10 May 2022
The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) will fund the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research $7.1M over the next two years to continue its biomedical research in cancer, asthma, allergy and microbiome research.
The funding is part of the HRC’s Independent Research Organisation (IRO) Capability Fund for IROs that exist outside of the Crown Research Institute and university sector, but are recognised by the government for doing work that’s nationally significant and deserving of more stable funding.
Professor Graham Le Gros says the HRC’s IRO funding over the years has been transformative for the Malaghan Institute in providing a stable foundation for research and discovery.
“As an independent charity, we rely on a range of funding sources, including government and philanthropic, to deliver world-class biomedical research and to translate these discoveries into health and economic outcomes of benefit for New Zealand.”
The HRC’s funding of IROs complements the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s research funding, which supports research programmes and scientific infrastructure with long-term beneficial impacts on health, the economy, environment, and society.