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Research Projects

View some of the projects that have been funded by HBMRF over the last 50 years. Many have contributed to significant findings and have gone on to form recommendations that have been adopted nationally and internationally.


Apply for Funding

Do you have a research project in mind that you would like to apply for funding? We have two funding rounds per year and applications can now be made online. Find our more about how to lodge your application.



hbmrf memberships

Become a member of HBMRF and help support our research initiatives. Individuals can sign up for $20 and life membership is available for $200. Corporate membership is also available. (Please contact our office for more details)



Donate to HBMRF  to help us sustain the Foundation’s role as an independent research group focused on improving the health of our region. From membership to direct donations, there are several ways you can help.


Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation

From our very young to the elderly – every day, through medical research we discover more to help us nurture, care, protect, and improve our health and quality of life.

For more than five decades the Foundation has enabled people working in our local health sector to undertake research aimed at helping improve the health of Hawke’s Bay’s community. Through the vision of our forebears and the ongoing generosity of members and supporters, the Foundation has invested more than $2.5 million in an outstanding and extensive portfolio of research. The  significant findings of some of this research have led to improvements in health, nationally and internationally.

The Foundation plays a valuable role as an independent research group focused on improving the health of the region.

By supporting the Foundation you are helping sustain and continue our very unique and important role for generations to come.


Apply for research funding

We welcome enquiries from health researchers, who seek funding for their work in supporting Hawkes Bay health outcomes. 



We need your support

Make a donation to the support the work of the Foundation and contribute to significant research findings.
Have a key role in building a healthy Hawkes Bay.