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Research & Travel Grants Up for Applications

Research For Life invites Wellington Medical Researchers to apply for Research & Travel Grants

Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for RFL’s next round of grant applications is Friday, 21 September 2018.

Last year, Research For Life approved 12 research grants and nine travel grants to the value of $173,609 and, in the first funding round of this year awarded nine research grants and four travel grants totalling $132,000 to Wellington medical researchers.

Established in 1960, RFL funds innovative quality research undertaken by researchers in the early stages of their careers who, through their work, will advance the quality of healthcare in the Wellington region and beyond.

Dr Rebecca Grainger, Chair of RFL’s Research Advisory Committee, said: “We’re particularly interested in supporting and encouraging young, talented people engaged in medical and biomedical research. Current grant recipients are undertaking research funded by Research For Life at the University of Otago, Wellington - School of Medicine and Health Science, Victoria University of Wellington, ESR, Capital & Coast District Health Board, Massey University College of Health, and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

“The Foundation has funded work in many areas including research into cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes and obesity, multiple sclerosis, stroke therapy and conditions of particular concern in the Wellington region, such as asthma. This research, supported by the Foundation, is vital to achieving continuing improvements in health outcomes in the community.”

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