The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and the delivery of health-care, and also to produce economic gains for New Zealand.
It allocates the majority of its funds through an annual allocation to independent research projects that are researcher initiated, and NPM Principal and Associate Investigators have enjoyed success in this years round.
Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes (Massey University)
- Tangata Whenua Tangata Ora: Investigating health gain through whenua initiatives (Programme 2019 Funding Round)
The inaugural Te Rangaunua Hiranga Māori Award, which recognises excellent, innovative co-created research conducted by Māori that has made a distinctive contribution to community wellbeing and development in Aotearoa, has been awarded to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence, by Royal Society Te Apārangi.
In a new initiative, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence is celebrating and recognising the careers of three Māori leaders and visionaries, who have a long history of bringing about major social change and impact in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Professor Rawinia Higgins, NPM Board member, says that these new Ruānuku positions formally acknowledge the generous ongoing roles these exceptional Māori leaders have agreed to provide to NPM.