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Research For Life is the public face of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation Inc.

Fundamental medical research is by far the best pathway to creating both preventative strategies and treatments that transform people’s lives.

Find out more about why you, and everyone, should be supporting this great cause, here.

Our Mission

Supporting innovative quality research with a focus on funding researchers in the early stages of their careers who, through their work, will advance the quality of healthcare in the Wellington region and beyond.

Dr Max Berry at Wellington Hospital’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health,

researching at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Role of the Foundation

Research For Life is dedicated to supporting and encouraging young, talented people to engage in medical and biomedical research.

The Foundation considers appropriate applications from all medical researchers and research groups in the Wellington region. Find out more about our grant application timetable and requirements here.

The Need for Medical Research

Major discoveries in medicine have been made through fundamental and applied research. By funding such research, we aim to be at the forefront of medical knowledge and technical ability.

Projects Funded Recently

In the last financial year (to June 2018), Research for Life made 11 research grants worth around $183,000 and ten travel grants worth around $20,000.

Find out more about the medical research funded in recent years here.

Help us to Fund Medical Research in the Wellington Region

Research For Life needs your support to continue its work. Find out more about making a bequest, gift or donation here.

We are a registered charity "The Wellington Medical Research Foundation" CC10659.






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