Veterans' Medical Research Trust Fund

The purpose of the Veterans' Medical Research Trust Fund is to improve the health status of NZ veterans by funding research relevant to veterans' health.

The Panel is seeking applications from researchers interested projects which improve health outcomes of New Zealand veterans.

More information about this call for research funding

The Panel has also released information on the 2018 call for applications related to the inter-generational health impacts of service in Viet Nam.

Update on the 2018 call for applications

Types of research that can be funded

Research can be funded if it investigates a field of medicine that may benefit NZ veterans. When the Panel releases a call for research proposals it will identify the type of research it is interested in funding.

Previous funding awarded from the Veterans' Medical Research Trust Fund 

Guiding Principles for Investment

The Panel and the Minister for Veterans have established eight Guiding Principles for Investment to assist it to make robust and transparent investment decisions.

Guiding Principles for Investment

Seeking funding

How to apply for funding

The application process has two stages:

  1. Project inquiry. The Panel will advise when it is seeking applications from NZ-based researchers.
    Information on the current funding round
  2. Project Proposal. If the Panel agrees your project should be pursued, it will invite you to submit a full project proposal.

Decisions on these are made by the Panel.

How much is awarded

Levels of funding will be advised when the Panel releases a call for research proposals. The use of co-funding for costly or complex projects is encouraged.