Lottery Health Research grants may support:
- translational research projects
- shared research equipment
- post-doctoral fellowships
- PhD Scholarships.
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
- 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.
Ngā kaupapa kāore e tautokona ā-pūtea / What we don't fund
In addition to what may not be funded by any Lottery Committee, Lottery Health Research does not fund:
- operational costs and overheads
- computers or tablets, unless required to run health research equipment
- publication fees
- research or equipment leading to commercial benefits
- project leaders, scholars or fellows who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
- unnamed research staff
- conference attendances
- requests from overseas institutions or organisations, or for research to be carried out overseas
- development of educational materials, unless they have a research component
- routine laboratory equipment and equipment ordered before a grant request is made
- research where the findings will not be made freely available
- relocation expenses
- the purchase of land or buildings
- shared equipment service contracts.