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Arthritis New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to enable a better quality of life for
people affected by arthritis. Arthritis New Zealand works in the areas of education, public awareness,
direct support, lobbying and funding research.
The causes of most forms of arthritis are unknown. Much of the research today is focused on trying
to understand the condition and why some people are affected. By understanding what causes
arthritis researchers hope to find better methods of diagnosis, treatment and even prevention for
some of the conditions.
Arthritis New Zealand supports such research in New Zealand and research grant applications are
called for annually. They are carefully considered by our Research Grants Committee and include
independent assessment from international sources.
Arthritis New Zealand now invites applications from people or organisations involved in the field of
Rheumatic Diseases for grants from the following funds for the period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010.
National Research Fund
Arthritis New Zealand will have approximately $150,000 available in this fund for distribution in
2009/10 towards projects involving quantitative & qualitative research in the field of Arthritis.
Auckland Research Fund
Arthritis New Zealand has approximately $750,000 available in this fund for projects involving
quantitative & qualitative research in the field of Arthritis. This fund is only available to Auckland-
based applicants or for research projects conducted in the Auckland region.
Irwin Isdale Memorial Fund
Arthritis New Zealand will have approximately $4,000 available for distribution from this fund in
2009/10. This fund is available to enable trainee Rheumatologists to attend appropriate conferences
and meetings in New Zealand or Australia.
Wellington Regional Densitometry Trust – Osteoporosis Fund
Arthritis New Zealand will ha