Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Our funding

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute is supported by external research grants primarily from the New Zealand Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRCNZ), together with the Marden Fund and Centres of Research Excellence scheme administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ).

Institute members also hold international grants, in particular from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust, the European Framework 7 funding programme and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Finally, the institute has a significant stream of commercial funding from research contracts, consulting and sales of instrumentation and software licences. These activities are managed by the University’s commercial arm, Auckland UniServices Ltd.

Grant funding

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Philanthropic Support

Charitable Trusts and Foundations

ABI appreciates the significant funding support we receive from a number of charitable trusts and private benefactors. Typically these fund specific research projects and the funding is spread over several years.

We acknowledge the support received in recent years from:

  • The Hugo Charitable Trust
    For a research cluster in the area of Implantable Devices which supports the Hugo Charitable Trust Fellow and two PhD students.
  • The Nurture Foundation for Reproductive Research
  • The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand
  • The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
  • Cancer Society of New Zealand
  • Cancer Society Auckland
  • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ
  • Auckland Medical Research Foundation
  • The Wishbone Trust
  • The Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust
  • The Woolf Fisher Trust
  • NZ Lottery Grants Board
  • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disease
  • NZ Society for Gastroenterology
  • International Continence Society
  • Dairy NZ
  • Li Ka-Shing Foundation
    The Digital Human project
  • Aotearoa Foundation
    Fellowships for the Physiome Project & the Musculoskeletal Research 

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