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Grants are provided for health-related research projects, including those in the basic biomedical sciences. Project grants are usually for one year; equipment grants buy bench equipment or larger items for shared use within research groups.
Travel grants enable health-related research workers to attend scientific meetings in other centres, to visit research colleagues or for laboratory training in relevant research techniques.
These grants help New Zealand institutions or professional organisations to host scientific conferences in health-related fields. Priority is given to conferences with an emphasis on research and research training. Conference support grants are not available for personal travel to conferences, for which a travel grant application should be made.
It is a charitable trust dedicated to the improvement of health through the support of research and sponsorship of research trainees in the health-related sciences.
In 1980 the trust was incorporated as a charitable body under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.
The trustees have discretionary use of trust funds to advance medical or paramedical science, including research and education.
In practice, most expenditure is on research projects and the training of health research workers, including travel to scientific meetings and attendance at training courses.
The Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust was originally empowered to make a limited number of general charitable donations each year, but lost this ability when Maurice Paykel died in 2002. Since then the sole function of the trust has been to support health research.
Another trust was established by Mr Paykel to provide an independent source of funds for general charitable donations. This is a separate charitable body, incorporated in 1982 and known as the Maurice Paykel Charitable Trust. Further information about this trust is available on its website, www.paykelcharitabletrust.co.nz.