What we do
Here at Auckland Medical Research Foundation, we are dedicated to supporting medical research within New Zealand. Our key focus is to financially support medical researchers and their projects led out of the greater Auckland region, assist in furthering their international collaborations and gaining invaluable off-shore knowledge along with repatriating our kiwi medical researchers, scientists and doctors back to New Zealand. We do this through the use of project grants, fellowships, scholarships, travel grants and more, made possible by the generosity of our benefactors and donors.
Our donors supports research across the full spectrum of medical and health sciences.
Our selection standards have been uniformly high ever since 1955 thanks to the highly qualified and experienced clinicians and scientists who have donated their time to serve on our Medical Committee.
While many researchers receive government funding for their work, it is never sufficient. Without additional support from within the community, the majority of research would not progress beyond the initial investigation stage.
Currently, we are only able to fund approximately 20% of the grant applications we receive.
The relationships we build with individuals and organisations are vital to be able to grow the proportion of research we are able to fund in the future.
Please join us in our mission to provide funding to keep our very talented researchers working at home here in New Zealand and to attract those overseas to come back.
Many medical scientists who received AMRF funding in the early parts of their careers have subsequently gone on to establish international careers and be recognised with distinguished awards in New Zealand. These include:
Prof Innes Asher
Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes
Prof Garth Cooper
Prof John Fraser
Prof Sir Peter Gluckman
Prof Jane Harding
Prof Kaye Ibbertson
Prof Sir Graham Liggins
Prof Robyn North