Grant Application

Please follow the instructions carefully when completing the Research Grant Application form.

    1.   Chief Applicant’s Contact Details









    2.   Project Summary




    3.   Funding Sought



    Please note: the Foundation is not registered for GST.

    4.   Bank account details for transfer of funds

    5.   First Co-applicants’ details (if applicable)










    6.   Second Co-applicants’ details (if applicable)










    SECTION A: PROPOSED INVESTIGATION

    Provide sufficient detail for the Foundation’s Grants Committee to understand the nature and purpose of the investigation.

    Provide a brief review of relevant published or completed research to show the significance of the project and how it relates to previous or ongoing work by the investigators. Minimise the use of abbreviations and provide an abbreviation key if abbreviations are used. As appropriate, include relevance or impact of current issue for Māori.

    State the principal research questions/hypotheses and aims/objectives.

    Describe the main methods to be used to achieve the aims of the project. Include information on goals and strategies for participation of Māori in this project. Outline specific measures that will be undertaken to strengthen health advancement for Māori participants or Māori communities.

    Describe the analysis plan for the project in sufficient detail that the Grants Committee can assess the appropriateness of the intended analyses and statistical methods. Sample size calculations should be included where relevant to demonstrate the adequacy of subject numbers.

    Describe the potential impact of the project on health outcomes, healthcare delivery and workforce development. Outline specific benefits to the Waikato region. Include information on potential advancement of Māori health, or improvements in equity that are expected from the project

    Describe how you plan to disseminate the results.

    State the estimated start and completion dates of the project and its components.

    SECTION B: SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT

    Institutional support available (provide details under the following headings)

    Note: Applicants should ensure that they have the support of their institution and that the necessary space, facilities, insurance cover, maintenance, services and technical assistance are available. Confirmation of this by the Head of Department in the relevant Institution guaranteeing these requirements is required, either in Section E or as a separate letter attached to the application.

    Referee Reports

    Ensure that the Foundation receives a minimum of two confidential referees’ reports from scientists or clinicians that can provide an independent and unbiased assessment of the project.

    Referees from the same department will not be considered. Referees with a close working relationship, recent co-publication or collaboration would be considered biased and may result in a reduced score.

    In addition, the committee may seek additional evaluations from independent reviewers that it chooses. Please advise names of any potential reviewers that the applicant believes, for whatever reason, may not give fair reviews.

    Referees should be asked to comment on the following aspects of the proposal:

     (a)   Relationship with applicant and the referee’s ability to give an independent unbiased report
     (b)   Prior research performance and competence of the applicant(s)
     (c)   Intrinsic merit of the proposed research
     (d)   Its relevance to medicine and health, particularly in the Waikato region
     (e)   The likelihood the researcher(s) will achieve their stated aims.
     (f)   It is the responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that referees’ reports are sent directly to the Foundation (either by post or e-mail) and are received by the closing date (5PM, Monday, 31st October 2022).

    Ethical Approval

    All successful applications involving human and animal subjects must seek Ethical Approval. This approval is not required on application, but is required to complete grant funding requirements. Ethics Approval must be obtained within six months of the grant being awarded, after which time the grant may be withdrawn.

    A copy of this approval should be forwarded to the administrator to complete the Grant requirements prior to funds being released. For human subjects, online HEDC applications are made at http://ethics.health.govt.nz

    SECTION C: DETAILED BUDGET

    Provide a detailed budget with full supporting documentation, calculations and the period of expenditure. Grant support is usually limited to 12 months, but a longer period (up to 2 years maximum) may be granted at the discretion of the Trustees if clearly justified below.

    Suggested headings are given below, but some categories may not be relevant to your project. Lack of justification will result in a reduced overall score.

    If you are only applying for part-funding from WMRF, clearly identify what is being paid by other sources.

    Headings Expenses
    Project personnel
    Equipment / assets* & related expenses
    Consumables
    Travel / accommodation & field expenses (not conference)
    Computing / data management / statistical assistance
    Library Services
    Other services (for example, attending a workshop, photography, word processing)
    Publication costs (including publishing charges, photography, printing, etc)
    Communication costs (postage, telephone, etc)
    Total Expenses

    Note:
    The Foundation does not support major capital items, including equipment, exceeding $5,000.

    SECTION D: RESEARCH BACKGROUNDS & CURRICULUM VITAE OF PRINCIPAL APPLICANT AND PARTICIPATING STAFF

    Please use the New Zealand MSI standard Curriculum Vitae Template. All of Part 1 and Part 2a should be completed. The total CV should not exceed 5 pages (2 pages for Part 1 and 3 pages for Part 2a).

    Please click here to download the template. Once completed, please upload it using the following button.

    Upload the completed C.V. here:

    SECTION E: CERTIFICATION

    Certification that the Director/Head of Department or relevant controlling officer, has agreed that the work may be undertaken in the applicant's institution.

    Please click here to download the certification template. Once completed, please upload it using the following button.

    Upload the completed certification here: