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Funding calendar for University of Otago, Christchurch and Canterbury District Health Board researchers

We endeavour to advertise all funding rounds as soon as they are made available to us.
Past deadlines are visable as a guideline for when funders may have grants available.

Awards and Fellowships

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral and experienced researchers (for travel to Germany and research based there)

  • No closing date, apply anytime

Humboldt Research website


Australian Government

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

  • 2017 Closing date: 16 June
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Australian Government website


Brain Research New Zealand

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Clinical Research Fellowships 

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

General and Māori PhD Scholarships

  • 2017 Closing date: 6 November
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Brain Research New Zealand website


Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand

2018 Scientific Research Fellowship/Clinical Research or Training Fellowship

  • 2018 Closing date: 2 October
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand


Cancer Research Trust New Zealand

Professional Development Award

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 August
  • 2018 Closing date: 6 August

Postgraduate Scholarship
The Murray Jackson Clinical Training Fellowship (Medical)
Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses
The John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2017 Closing date: 19 September
  • 2018 Closing date: 24 September

Cancer Research Trust New Zealand website


Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Clinical Research Fellow (Registrar)
Clinical Research Fellow (Paediatric)
Clinical Research Fellow (Nurse)

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 September
  • 2018 Closing date: 17 September

Canterbury Medical Research Foundation website


Commonwealth Fund

Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice 

  • 2017 Closing date: 1 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Commonwealth Fund website


Durham University

Senior Fellowship

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 December
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Durham University website


Fulbright New Zealand

Specialist Award

  • 2017 Closing date: 17 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Scholar Awards
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Fulbright New Zealand website


Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Overseas Research Fellowship
ResearchTraining Fellowship

  • 2017 Closing date: 17 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation website


Gut Cancer Foundation

GI Cancer Clinical Research Fellowship

  • 2018 Closing date: 14 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Gut Cancer Foundation website


Health Research Council of New Zealand

Career Development Awards

  • Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship
  • Foxley Fellowship
  • Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Clinical Practitioner Researcher Fellowship
  • Girdler' NZHRC Fellowship
  • 2018 Closing date: 16 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Pacific Health Funding

  • Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarships
  • Rangahau Hauora Award
  • Pacific Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Pacific Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant
  • Pacific Health Research Preventing Gambling Harm Scholarships
  • Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship
  • 2018 Closing date: 2 Jul
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Māori and Pacific Health

  • Māori Health Research PhD Scholarships
  • Māori Health Research Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm Scholarships
  • Pacific Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Māori Health Research Development Grant
  • Māori Health Research Summer Studentships
  • Pacific Health Research Summer Studentships
  • Māori Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Pacific Health Research Masters Scholarship
  • Māori Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant
  • Māori Health Research Masters Scholarships
  • 2018 Closing date: 2 July
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Health Research Council of New Zealand website


Human Frontier Science Programme

Long-term and cross-disciplinary Fellowship - Initiation deadline 

  • 2017 Closing date: 3 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Long-term and cross-disciplinary Fellowship - Submission deadline

  • 2017 Closing date: 17 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Human Frontier Science Programme website 


Kate Sheppard Memorial Award Trust

Award

  • 2017 Closing date: 19 June
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Kate Sheppard Memorial Award Trust website


L'Oreal Foundation and UNESCO

L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards, Life Sciences/L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship

  • 2018 Closing date: 28 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Loreal website


Marsha Rivkin Centre for Ovarian Cancer

Pilot Study Programme
Scientific Scholar Award 

  • 2017 Closing date: 10 November
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Marsha Rivkin Centre for Ovarian Cancer website


Medicines New Zealand

Value of Medicines Award 2017

  • 2017 Closing date: 27 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Medicines New Zealand website 


Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Chapman Research Fellowship

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Repatriation Fellowship

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Neurological Foundation of New Zealand website


New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology

NZSG Janssen Research Fellowship

2017 Closing date: 16 September
2018 Closing date: TBC

New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology website


New Zealand Cancer Society

Research Training Scholarships

2017 Closing date: 18 September
2018 Closing date: TBA

Cancer Society Canterbury West Coast Division website


New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

Lottery Health
Post Doctoral Fellowships
PhD Scholarships
Research Projects
Shared Research Equipment Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Community Matters website


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Seeding and Scoping - Request for Proposals

  • 2017 Closing date: 10 October
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga website


Prime Ministers Science Prize

The Prime Ministers Science Prize/The Prime Ministers MacDiarmid Emerging Science Prize/The Prime Minister Science Communication Prize

  • 2017 Closing date: 2 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Prime Ministers Science Prize website


Royal Society of New Zealand

2018 Catalyst - Leaders (Julius von Haast Fellowship)

  • 2017 Closing date: 5 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

2018 Catalyst - Seeding (General)

  • 2017 Closing date: 5 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Dumont d'Urville New Zealand France Science and Technology Programme

  • 2017 Closing date: 5 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Rutherford Foundation New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowship and Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial Scholarship

  • 2017 Closing date: 19 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

James Cook Research Fellowship

  • 2018 Closing date: 1 May
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Charles Fleming Senior Scientist Award/Charles Fleming Publishing Award

2018 Closing date: 19 March
2019 Closing date: TBC

Royal Society website


Susan G Koman for the Cure

Career Catalyst Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants - Pre-applications for Clinical Research and Basic/Translational Research

  • 2018 Closing date: TBC
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Susan G Komen website


The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Young Investigator Award
Emerging Researcher Award

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society website  


The Commonwealth Fund

Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice

  • 2017 Closing date: 22 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

The Commonwealth Fund website


The Treasury

Visiting Research Fellowship

  • No closing date, apply anytime

The Treasury website


University of Otago

Health Sciences Career Development Programme - Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 May
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Universities New Zealand

Critic and Conscience of Society Award

  • 2018 Closing date: 14 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Universities New Zealand website


Zonta Club of Wellington

2018 Zonta Science Award for Women

  • 2018 Closing date: 22 January
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Zonta Club of Wellington website


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Research Projects and Equipment Grants

Action on Hearing Loss

International Project Grants - Preliminary Application

  • 2018 Closing date: 3 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Translational Research Initiative for Hearing Research Grant - EOI

  • 2017 Closing date: 1 November
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Flexi Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 3 January
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Australian Government website


AKO Aotearoa

Regional Hub Funding

  • No closing date, apply anytime

Batten Disease Support and Research Association

2018 Research Funding - Biomarkers - Letters of Intent

  • 2018 Closing date: 3 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Batten Disease Support and Research Association website


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 21

  • 2018 Closing date: 17 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website


Brain Research New Zealand

Small Project Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Large Project Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Explorer Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Maori Project Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Brain Research New Zealand website


Cancer Research Trust New Zealand

Research Project Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 August
  • 2018 Closing date: 6 August

Special Purpose Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 August
  • 2018 Closing date: 6 August

Cancer Research Trust New Zealand website


Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury-West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)

  • Closing date: 23rd of each month

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury-West Coast Division website


Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

2018 Major Project Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 17 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Grant-in-Aid

  • 2018 Closing date: 14 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Canterbury Medical Research Foundation website


Cure Kids

2017 Granting Round

  • 2017 Closing date: 21 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Cure Kids website


Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Grants 

  • 2017 Closing date: 17 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Grants-in-Aid

  • 2017 Closing date: 17 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation website


Gynaecological Cancer Research Trust (GRACI)

Research Grant Funding

  • 2018 Closing date: TBC
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Gynaecological Cancer Research Trust website


Health Research Council of New Zealand

2-Asia Joint Research Programme

  • 2018 Closing date: 12 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Pacific Emerging Researcher First Grants

  • 2018 Closing date: 20 June
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Project EOI

  • 2018 Closing date: 4 July
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Projects/Pacific Projects - Registration

  • 2017 Closing date: 10 July
  • 2018 Closing date: 6 July

Projects/Pacific Projects - Full Application (Online submission system opens)

  • 2017 Closing date: 3 October
  • 2018 Closing date: 31 October

Projects/Pacific Projects - Full Application (Online submission system closes)

  • 2017 Closing date: 1 November
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Feasibility Study - Full Application

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 August
  • 2018 Closing date: 1 August

Emerging Researcher First Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 August
  • 2018 Closing date: 1 August

Programme Grants - Full Application (Online submission system closes)

  • 2017 Closing date: 27 September
  • 2018 Closing date: 26 September

Explorer Grant - Full Application (Online submission system opens)

  • 2017 Closing date: 4 October
  • 2018 Closing date: 17 October

Ngā Kanohi Kitea Project Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 1 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Health Research Council of New Zealand website


Health Research Council of New Zealand and PHARMAC

Joint Research Initiative - Submission of registration to HRC

  • 2017 Closing date: 13 November
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Health Research Council of New Zealand website 


Human Frontier Science Programme

Research Grant
Programme Grants
Young Investigators Grants - Letter of Intent

  • 2018 Closing date: 19 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Human Frontier Science Programme website


Intensive Care Foundation

Research Grant - EoI

  • 2018 Closing date: 12 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Intensive Care Foundation website


Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Innovator Awards - Letter of Inquiry

  • 2017 Closing date: 31 January
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Innovator Award

  • 2018 Closing date: 5 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Synergy Awards

  • 2017 Closing date: 21 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Kenneth Rainin Foundation website 


Leukaemia and Blood Foundation

National Research Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: TBC
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Leukaemia and Blood Foundation website


Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Travel Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Project and Equipment Grants

  • 2018 Closing date: 14 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust website


Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Endeavour Fund - Research Programmes Registrations 

  • 2018 Closing date: 15 January
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Endeavour Fund - Research Programmes Full Proposals

  • 2018 Closing date: 15 February
  • 2019 losing date: TBC

Vision Matauranga Capability Fund - Call for Proposals

  • 2018 Closing date: 14 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment website


Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society of Canterbury Inc

Research Fund

  • No closing date, apply anytime

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society of Canterbury Inc website


National Foundation for the Deaf

NFD Community Research Fund

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

National Foundation for the Deaf website


National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

2018 Project Grants
Small Project Grants
Grants-in-Aid

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC 

National Heart Foundation of New Zealand website


Natural Hazard Research Programme

Contestable Funding Round

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Natural Hazard Research Programme website 


Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Project Grant
Small Project Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

  • 2017 Closing date: 21 August
  • 2018 Closing date: 20 August

Neurological Foundation of New Zealand website


Neuromuscular Foundation of New Zealand

Research Funding 

  • 2017 Closing date: 15 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Neuromuscular Foundation of New Zealand website


New Zealand Artificial Limb Service

Research Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

New Zealand Artificial Limb Service website


New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Innovation and Technology in Breast Cancer 2018

  • 2018 Closing date: 22 January
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation website


New Zealand Cancer Society

Research Funding 2017 Grant Round
Grant-in-Aid

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

New Zealand Cancer Society website


New Zealand Council for Educational Research

Teaching and Learning Research Initiative - EoI

  • 2018 Closing date: TBC
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

New Zealand Council for Educational Research website


New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

Research Projects

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 July
  • 2018 Closing date: 21 August

Shared Research Equipment Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 July
  • 2018 Closing date: 21 August

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board website


New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

The Wishbone Trust Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: TBC
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Research Project Funding Applications 2017

  • 2017 Closing date: 6 June
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association website


Nurture Foundation

Research Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 19 June
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Nurture Foundation website


Oakley Mental Health Research Foundation

Research Proposal
Suicide Prevention Funding

  • 2017 Closing date: 15 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Oakley Mental Health Research Foundation website


Otago Innovation Limited

Proof of Concept Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: TBC
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Otago Innovation Limited website


Oticon Foundation in New Zealand

Project Grants

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Oticon Foundation in New Zealand website


Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Research Grants

  • 2018 Closing date: 19 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation website


Rare Disease Foundation

Microgrant - Call for Proposals

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Microgrant for Innovative Research

  • 2017 Closing date: 26 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Rare Disease Foundation website


Retina Australia

2018 Research Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 20 June
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Retina Australia website


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Mercia Barnes Trust Research Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 19 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website


Royal Society of New Zealand

2018 Catalyst - Seeding

  • 2018 Closing date: 5 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Marsden Fund - Standard and Fast-Start Applications - Expressions of Interest

  • 2018 Closing date: 8 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Marsden Fund - Standard and Fast-Start Applications - Full applications

  • 2018 Closing date: 11 June
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

New Zealand Japan Joint Research Programme

  • 2017 Closing date: 9 October
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Marsden Fund Council Award

  • 2018 Closing date: 8 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Royal Society of New Zealand website


Spencer Foundation

Small Grant Proposal

  • 2017 Closing date: 1 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Small Research Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 17 January
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Spencer Foundation website


The US Embassy

Small Grant Funding

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

The US Embassy website 


University of Otago Research Grants (UORG)

Funding Round

  • 2018 Closing date: TBC
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

University of Otago website


Vic Davis Memorial Trust

Research Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 17 July
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

 Vic Davis Memorial Trust website


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Funding for Travel and Conferences (attendance/registration)

Cancer Research Trust

Professional Development Award

  • 2018 Closing date: 28 February
  • 2019 Closing date: 5 March

Cancer Research Trust website


Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Travel Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 12 November
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Dame Malvina Major Travel Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 19 November
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Canterbury Medical Research Foundation website


Deafness Research Foundation

Travel Grant

  • No closing date, apply anytime

Deafness Research Foundation website


Don Beaven Travelling Fellowship

Travel Grant

  •  No closing date, apply anytime

Don Beaven Travelling Fellowship website


Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Travel Award to attend 2018 Innovations Symposium

  • 2018 Closing date: 9 March
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Kenneth Rainin Foundation website


Leukaemia and Blood Foundation

Travel Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 19 June
  • 2018 Closing date: 13 February

Leukaemia and Blood Foundation website


MacGibbon Travel Fellowship

Travel and Study in the USA for PhD Students

  • 2018 Closing date: 13 July
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Please contact your Research advisor


Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Travel Grant/Conference Support Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 14 February and 21 May
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Conference Travel Funding for PhD Students

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 July
  • 2018 Closing dates: 23 March and 3 August and 24 October

Travel Grant

  • 2017 Closing date: 18 September
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust website


National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 18 May and 14 September
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC 

 National Heart Foundation of New Zealand website


Neurological Foundation

Travel Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 14 February and 18 May and 18 October
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Neurological Foundation website


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

2018 Conference Attendance Support Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 April
  • 2019 Closng date: TBC

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga website


Royal Society of New Zealand

Travel Grant to attend Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017 

  • 2017 Closing date: 2 June
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Royal Society of New Zealand website


Spencer Foundation

Conference Grants

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 May
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Spencer Foundation website


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Summer studentships

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

Summer Studentships

  • 2017 Closing date: 21 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand website


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Other grants

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

Entrepreneurial Investing Initiative - Letter of Intent

2018 Closing date: 8 January
2019 Closing date: TBC

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation website


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and  Trade

New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund

  • 2017 Closing date: 14 August
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

2018 Knowledge Event Support Grant
Publication Support Grant

  • 2018 Closing date: 16 April
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga website


Tertiary Education Commission

Entrepreneurial Universities Initiative - Request for Funding Applications - Round 2

  • 2018 Closing date: 12 February
  • 2019 Closing date: TBC

Tertiary Education Commission website


University of Otago

Prestigious Writing Grant 2017

  • 2017 Closing date: 8 May
  • 2018 Closing date: TBC

University of Otago website


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