Opportunities for HRC Funding 2014

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Opportunities for HRC Funding 2014

Investment Processes

Overview


Annual Funding Round 2014


Career Development Awards


Research Investment Streams


Contract types & Budgets


Application & Assessment Processes


Tips for Grant Writing


Contract Responsibilities

Mission: Benefiting NZ through health
research


Established as a Crown Entity by the Health
Research Council Act (1990)


Responsible to Minister of Health


Funding for research mainly from Vote Science &
Innovation through MBIE


Supports ~ 30 organisations and ~ 2,800
researchers

HRC Secretariat

Dr Robin Olds, Chief Executive


Rachel Brown, Group Manager, Māori Health Research


Dr Vernon Choy, Group Manager, Investment Processes


Melanie Duncan, Group Administrator, Investment Processes


Dr Deming Gong, Project Manager, Public Health Research


Stacey
Pene
, Project Manager, Biomedical/Clinical Research


Katie Evans and Lucy Pomeroy are on 12 months maternity leave



Dr Tania Pocock, Group Manager, Research, Policy, Strategy & Evaluation


Dr Nuhisifa Seve
-
Williams, Project Manager, Pacific Health Research



Vivien Lovell, Knowledge Management & Information Systems

Finance & Corporate Services, Ethics, Communications, Research
Partnerships



Research Investment Streams

Research Policy, Strategy & Evaluation

Dr Tania
Pocock

Research Investment Streams


Health and
Wellbeing in NZ

Understanding
health and
preventing illness &
injury


Improving
Outcomes in Acute
& Chronic
Conditions in NZ




Rangahau


Hauora Māori

Building
Māori


knowledge
&


capability

to
address


Māori health issues


Research for NZ
Health
Delivery

Immediate impact on
health
policy, clinical
-
decision
-
making
&/or service delivery


Applied

Basic

End
-
users
involved

Investment Signals

Purpose

Scope (what’s in & what’s out)

Goals

Priorities (only HW and IOACC)

Research characteristics (RNZHD)

Examples


Research areas in scope


Research better aligned with other RIS


FAQ




Selection of RIS


All applications


Apply to one RIS


Where research will have greatest impact on Goals and
priorities


Programmes


Can span RIS, but must state primary RIS


Not in HD


HRC will not reallocate applications


Consider registering in others if uncertain


2014 ACs may penalise proposals in wrong RIS


Max score of 1 for ‘
Impact’

criterion if ‘out of scope’


Read Investment
Signals



Avoid Falling into Wrong RIS

Contracts and Budgets

Results from FR2013


and

Budgets for FR2014

Results 2013: Programmes


24
registered


18

applications in 7 Science Assessing Committees (SACs)


9

considered fundable by SACs


5

fundable by Programme Assessing Committee


5

funded (~ 30%)


1 HW


4 IOACC


Results 2013: Project EOI Applications


370 EOI in 4 RIS assessed by 11 committees


111 invited to submit full applications

HD

HW

IOACC

RHM

Total

EoI

47

139

162

22

370

Full

17

34

49

11

111

%

36.2

24.5

30.3

50

30

Results 2013: Project Full Applications


110 applications assessed by 8 SACs


33 Funded (30%)


RIS

HD


HW

IOACC

RHM

Total

Fundable

6

16

31

4

57

Not Fundable

9

18

19

7

53

Total

15

34

50

11

110

Funded

6

7

16

4

33

%

40

20.6

32.6

33.3

30

2014 Funding Round Budget

Contract

Type

$M

#

Programme

25

5

Project

33

33

Emerging Researcher First
Grant


1.5

10

Feasibility
Study


1.0

6

Explorer Grant


0.45

3

Programme


Objectives


Support the long
-
term development of a health field


Fund research with strategic, long
-
term vision


Budget


$5M, 5 years


Eligibility


>

3 Named Investigators with peer reviewed
contracts/track record


may hold other grants


Assessed by both SAC and PAC committees





R
equirements for Programme Director


PRG Director with ≤1 year remaining; or


PRG director in last 5 years; or


First NI on ≥2 PRJ grants from HRC or equivalents in last 4
years; or


First NI
on 1 HRC project
begun

in last 2 years, leading ≥ 2
First NI on PRJ grants from HRC or equivalents in the last 4
years;


≥ 0.2 FTE to this PRG; and


Employed by a NZ organisation and residing in NZ

Programme


Not available for Health Delivery RIS


Permission may be given for a Programme bid from
a team not meeting the PRG criteria


consultation with HRC before registration


specific research domains; e.g. a clinical trial



HRC currently has 27 active programmes


16 are 5 year contracts


6

PH/9 BM/1 MH

Project


two
-
stage application: EOI and Full


Objective:
Support individuals/Teams to address
well
-
defined research questions



Budget: ≤$1.2 M, generally for 3 years


for shorter contracts, budget at average $0.4 M pa


FR2013: Average budget = $1.0 M





Emerging Researcher First Grants

Full Application: 30 August


27 September 2013



Objective: Working expenses for emerging researchers


Budget: ≤$150,000, ≤3 years


Excludes support for a postgraduate degree


Eligibility of PI:


without
a contract for research expenses of ≥$100,000


normally no more than 6 years from attaining a postgraduate degree


Applicants
must justify how they fit this
category


Developing an independent research
stream


FR2013 results: 10/34 applications (30%)

Feasibility Study


Full Application:
30 August


27
September 2013



Objective:
Support small studies that test feasibility
issues affecting a planned, larger study


Budget: ≤$150,000, 12 months


Eligibility:
Public health or clinical research


FR2013: 6/31 funded (~
20%)

Explorer Grant

Full Application:
11 October


1 November 2013



Objective: provide seed support for transformative
research ideas at an early stage


Budget:
<
$150,000 working expenses,
<

24
months


Eligibility: host support, RIS


FR2013: 3/116 funded


Career Development Awards


Clinical Practitioner Research Fellowship (CPRF)


Sir Charles
Hercus

Health Research Fellowship


Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF)


Foxley

Fellowship


Girdlers’ New Zealand HRC Fellowship



Māori Health Research Career Development Awards


Pacific Health Research Career Development Awards






Clinical Practitioner Research
Fellowship

Registration/Application: 5 June


3 July 2013


Objective


Strengthen health care practice and health services


Support translation of research into clinical practice


Budget


$50K/year expenses,
<

5 years


Eligibility


Citizens/residents been engaged in clinical practice for
10
-
20 years, leadership, 0.3
-
0.5 FTE


FR2013: 2/10 funded




Sir Charles
Hercus

Health Research
Fellowship

Registration/Application: 5 June


3 July 2013


Objective:


Intended to build future capability to conduct world
-
class
research


Support research stars whose scientific fields have the
potential to contribute to health/economic goals for
government’s investment


Budget: ≤ $0.5M, ≤ 4
yrs



Eligibility: Citizens/residents, 4
-
8 years post
-
PhD, 0.5
-
1.0 FTE


FR2013: 3/13 funded


Clinical Research Training Fellowship


Registration/Application: 5 June


3 July 2013



Objectives:


support health professionals to undertake a PhD or
equivalent


provide a training that will combine academic research
with course clinical experience


Budget:
≤$250,000 (pro rata if <3 years)


Eligibility: Citizens/residents, medical/dental graduates,
psychologists and nurses


FR2013: 7/18 funded


Foxley

Fellowship

Registration/Application: 5 June


3 July 2013



Objectives


enable health professionals to undertake a sabbatical in NZ


enhance links between HRC
-
funded research and health care
delivery and/or health policy


Budget: Salary +
<
$20,000 research costs, 1
-
2 years


Eligibility:
>

0.2 FTE, health professionals with
>

5 years
experience

Not to be used to fund a degree

Girdlers’ New Zealand HRC Fellowship



Objective


provide advanced research experience


bring benefit to the health sciences in NZ


Budget: ~£45,000 pa (salary + other costs, travel), 2 years


Eligibility: citizen, PhD or equivalent,
<

5 years experience

Registration/Application: 5 June


3 July 2013

HRC funding and ethical approval


Required for release of funding


Cannot

be extended from one contract to another


Should be specifically linked to HRC contract
number


More information
www.hrc.govt.nz



Research contract obligations








Final reports from past 5 years required at full application


Media/News
items (Suzy Botica: sbotica@hrc.govt.nz)


On
-
line reporting process
-

data


Use top menu bar to update outputs for your profile



Select research contract


Enter info: milestones, progress
etc





Select outputs in main menu
specific to contract



Online reporting process
-

submission

Completed
: PI click to finish report


Forwarded
: PI
forward
report to RO (PDF generated)


Signed off
: RO
sign
off report
&
submit
to the HRC

Final reports & future impact



HRC retains 3 month payments until report received


Compliance could determine future funding





Includes discoveries & achievements, workforce development,
outcomes & impact, dissemination & knowledge transfer


Help identify newsworthy findings &
demonstrate the benefits
of funding health research & continued investment


Note
all
outputs specific to contract


reported to Ministry



(Publications, impacts on policy, conference, media)





Submitting Your Project Expression of Interest
(EOI)

www.hrc.govt.nz

EASY

On
-
line submission system, EASY


Must
log on


If
a new user
-

create
a
user
account


Research Office can
reset passwords


Project EOI Forms
(
GA214S, RHM214S)


Section 1: General Information



Section 2: Proposed Research



Section 3: CV



Section
4: Lay Summary
(design
method, e.g.
RCT)



Section 5: Research Classifications

EOI Form: GA214S

Section 2 Proposed Research


HW, IOACC, HD RIS



3 pages
limit + 1 page for references


Rationale for Research


Design & Methods


Research Impact


Responsiveness to
Māori


Expertise & Track Record

Submitting Your Full Application

www.hrc.govt.nz

EASY


Forms and Guidelines


Programme, PA214


Project,
GA214F


Feasibility Study, FS214


Emerging Researcher First Grant, FG214


Career Development Award, HRC
-
CDA


Explorer Grant, EX214



Budget file, HRC214budget.xls




See separate guideline document for each

Tips for grant writing


Think about writing your grants earlier


Ensure grants are well written, with well
-
structured
paragraphs


Make your objectives clear, realistic and achievable


Include design and power
calculation
details at
EOI
stage


Experience with techniques/preliminary data


Include an appropriate budget and timeline


Describe your impact on RIS (only have to meet one goal)


Provide
appropriate
responsiveness to Māori

Tips for grant writing


Good team with appropriate FTE, skills and collaborations


Sell your team more and give more background to why
someone is
needed


Engage with stakeholders and end
-
users


Clear roles of NZ NIs within a large international study


Remember SAC includes discipline specific and broadly
experienced members


Read Generic Feedback after EOI stage

http
://
www.hrc.govt.nz/news
-
and
-
media/news/generic
-
feedback
-
eoi
-
stage
-
2014
-
annual
-
funding
-
round


Check spelling and grammar, and have it proof read




Application & assessment process for
Projects

Registration

9 July 2013

SAC


SAC



Outcome

June 2014


Full
Application


20 Nov 2013

External
review

Rebuttal

26 Feb
-
7
Mar
2014

EOI

26 July 2013

EOI
results:

7 Oct 2013

Work to Research Office due dates!

GAC


HRC Board

Application & assessment process for
Programmes

Registration

29 Aug 2013

SAC


Outcome


June 2014

External review

Rebuttal

26 Feb
-
7
March
2014



Full Application


16 Oct 2013


Work to Research Office due dates!

PAC



GAC


Board

Application & assessment

process for
ERFG/FS

SAC


(
ERFG/FS)


Rebuttal (ERFG)

14
-
24 Feb 2014

External review
(ERFG)

Registration


29 Aug 2013

Full
Application


27 Sept 2013


Outcome
May 2014


Work to Research Office due dates!

Board

Science Assessing Committees (SAC)


Project EOI

~12 SAC with ~10
-
12 members


Project

~ 9 SAC with ~ 6
-
10 members


Programme



1 PAC: multi
-
disciplinary



Emerging Researcher First Grant


Feasibility Study


Career Development Award


Explorer Grant


Grant Approval Committee (GAC)


Recommend Fundable Projects/PRG to HRC Board


Guided by


Ranked SAC scores


RIS budgets (flexible)


Split between Projects & Programmes



Changes for 2014


Eligibility for Clinical Practitioner Research Fellowship


Emerging Researcher First Grant (Eligibility,
Assessment)


NIs
cannot

be added after due date of Project EOI
registration


Details all updated in Peer Review Manual and

CDA Peer Review Manual and Guidelines

Any queries?


Peer Review Manual/CDA Peer Review Manual
2013


Guidelines


www.hrc.govt.nz

info@hrc.govt.nz



Email: firstinitialsurname@hrc.govt.nz

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