Apply for Research Funding

The Council of the Foundation invites applications for grants to support medical research in the Otago area relating to human health or the basic sciences of relevance to medicine.

Funds (normally <$35,000 and for one year only) will be made available for working expenses, including small items of equipment, and salaries (fixed term) of research workers. Applications solely for equipment will not be considered.

Click on one of the options below to find out more about each application process.

Annual Grants

Our premier round of year-long, innovative early-stage research projects.

The Council of the Otago Medical Research Foundation invites applications for grants to support medical research in the Otago area relating to human health or the basic sciences of relevance to medicine.

Funds (normally <$35,000 and for one year only) will be made available for working expenses, including small items of equipment, and salaries (fixed term) of research workers. Applications solely for equipment will not be considered.

Laurenson Award

The Foundation invites applications for grants to support medical research carried out in the Otago area or projects based in Otago. These are to be financed by income from bequests to the Foundation by the late Alexia and James Laurenson, known as The Laurenson Awards.

In accordance with the wishes of the Laurensons, applications are invited for research in areas relating to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning the effects of proper diet and/or drugs on human health.

Jack Thomson Arthritis Fund

The Foundation invites applications for grants to support medical research carried out in the Otago area or projects based in Otago. These are to be financed by income from a 2011 bequest to the Foundation by the late William John (Jack) Thomson.

In accordance with the wishes of Jack Thomson, applications are invited for medical research into the problems and treatment of arthritis.

Summer Research Scholarship

Applications for Summer Research Scholarships NOW CLOSED

opening date –  tbc

notification of outcome – October

The application process is managed by the University of Otago’s Health Sciences Divisional Office.

For details of how to apply please see the University of Otago’s Summer Scholarships page or take a look at the information Handbook

For further details contact:

Dr Kerry Galvin, Division of Health Sciences Administration, kerry.galvin@otago.ac.nz