Funding Calendar

Need funding for your research? You can now access a 2017 research and personal support funding calendar. This calendar is not exhaustive but we hope to add new funding opportunities over 2017. The calendar will be updated regularly. Where information about 2017 due dates are not yet available you can use the links provided to check for updates from the funders.

February 2017 Funding Calendar [DOCX, 30 KB]

A+ Trust Research Grants

IMPORTANT UPDATE - there will not be an A+ Trust funding round in the first half of 2017.

A+ Trust Research Grants offer contestable research funding from the Auckland DHB Charitable Trust. The trust supports Auckland DHB researchers from all disciplines and specialties to undertake research across the health spectrum from patients to population, disease to prevention, and service delivery to cost effectiveness and beyond.

Grant applications are assessed based on scientific merit, feasibility (including soundness of rationale and methodology), ability to deliver and opportunities to develop the capacity of new researchers/practitioners in clinical research.

Who can apply?

A+ Trust Research Grants are open to any Auckland DHB employee, with funding location prioritised for:

  • New and emerging researchers with the aim of helping to develop and foster research capability within Auckland DHB.
  • Research to be conducted within Auckland DHB with the potential to benefit Auckland DHB patients in the short to medium term.
  • Researchers with limited access to other funding streams, eg, surpluses from commercially sponsored trials in departmental pool funds.

    Please contact Genevieve Morris Auckland DHB extn: 23852, for an application form, budget and guidelines.

Grant type

Funding round opens

Application deadline

Application result

Summer Studentships $5500 TBA TBA TBA
Small Project Grants $15k August 1 September 4pm November
Project Grants $50k August 1 September 4pm December

How to apply for other A+ Trust funds to support research

If you wish to access funding to support your research from one of the Auckland DHB Charitable Fund Accounts (A+ Trust Fund Purposes), or your departmental research pool fund, please access an application form and further instructions from the A+ Trust intranet homepage  http://adhbintranet/CorpFinance/charitable_trust.htm.
(external link)

Approval of your application by the trust is dependent on:

  • The Trust Deed allowing for it use in this manner.
  • Sufficient funds available in the account (confirm with trust's accountant).
  • Appropriate approval signatures are obtained.

Approval process

To obtain Auckland DHB research approval, you must do so via the standard pathway. When you complete your application form and budget for the RRC review, enter the A+ Trust Fund name and number where appropriate.

To use Auckland DHB Charitable Funds, the appropriate people must agree and approve their use. Obtain these additional signatures using your completed . 

For most of the trusts' fund accounts, signatures are required from:

  • Finance Manager
  • Clinical Director (or similar)
  • Service Manager
  • General Manager

Please check with the trust's accountant if you are unsure who to get approval and sign off from, or if additional people are required to approve the fund you wish to access. 

Obtain Auckland DHB research approval via the standard pathway (RRC review). When you complete your application form and budget for the RRC review enter the A+ Trust fund name and number where appropriate.

Auckland DHB Charitable Trust

The Auckland DHB Charitable Trust (external link) (A+ Trust) administers a fund created over the years by the generous contributions of individuals and organisations in the Auckland region. It makes the best use of the fund to help meet the needs of every adult patient.

For applications to use funds that are not linked to research projects, follow the processes set out on the A+ Trust home page (external link) . All submissions to the A+ Trust must use the appropriate application form found here (external link)  [internal link].