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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 those 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.


How Research For Life works

Research For Life funds around twenty invaluable medical research and travel grants. Last year, over $350,000 worth of grants were made to medical researchers. These grants are funded from a carefully invested pool, together with money made available from donations and bequests.

Research For Life calls for grant applications in March and September of each year. The Foundation considers appropriate applications from individuals and research groups in the Wellington region.

The Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee assesses applications to ensure that the research funded has merit and that there is a high probability of it leading to improved patient outcomes and greater wellbeing for our community. All applications for funding are subject to rigorous peer review and applications must include independent referee reports.

Research is undertaken under the supervision of experienced medical research professionals in institutions such as at the University of Otago, Wellington - School of Medicine and Health Science, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, ESR and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.




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