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.

The 2021 grant round is now open.  2021 research priorities for the Centre are building Māori and Pacific research capacity and capability, maintaining research capability in the Centre and providing seed funding for new research ideas.  We  continue to support clinicians and postgraduate students to engage with research and develop their research projects.

Download the EMC Grant Guidelines for more information about the grants, the assessment process, eligibility criteria and the support that is available for completing your grant application forms. 

Alehandrea Manuel will be running Q and A sessions for addressing the Māori Responsiveness Section  via Zoom on 14 and 15 September 2021 from 15:30 – 16:30 on each day.  Submit your questions to her ( by Friday 10 September and join either session the following week.  Zoom links have been provided in a recent email – otherwise contact us.


The deadline for submitting your grant applications is Thursday 30 September 2021.

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:

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.

Māori Research Project Grant (1 grant, max $70k for up to 2 years)

This grant is for Māori-Centred, Kaupapa Māori Research in hearing and balance. It must uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and support the advancement of Māori knowledge, resources, and health equity

Pacific Research Project Grant (1 grant, max $70k for up to 2 years)

This grant is for research that will improve hearing and balance health for Pacific peoples, families and communities, within New Zealand and the Pacific region.

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:

In light of the CoVID19 pandemic, travel grant rounds are on hold until further notice.

Mobility funding is available for travel within New Zealand for EMC members to attend local conferences, establish collaborations and to work on research proposals for multidisciplinary research projects.  The Centre will accept requests for mobility funding through to the end of 2021, with no close date.   

To request mobility funding, please send the following to :

  • PI Name
  • PI Email
  • Names of all investigators that will be involved in the meeting
  • Purpose of the meeting
  • Budget

Grant Deadlines


Grant Type

Closing Date

Travel/Mobility Grants 

For travel within New Zealand in 2021

Apply at anytime 


Project, Explorer, Clinician and student grants

30 September 2021

Travel grant rounds for overseas travel  On hold until further notice