Provides grants to organisations for health research projects, scholarships, fellowships and research equipment that will help improve the health of New Zealanders.
Lottery Health Research grants may support:
translational research projects
shared research equipment
There are two online request forms available, one for translational research projects or shared research equipment requests and one for post-doctoral fellowship or PhD scholarship requests. All requests must be supported by a budget or quotes and all relevant approvals.
Ngā kaupapa matua / Priorities
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, and other minority groups
show why the health issue is significant for New Zealand
addresses a unique gap in health research knowledge in New Zealand
demonstrate partnerships between researchers and community organisations 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.
What are the important dates for Lottery Health Research?
For the important funding dates for the Lottery Health Research Fund, follow the link below to the funding calendar:
If you have been successful in your grant request the grant will be paid into the bank account matching the details provided at the time of your request. Our goal is to have this payment to you within a fortnight of your grant being approved by the committee.
In using your grant we would ask that you
Remember your grant was made for the community purpose outlined in your request. If things have changed then check in on what you need to do here.
Remember that we will ask you to report or share your story about how the grant helped you to make a difference in your community, hapu or iwi
We also ask that if you have funds remaining or not able to be used for the purpose you requested these need to be returned so we can make a difference across as many community , hapu and iwi as possible
Thank you for your work to build strong and resilient communities across Aotearoa.