Liggins Institute

Public funding

We hold a number of prestigious Government funded grants which support major research programmes in the Institute.

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC): Centres of Research Excellence

The Liggins Institute is the host partner for Gravida: National Centre for Growth and Development one of New Zealand’s seven centres of research excellence. Many Liggins Institute staff and students are members of Gravida and work on Gravida funded projects.

Read about our research partnership with Gravida
Visit the Gravida website
Read about Centres of Research Excellence on the TEC website


Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)

Our investigators currently hold one HRC programme grant plus a number of project grants and research fellowships, most notably:

Programme grant

  • Perinatal Care and its Long-Term Consequences
    Professor Frank Bloomfield

Project grants

  • hPOD: Preventing Neonatal Hypoglycaemia with Oral Dextrose Gel
    Professor Jane Harding
  • Antenatal magnesium sulphate: mechanisms of fetal neuroprotection
    Professor Caroline Crowther
  • Optimal glycaemic targets for gestational diabetes: The randomised trial TARGET
    Professor Caroline Crowther
  • Gestational diabetes trial of detection thresholds: Impact on health and costs
    Professor Caroline Crowther
  • ProViDe RCT: Does better early nutrition in preterm babies improve development?
    Professor Frank Bloomfield

Visit the Health Research Council website


Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ)

Current major grants administered by RSNZ

Marsden Fund

What drives reproductive development - is the male in charge?
Associate Professor mark Vickers

Visit the website for the Marsden Fund