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Research and Innovation at Starship

Starship Child Health and the Starship Foundation have announced a joint strategy for development of clinical research at Starship, with the goal of improving health outcomes for New Zealand children.

The Starship Foundation are providing additional funding for Starship Child Health staff to undertake clinical research, which in 2016 will be up to $500,000. Investment criteria have been set as broad as possible to minimise the barriers to accessing financial support for high quality clinical research. Investment per project will be based on the budget provided but will be capped at $100,000.

This research funding will be open to applications where the primary applicant is a health professional working clinically in Starship Child Health. Research proposals that have a potential national impact will be prioritised, which means there will be opportunities for collaboration with health professionals around the country.

It is expected that this additional research funding will allow the development of increased research capability and expertise in child health research, will further develop and retain subspecialty knowledge, and develop knowledge translation within the New Zealand context.  As part of this initiative, there is a commitment to supporting nursing and allied health research.

The administration of applications and awards will be jointly managed by the ADHB Research Office and the Starship Foundation. All expenditure is subject to the administrative policies of the ADHB and the policies and practices of the Starship Foundation.

Download the Application Guidelines here

Download a pdf of the Starship Foundation Research Investment Application here or a word version which can be filled in.

Read about some of the current research underway as part of this joint initiative.