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Funders, supporters, and partners

The Sir John Walsh Research Institute partners with many agencies to advance oral health research and to provide research opportunities for students.

Funders and supporters of our research

  • ANZAOMS Research and Education Trust
  • Continuing Dental Education Trust
  • Cure Kids
  • Dentsply Research Foundation
  • Fuller Trust (administered by Downie Stewart Lawyers)
  • ESR Capability Development Fund
  • Foundation for Orthodontic Research & Education, NZAO (FORENZAO) Charitable Trust
  • Health Promotion Agency
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)
  • International College of Dentists Research Fund (administered by NZDRF)
  • International Team for Oral Implantology (ITI), Switzerland
  • The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet)
  • MedTech CoRE (Centre of Research Excellence)
  • Marsden Fund (administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand)
  • MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand) Endeavour Fund/Smart Ideas Fund
  • MBIE Unlocking Curious Minds fund
  • Ministry of Health Oral Health Research Fund (administered by NZDRF)
  • Neurological Foundation of New Zealand
  • National Institutes of Health, United States
  • New Zealand Dental Research Foundation (NZDRF)
  • New Zealand Lottery Grants Board
  • New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology
  • New Zealand Society of Periodontology
  • Otago Innovation Limited
  • Otago Medical Research Foundation
  • Otago Museum Trust Board
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • Wiley Periodicals Inc
  • Wishbone Trust


Commercial and industry partners

  • Aroa Biosurgery Ltd
  • Blis Technologies Ltd
  • DMG Dental Materials Gesellschaft mbh
  • Geistlich Pharma (Switzerland)
  • Hitem Co Ltd
  • Ivoclar International (Liechtenstein)
  • Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd
  • Molteno Ophthalmic Ltd (New Zealand)
  • Nobel Biocare Australia
  • Neoss
  • Resorba Medical GmbH, Germany
  • Silventum Limited
  • Southern Implants Limited, South Africa
  • Straumann AG, Switzerland
  • Velvet Antler Research NZ
  • Zimmer Biomet 3i Ltd, United States