How donations are used

We are a unique charity in that all of our operating and administration expenses are paid for by a separate charitable fund.

People choose to support our Foundation as they know that 100% of their donation goes directly into funding medical research

Your donation will help to fund the highest quality medical research projects, doctoral scholarships, postdoctoral fellowships and researcher travel grants.


Through your support, you will be providing many promising young scientists with the vital start they need to  progress in their chosen field of research. This in turn helps New Zealand to retain talented researchers and attract others back to our shores.

Your donation will help researchers at all stages of their careers. Many who have received AMRF funding  have gone on to be recognised as world-class leaders in research, both here in New Zealand and globally. Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Professor Sir Graham Liggins, Dr Shirley Tonkin, and Distinguished Professor Jane Harding are just a few of those great scientists.


Your donation supports the highest quality medical research.

At the heart of our funding excellence is our Medical Committee, a panel of internationally recognised independent clinicians and scientists who rigorously evaluate all research applications. 

All of our funding is contestable - from clinical trials and improving patient outcomes right through to blue sky research.

There is growing demand for medical research funding.

Demand for medical research funding continues to increase and we typically receive requests for over $20,000,000 every year. 

With your help, we can continue to grow the critical funding required for the future, helping to give tomorrow's generations a brighter, healthier future. 

Awarded Grants