New Zealand Research Funding – New RFP on NZ and China COVID-19 collaboration

On Wednesday 16 September the Health Research Council (HRC) will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund research that will address the global threat of COVID-19 and support the development of collaborative research relationships between New Zealand and China (through the National Natural Science Foundation of China/NSFC).

Applicants to the scheme will conduct health research using existing collaborations and identify opportunities to improve health outcomes and healthcare delivery in relation to COVID-19. Investment will focus on building knowledge and technologies to prevent, diagnose and manage COVID-19.

A total funding pool of $1 million (exclusive of GST) is available with proposals up to the value of $350,000. Proposals with a maximum duration of 2 years will be invited.

It is anticipated that contracted projects will begin as soon as practicable, with funding available for an immediate start following notification of outcomes in mid-2021.

All the details, including the RFP and application forms and guidelines, will be made available on HRC Gateway when the funding call is released.

For more information about this upcoming RFP contact:
Fiona Kenning
HRC research investment manager, International