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Research Grants

2024 Health New Zealand – Waitematā Contestable Research Grants

These grants are intended to support research within Health New Zealand |Te Whatu Ora Waitematā District.  The research must be equity focussed and have relevance to the Health New Zealand – Waitematā community.  The principal investigators for these funds must be an employee of Health New Zealand - Waitematā or be collaborating with a Waitematā team or service.

There are 4 awards in the 2024 round. Each value is the maximum for that award: 

  • $100,000
  • $50,000
  • $30,000
  • $20,000

The 2024 grant round is now open for applications. Links to the grant documents are below: 

The closing date for completed grant applications is 12pm on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Seeding Grants of Integration of Rongoā Māori Practice, TCM and Western Medicine

These research grants welcome applications that investigate the diversity of Rongoā Māori and its collaboration with Western Medicine, and applications that explore how Rongoā Māori compares and contrasts with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  

More information will be published soon about the availability of these grants in 2024.

Queries can be sent to:

The 2023 Seeding Grants of Integration of Rongoā Māori Practice, TCM and Western Medicine were awarded to these research projects:

“Scoping research for Rongoā Māori implementation at the Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services (ARFPS): A Kaupapa Māori research approach.”  

Principal investigators: Ruiha Trudie Field, Professor Dr Brian McKenna
Other investigators: Chummie Thomson, Nick Wiki, Barry Pene-Gestro 

“An exploratory study to compare and contrast the Rongoā Māori Massage and traditional Chinese medicine Tuina.” 

Principal investigators: Dame R. Naida Glavish, Dr Li Feng (New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine)
Other investigators: Dr Linda Zhang & Dr Zi Yang (both NZ College of Chinese Medicine)