Funding Opportunities

The Eisdell Moore Centre distributes approximately $350,000 worth of funding every year that is available for research and travel grants.  This funding is directed towards meeting the Centre’s strategic objectives, building research capability and collaboration and maximising opportunities for leverage and access to further funds.

Please note, only members of the Eisdell Moore Centre are eligible to apply for this funding.  If you would like to enquire about becoming a member of our Centre, please email us at:

Funding categories for Eisdell Moore Centre grants are as follows:

Innovation/Explorer Project (seeding) Grants (max $70k for up to 2 years).

These grants should demonstrate new and innovative ideas or approaches to answering questions of importance to the Centre’s objectives. These grants may be to, for example, test the feasibility of a research plan, establish methods or develop pilot data.

Project/Capability Grants (max $70k for up to 2 years).

These are grants for extending current research or maintaining capability within a research group while seeking longer-term funding.

PhD student and Clinician Grants (max $5000 for up to 2 years).

These grants are designed to support additional working expenses for doctoral (e.g. PhD, MD) students and to assist practising clinicians to become engaged in research. This grant is not available for student stipends but some of the funding could be used to buy out clinician time to undertake research.

Travel/Mobility Grants:

Funding is available for conference travel, establishing collaborations, particularly among members of the Centre, and for supporting visiting researchers to New Zealand. This will generally be a grant-in-aid with the expectation that applicants will seek other funding.

Grant Deadlines

Grant Type

Closing Date

Travel Grants Round 1

For travel after 1 July 2019

27 May 2019

Project, Explorer, Clinician and student grants

2 September 2019

Travel Grants Round 2

For travel after 1 January 2020

4 December 2019