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Research For Life Invites Wellington-based Medical Researchers To Apply For Research And Travel Grants

Research For Life invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants.

The closing date for applications for our next grant round is Thursday, 5 August 2021.

Research grants enable recipients to undertake innovative medical research, and travel grants assist local researchers in meeting the cost of presenting their research findings at local or international conferences.

In the last financial year, Research For Life approved 11 research grants making up to $136,055 available to local medical researchers to undertake innovative research. That year, we did not make any new travel grants because of the uncertainty around overseas travel due to COVID-19. In the financial year ending 30 June 2019, we approved 14 research grants and 20 travel grants making up to $189,511 available to researchers.

Associate Professor Rebecca Grainger, Chair of Research For Life’s Research Advisory Committee, said: “We’re particularly interested in supporting and encouraging young, talented people engaged in health and biomedical research.”

Established in 1960, Research For Life focuses on funding 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.

Medical researchers from 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 have, in the recent past, received grants from Research For Life.

“Research For Life has funded 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 Research For Life, is vital to achieving continuing improvements in health outcomes in the community,” Rebecca Grainger said.

About Research For Life

Research For Life is the public face of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation.

Our Mission

Supporting innovative quality research with a focus on funding those 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 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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