Research Funding Grants 2015/16
Call for Grant Applications addressing:
“Improving Chronic Kidney Disease identification and management in the Community”
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects the lives of approximately 10% of New Zealanders it is associated with increased morbidity and mortality
- When diagnosed early and managed well progressive CKD is largely preventable
- 2015 saw the Government launch a CKD Consensus Statement (see attached) following extensive background work between the New Zealand renal community and primary care
- The end of 2015 will see the release of new electronic decision tools based on the Consensus Statement aimed at improve CKD care in the community
- KHNZ recognizes the importance of early identification of CKD and effective management to improve patient outcomes
- We are therefore seeking to support projects aligned to this initiative, aimed at improving the identification and management of CKD in the community
- Funding up to $30,000 is available for one or more projects at the discretion of the research committee of KHNZ
- For examples of projects previously funded please see the KHNZ website www.kidneys.co.nz
- Full applications should be submitted on the Application Form attached by 31st of December 2015
- Successful applicants advised by 28th of February with grants dispersed the following month
- Further information is available by contacting Kidney Health NZ at email@example.com, or free-phone 0800 KIDNEY (343 639)
RESEARCH GRANT FUNDING
Guidelines for Applicants
Kidney Health New Zealand’s vision is for “Better Kidney Health for all New Zealanders”. Kidney Health New Zealand will fund research projects which are aligned to our 2014-2017 Strategic Plan – in particular, specific criteria identified annually as part of Kidney Health New Zealand’s annual planning process (see below).
Please note the following:
- Kidney Health New Zealand funds research projects for terms not exceeding two years.
- Research proposals should demonstrate alignment with Kidney Health NZ’s Strategic Plan (http://www.kidneys.co.nz/resources/file/strategic_plan_final_october_2014.pdf) and identified annual research priorities. These priorities will be determined by the Board around the middle of each calendar year – and details of the current grant round’s priorities are available by contacting Kidney Health NZ. Strong preference will be given to proposals that align with these priorities.
- The maximum value of any individual grant is determined annually, depending on the total grant funding available for disbursement in that year’s funding round. Details of previous year’s grants approved are available on the Kidney Health New Zealand website – www.kidneys.co.nz
- Kidney Health New Zealand does not fund equipment, IT expenses, or travel to conferences.
- An applicant must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident currently residing in New Zealand.
- Applications for Research Grant Funding should be made to Kidney Health New Zealand, PO Box 20072, Christchurch on the Research Grant Application Form, and submitted by 31st December.
- All applications will be considered by the Research Grant Funding Subcommittee, who will submit their recommendations to the Kidney Health New Zealand Board by no later than 31st January.
- Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 28th February.
- Wherever possible, any research funding disbursements will be made to successful applicants by 31st March.
- Successful applicants will be required to submit a progress report to Kidney Health NZ every six months and a final report within three months of the completion of the project. This is a condition of the research grant funding approved, and failure to comply may jeopardise continuing funding of the research project.
- A copy of any publication arising from the research funding grant will be made available to Kidney Health NZ, and Kidney Health NZ’s funding support will be acknowledged in any such publication(s).
- Kidney Health NZ reserves the right to publish information concerning the purpose(s) and results of any research grant funding approved.
Grants Funded for 2014
Hawkes Bay District Health Board
Home Dialysis PhD project - "The Home First Study: Patient Qualitative Interviews"
$8,000 - One year grant
Hawkes Bay District Health Board
"Kidney Outreach Team for High Risk Diabetic Kidney Disease"
$12,800 - Two year grant
Kidney Health New Zealand Educational and Travel Grants Awarded in 2013
Tessa Averill a Registered Nurse for the Hawkes Bay DHB was awarded $1,000 to attend the 2014 Home Therapies Conference in Melbourne.
Julie Lawrence a Registered Nurse for the Hawkes Bay DHB was awarded $1,000 to attend the 2014 Home Therapies Conference in Melbourne.
Jason Wei a Technical Advisor at Auckland City Hospital was awaded $2,000 to attend the International Congress of International Society of Haemodialysis in Okinawa Japan in 2014.
Lucy Robinson a Clinical Psychologist at Starship was awarded $2,000 to attend the 2014 European Working Party on psycho-social aspects of children with chronic renal failure in Portugal.
Lynne Olson a Renal Dietition at Auckland City Hospital was awarded $1,000 to attend the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting in Las Vagas in April 2014.
Helen Hoffman a Predialysis/Vascular Access Co-ordinator at Wellington Hospital was awarded $2,000 for a preceptorship to spend a week with Liz Josland at St Georges Hospital in Sydney.
Rosella Tariq a Renal Nurse at Auckland City Hospital was awarded $500 to attend the Asian Chapter Conference in Taiwan 2014
Peggy Zhang a Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse at Auckland City Hospital was awarded $2,000 to attend the ISPD Asian Chapter Conference in Taiwan 2014
Kidney Health New Zealand Educational and Travel Grants Awarded in 2012
Stella Friedlander a Dietitian at Starship Hospital has been awarded $2,000 to attend the Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle in March 2013.
Devin Mynett a Pre-dialysis Nurse for the Auckland District Health Board has been awarded $2,000 to attend the Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle in March 2013.
Kathy Wintrup a Nurse for the Southern DHB has been awarded $750 to attend the Nephrology Educators Network meeting on the Gold Coast in February 2013.
Rachael Walker a Nurse Practitioner for the Hawkes Bay DHB has been awarded $1,000 to attend the Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle in March 2013.
Suzanne Joynt a Charge Nurse Manager for the Auckland District Health Board has been awarded $2,000 to attend the International Society of Haemodialysis Conference in Buenos Aires in September 2013.