RAP funding – what is it and how do I get it?

RAP funding – what is it and how do I get it?


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Practical advice from early- to mid-career researchers who have successfully applied for Research Accelerator Programme (RAP) funding.

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The Te Tītoki Mataora Future Leaders Module are excited to announce the first in-person installment of our speaker series: RAP funding – what is it and how do I get it?

This interactive speaker series aims to generate discussion and provide practical advice on topics relevant for early-career researchers. This session will be held live at venues across the country, and live-streamed. Join us in-person (lunch provided) or via Zoom.

In this session, you will hear from EMCRs, both brain researchers and medtech researchers, who have been awarded RAP funding in 2022. You will also hear from Denise Taylor, who is part of the assessment panel and co-lead of the RAP Executive Committee.

The RAP is a contestable acceleration programme for very early-stage health technology projects working towards clinical application and viability. If you are an EMCR working in medtech or brain research, come along and hear how you can use this fund to connect with others and strengthen your research.

Please join us on Friday 10 June at 1pm.


Dunedin: Ombrello's Kitchen & Bar, 10 Clarendon St

Wellington: Room VS2.04, VUW Te Aro Campus (Architecture and Design)

Auckland: Room 505, Building 501, Grafton Campus, University of Auckland


Denise Taylor (AUT): co-lead, RAP Executive

Victor Dieriks: Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland

Gillian McCarthy: School of Design Innovation, Victoria University of Wellington

Haruna Suzuki-Kerr: Dept of Physiology, University of Auckland

Marco Schneider: Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland