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Wellington Medical Researchers Invited to Apply for Grants

Wellington Medical Researchers Invited 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 the next round of RFL grant applications is Wednesday, 14 September 2016.

Last year, the Foundation made 19 research grants and 11 travel grants worth $202,000 in total.

Established in 1960, RFL was until recently known as the Wellington Medical Research Foundation. 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.

Foundation president Prof. John Nacey 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 the Foundation at the Wellington School of Medicine, Victoria University of Wellington 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 RFL is vital to achieving continuing improvements in health outcomes in the community.”

This year, RFL is embarking on a programme to broaden its support base in order to enable the organisation to help deserving young researchers and, to this end, will shortly launch its first ever Annual Appeal.

“While we continue to provide a great deal of support to our researchers, we’re looking forward to fostering an increasing level of support over the next few years with the aim of enhancing our ability to work in partnership with the research community and increase the number of grants we make to local researchers,” John Nacey said.

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About Research For Life

Research For Life 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.

Role of the Foundation

Research for Life (Wellington Medical Research Foundation) is dedicated to supporting and encouraging young, talented people to engage in medical and biomedical research.

The Foundation considers appropriate applications from all individuals and research groups in the Wellington region. We currently lend our support, in particular, to the School of Medicine, Wellington Hospital, Victoria University of Wellington and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

The need for medical research

Major discoveries in medicine have been made and continue to be made through fundamental and applied research. By funding such research, we aim to be at the forefront of medical knowledge and technical ability.

Achievements of the Foundation

The Foundation has funded work in many areas, including research into the basic understanding of cancer, kidney disease and conditions of particular concern in the Wellington region, such as asthma.

The Wellington Medical Research Foundation is a registered charity, registration number: CC10659


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