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HRC-NSFC Biomedical Research Fund


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RFx ID : 20533731
Tender Name : HRC-NSFC Biomedical Research Fund
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Open Date : Monday, 10 December 2018 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Tuesday, 12 February 2019 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Fiona Kenning
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have established a funding initiative to support the development of collaborative research relationships between the two countries.

This initiative aims to establish new and/or strengthen existing collaborations in biomedical sciences between Chinese and New Zealand researchers from universities and research institutions; foster breakthroughs in biomedical research that will advance the global development of science and technology, and promote mobility and career development of researchers within joint projects.

A total funding pool of $1,000,000 (exclusive of GST) is available for allocation. There are two separate funding opportunities available to apply for.

Stream one - Project: Funding partners invite applications for funding of up to $600,000 (fully-costed, exclusive of GST) and duration of up to three years for a research project. HRC funding will support the successful New Zealand project teams, and NSFC's funding will support the Chinese project teams in the same collaboration.

Stream two - Emerging Researcher First Grant: Emerging researchers are invited to apply for funding to facilitate collaborative research relationships with Chinese colleagues. Up to $100,000 is available for a duration of up to two years for emerging researchers (there are four available).

This RFP applies only to the New Zealand application process; Chinese researchers must consult with NSFC regarding their own separate application requirements and process.

It is anticipated that funding for one 3-year project and four 2-year emerging researcher collaborations will be available for a 1 July 2019 start date. The HRC's strong focus on peer review and contestability will ensure successful applicants deliver the highest-quality research outcomes.
Applicants are required to submit a Registration via HRC Gateway by 1pm, Tuesday 19 February 2019. A full application will then need to be submitted via HRC Gateway by 1pm, Tuesday 26 February 2019. More information is available in the Request for Proposals document.