Grants Programme

We offer grants across a number of areas to support Medical Researchers throughout Canterbury to achieve their goals. 

Opening, Closing and Decision dates. Our Online Grants Portal can be accessed here 

(please note that the Portal will only have live application forms for each grant on the opening date for applications)

You can also go straight to our help section here

Grant Year 2017

Opens

Application Close 

Decision Date

Grant In Aid 1

1/10/16

28/02/17

7/04/17

Grant In Aid 2

1/03/17

29/05/17

10/06/17

Grant In Aid 3

30/05/17

30/09/17

9/12/17

Major Project Grant

1/03/17

1/05/17

1/09/17

Clinical Research Fellow - Registrar

1/09/17

1/10/17

9/12/17

Clinical Research Fellow - Paediatric

1/09/17

1/10/17

9/12/17

Clinical Research Fellow - Nursing

1/09/17

1/10/17

9/12/17

Travel Grant

26/11/16

24/11/17

9/12/17

Dame Malvina Major Travel Grant

1/10/17

30/11/17

9/12/17

Don Beaven Travel Grant

always open

 

 

       

Grant Year 2018

Opens

Application Close

Decision Date

Grant In Aid 1

1/10/17

28/02/18

7/04/18

Grant In Aid 2

1/03/18

29/05/18

10/06/18

Grant In Aid 3

30/05/18

30/09/18

9/12/18

Major Project Grant

1/03/18

1/05/18

1/09/18

Clinical Research Fellow - Registrar

1/09/18

1/10/18

9/12/18

Clinical Research Fellow - Paediatric

1/09/18

1/10/18

9/12/18

Clinical Research Fellow - Nursing

1/09/18

1/10/18

9/12/18

Travel Grant

26/11/17

24/11/18

9/12/18

Dame Malvina Major Travel Grant

1/10/18

30/11/18

9/12/18

Don Beaven Travel Grant

always open

 

 

 

Expressions of Interest for recipient status for the 2017 Wine and Art Auction are now open and close on February 28th.  You can download the EOI form here.

CMRF Priorities For Research Grants

The Foundation considers proposals for research in all areas of medicine, health care, health promotion, community health, health education and technology development. The research must have the potential to support the ultimate goal of the CMRF, which is to improve the quality of health care in Canterbury.

Applications will only be accepted from Reseachers who are New Zealand citizens or a permanent resident, residing in New Zealand and have tenure or an employment contract with one of the Host Institutions listed below for the duration of their research.

Host Institutions

All applications must be supported by suitable host institutions in Canterbury. These include Canterbury University, Lincoln University, University of Otago - Christchurch, Canterbury District Health Board, NZ Brain Research Institute, CPIT, Burwood Academy and ESR (Christchurch).

How Do We Assess Applications For Research Grants?

Laboratory testingAll applications are assessed by our Scientific Assessing Committee.  This committee (SAC) is made up of a number of experienced clinical and scientific practitioners from around the region.

Dependent on the number of applications received in any given ‘round’, committee members each take responsibility for initial assessment of a small number of applications, which are rated according to a standardized rating system. These are then sent to a small selection of area-specific experienced referees for peer review.

Once the reviews have been taken into account along with the scores from the initial assessment, a recommendation is made to the CMRF Executive regarding the projects that the SAC feel have the most merit.

The Foundation will also accept proposals  for projects suitable for Co-funding by CMRF in partnership with another funder. Such proposals should include the original research application, all applicable project information and supporting assessments that have been undertaken prior to approaching CMRF.  If necessary, CMRF will overlay its own assessment procedures as outlined above, where it does not consider previous assessments as being sufficient. We accept proposals for co-funding year-round.

The Executive then overlays a budgetary constraint assessment and decisions are made regarding how many applications can be funded.

Decisions are final and no appeals are accepted.

Partnerships

The Foundation often partners with other smaller trusts and foundations to fund particular projects. These trusts support our Summer Student programme in particular.

The Ruth Spearing Cancer Research Trust was established in 2008 through a generous donation from Barry Mather, in his words "only through research will we find the cure." Barry lost his 3-year battle against chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.The trust aims to support small to medium sized projects across the South Island especially in the field of haematology, and with specific emphasis on being able to turn around requests quickly. It works in partnership with the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation.  It has as its patron Nicky Hobbs, the wife of the late Jock Hobbs. 

Our thanks also to these trusts which help us to fund important projects on a regular basis: The S J Charitable Trust, The W H Travis Charitable Trust, The Neil and Pearl Hamilton Charitable Trust

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Guidelines For CMRF General Project Grant 2017 
Explanatory Notes When assessing the Grant Round applications the CMRF Scientific Assessing Committee is weighted to 40% Significance & Rationale, 20% Methods & Rationale, 20% Research Team and 20% Feasibility of Project.  
Closing Date 1st May 2017 - results announced in October 2017
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Clinical Research Training Fellow – Registrar

Explanatory Notes 1 grant of $40,000
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Closing Date 1st October 2017
Apply Grants Portal

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Clinical Research Training Fellow – Nursing

Explanatory Notes 1 grant of $40,000
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Closing Date 1st October 2017
Apply Grants Portal

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Clinical Research Fellowship - Paediatric

Explanatory Notes 1 grant of $40,000
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Closing Date 1st October 2017
Apply Grants Portal

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Grants-In-Aid 2017

Closing Date Three Rounds per Annum
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Closing Dates 28 Feb, 29 May, 30 Sept 2017
Apply Grants Portal

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Travel Grants

Closing Date 24 November 2017
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Contact Name Kate Russell
Apply Grants Portal

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Dame Malvina Major Travelling Fellowship

Closing Date 30 Nevember 2017
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Contact Name Kate Russell
Apply Grants Portal

 

Don Beaven Travelling Fellowship

Explanatory Notes Applications accepted anytime but not less than three months before due travel date.
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Contact Name Kate Russell
Apply Grants Portal

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Summer Studentships

These Studentships provide $5,000 to individual students to train during the summer break with a research team relevant to the CMRF objectives. Studentships are available to students from host universities carried out under the University of Otago, Christchurch and University of Canterbury Summer Studentship programme. Duration is usually 10 weeks.

Explanatory Notes Application through Host Institutions University of Otago, Christchurch and Canterbury University
Closing Date Refer to host institution websites
Contact Email health@cmrf.org.nz
Contact Name Kate Russell

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MRI Scanning

If your research has an MRI component and you wish to use the New Zealand Brain Research Institute's MRI Facility, Please contact

Dr Tracy Melzer, 
New Zealand Brain Research Institute 
66 Stewart Street, CHRISTCHURCH
Or for further information contact Tracy Melzer

tracy.melzer@nzbri.org

The Foundation considers proposals for research in all areas of medicine, health care, health promotion and community health. The vision of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundationis to advance the quality of health care by fostering the strength and excellence of health research in Canterbury.

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