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Health Research South:
Research funding opportunities

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Funding opportunities (administered by HRS/DSM)

Calls and application forms will be updated at least 2 months before the closing date.

Funding Rounds Closing date Description

DSM – Research Equipment

13 February 2023 Up to $30,000 for new/replacement research equipment in DSM.

The James Hume Bequest

28 February 2023 For research in psychiatry by DSM or UoO School of Biomedical Sciences staff.
Applicants must be PBRF-eligible; appointed for min. 2 years (past and future).

The H.S. and J.C. Anderson Charitable Trust

Every 2 years
12 April 2022
Up to $50,000 for research into human disease by DSM or UoO School of Biomedical Sciences staff.

Otago Medical School Foundation Trust Dean’s Bequest Round

7 June 2022 To support research projects of 12 months' duration by PBRF-eligible DSM staff appointed for min. 3 years (past and future)

(excludes equipment >$5000, conference expenses)

DSM – New Researcher Start-up Award

10 August 2022

Research support for new DSM academic staff (PBRF-eligible, ≥0.4 FTE; within 2 years of starting employment)

(excludes clinical academics eligible for the HRS-Joint Clinical Academic Start-up Award)

HRS – Joint Clinical Academic Start-up Award

10 August 2022

Research support for new joint appointees to

  • DSM (PBRF-eligible) and;
  • Te Whatu Ora – Southern/SCL/Public Health South/other publicly funded clinical organization in Southern region

(≥0.2 FTE at each)

DSM – Postgraduate Scholarships:
– The Dunbar Research Scholarship
– The Emily Johnston Scholarships for Research in Science and Art of Clinical Medicine
– The Frances G. Cotter Scholarship for Research in Medicine
– The Lady King Scholarship
14 September 2022 To support students undertaking a postgraduate research degree at DSM.

Each scholarship has a particular research focus and eligibility requirements – please see the Call for Applications.

The HealthCare Otago Charitable Trust

21 September 2022 To support research clearly linked to specific health outcomes or benefits for the communities of Otago.

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