Grants Funding for local Research

In September each year we invite researchers in the neuromuscular field and postgraduate students, to apply for research funding. We have limited funding available and have set a range of guidelines to assist applicants and trustees with the application and grant making process.

We have recently revised our research priorities. Applicants should note that translational research that aims to improve health outcomes for New Zealanders with neuromuscular conditions will be given priority.

Research of a preliminary nature with the intention of developing further proposals for substantial financial support from elsewhere will also be considered.

To find out more about our research priorities, please click here.

2024 Grant Applications Process


Registrations Open:          Monday 4th September 2023

Applications Close:           Friday 20th October 2023 at 5.00pm

Assessment Panel Meet:  Late October 2023

Applicants Notified:          Early December 2023

Due to limited funds, applications of $20,000 or less are advised.

You can download an application form here.

You can download the research proposal information here.

For further information on our research assessment protocols, click here.

Contact us

To speak with someone about our process, or your research, please contact us via or phone 0800 800 337.

We acknowledge the generous funding received by the
Richdale Charitable Trust that makes our research grants possible.