapa Māori research approach.”  

Principal investigators: Ruiha Trudie Field, Professor Dr Brian McKenna
Other investigators: Chummie Thomson, Nick Wiki, Barry Pene-Gestro 

“An exploratory study to compare and contrast the Rongoā Māori Massage and traditional Chinese medicine Tuina.” 

Principal investigators: Dame R. Naida Glavish, Dr Li Feng (New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine)
Other investigators: Dr Linda Zhang & Dr Zi Yang (both NZ College of Chinese Medicine)