Research

Each year Arthritis New Zealand funds a range of research with the overriding aim “improving the life of every person affected by arthritis”.

In 2018 our research funding programme was directed at increasing the number of student Summer Scholarships to six and also funding a much-demanded update of economic data called “The Economic Cost of Arthritis in New Zealand, 2018”. This report was launched in Parliament and is available by clicking the Reports tile below. In 2020 we funded the “Evaluation of Gout Stop and Owning My Gout Management Programmes” which is also available in the Reports section.

Earlier in 2021 we completed a review of our organisation’s research strategy. This enabled us to produce a “Research Action Plan” for the years 2021 to 2023 and is available to view by clicking the tile below entitled Arthritis New Zealand Research Objectives and Research Action Plan (2021-2023). Our current Research Objectives are also outlined in this new section.

In October 2021 we also opened our inaugural Arthritis New Zealand Lupus/SLE Postdoctoral Fellowship round for Expressions of Interest. This significant new research funding opportunity has been made available through an extremely generous bequest by the late Dorothy Ashbolt.

Lastly, we encourage all researchers working in the wider arthritis-related field to contact our Research Manager Dr Richard Griffiths using the contact form below if they would like to discuss any research projects they are planning or have any questions about our research funding programme.

 

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External Research Grants

The 2023/2024 Arthritis NZ External Research Grants round is open from Friday 1 December 2023 and will close at 5pm on Thursday 29 February 2024.  

Lupus/SLE Postdoctoral Fellowship

This significant new research funding opportunity has been made available through an extremely generous bequest by the late Dorothy Ashbolt.

Summer Scholarships

Arthritis NZ awards up to six Summer Scholarships each year to the value of $6,000. Our 2023/2024 round
for this funding opportunity is now open.

Research Objectives and Action Plan 2021-2023

Arthritis New Zealand has developed a proactive and translational research programme that includes clinical, social and economic research. Find out the research objectives and action plan for 2021 to 2023. 

Reports

Read and download reports related to arthritis, including the economic cost of arthritis, and various health reports by stakeholders.

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