Gravida announces new grant recipients
Gravida: National Centre for Growth and Development has awarded almost $3 million in its latest round of research funding grants for 19 short-term research projects, 21 PhD scholarships, including two joint PhD Scholarships with the Riddet Institute and the inaugural jointly-funded Heart Foundation-Gravida Postdoctoral Fellowship.
More than 85 applications for funding were received from Gravida members. These were subject to peer-review by Gravida’s extensive international network of experts.
As a government-funded Centre of Research Excellence, Gravida supports collaboration between scientists throughout New Zealand and internationally, across a range of themes and disciplines to investigate how conditions encountered in early-life affect the health and way an individual grows and develops throughout life.
In the 2013 round, Gravida researchers from the Universities of Auckland, Otago, Canterbury, Massey and AgResearch received grants for projects.
This year’s investment in 21 PhD scholarships is Gravida’s largest group of student grants in its 10- year history, and represents a strategic focus on post-graduate training.