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How do I request a Lottery Health Research grant as an organisation?

Grant requests must be made by organisations rather than by individuals.

You will not be able to submit a grant request unless your request is linked to an organisation profile that has already been set up in our online system.

For requests from tertiary institutions, contact the research office and have your name added to your tertiary institution’s organisation profile to make any type of Lottery Health Research grant request.

For requests from community organisations or agencies, have your name added to your organisation’s profile to make any type of Lottery Health Research grant request. If your organisation does not have a profile in our online system, you will need to set one up before you can request a grant.

What does Lottery Health Research give priority to?

The Lottery Health Research Committee gives priority to requests that:

  • show how the research will translate into better health outcomes for New Zealand populations, including Māori and Pasifika
  • show why the health issue is significant for New Zealand
  • addresses a unique gap in health research knowledge in New Zealand
  • includes researchers who will contribute to the New Zealand health sector over time.

For those requesting grants for post-doctoral fellowships and PhD scholarships priority is given to:

  • researchers who are early in their career or entering and/or returning to the New Zealand work force
  • host organisations that how they will provide quality support, management and supervision.

For shared equipment and translational research project requests, priority is given to:

  • collaboration, particularly with significant pieces of research equipment, which should be shared between a number or research centres/institutions)
  • projects that have received support from other funders.