September 2015

1. Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grants open

Developing Māori capability and knowledge is the prime focus of Ngā Kanohi Kitea community research grants.  The grants provide opportunities for iwi, hapū and other community groups to address community identified health needs.  Ngā Kanohi Kitea grants provide an opportunity for iwi, hapū and community groups to investigate a well-defined area of Māori health need or gain.  The application must demonstrate that this is a community identified and driven health need.

Grants available
There are two grant types available under this initiative.

Development Grants
The development grant is to assist applicants in preparing their full project proposal.  Up to five per cent of your total research cost can be applied for over a three month period. The maximum available for the development grant is $10,000.

Development Grant applications close at 1pm, Friday, 16 October 2015.

Full Project Grants
Full project grants are available and range from $50, 000 to $200,000.  Full project grants of $100, 000 and over must investigate a well-defined research question over the maximum term of 18 months.

Full project grants open on Monday, 15 February 2016.

For more information, including application forms and guidelines, visit the HRC website, or contact Ms Juanita de Senna on

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