Since our inception in 1961, the Health Research Foundation - Hawke’s Bay has supported a wide array of health research. Formerly known as Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation, the foundation has entered a new era – including a new name and face (logo). This is a precursor of further growth and development of the foundation, with the sole purpose of optimising the impact of health research we (co-)fund. It is an exciting time!


We intend to continue to fund medical, physical and mental health research, and our new name better reflects this goal. Our strategic assessments fund a healthy mix of local projects as well as nationwide initiatives. As such, we seek collaborations with health partners, the commercial sector and universities across New Zealand (and abroad). We are all connected, and the Health Research Foundation intends to empower the rich knowledge researchers across the country can offer our communities.


With our sharpened identity, and an ever-growing ambition to make a difference, the foundation is well positioned to link the most talented researchers to the most pressing health issues. This is a great opportunity for parties who look for meaningful contributions and collaborations, to reach out to us:

Our board & committee

Find out how you can make a difference: