The Waikato Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) is a charitable foundation established in 1986 to promote, encourage and sustain medical research in the Waikato region.
It has supported research projects including studies of leukaemia, stroke, diabetes, head injury therapy, medically useful natural products, antibacterial properties of human breast milk and honey, asthma, breast cancer and coping with disability.
This research is being performed in major Waikato institutions including the University, Waikato Hospital, Ruakura Research Centre, WINTEC and at the Peter Rothwell Academic Centre at Waikato Hospital.
The Foundation is supported by donors, benefactors and Trust Waikato. A growth in the research potential of the Waikato region has led to a need for more funding.
At the Annual General Meeting held in September 2016, Dr Margaret (Maggie) Fisher agreed to remain as chairperson for the 2016/17 financial year. Thank you , Maggie!
Apply for a grant for medical and health research
2017 / 2018 NEW FUNDING:
APPLY FOR WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY CANCER SOCIETY CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2017
The Waikato Medical Research Foundation are pleased to announce that the Waikato/BOP Cancer Society has approved funding to support a Clinical Research Fellowship for 1-2 years from late 2017. Please refer to the apply for funding page.
Applications must be received by WMRF by June 30th and will be considered by the Grants Committee along with other grant applications.
Please note that referees' reports must also be received by that date.