TTM WEEKLY: SUMMER STUDENTSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY


Research Acceleration Project (RAP) Thank you to those who submitted proposals. We are now pleased to announce that the Stage II projects below have been successfully funded.



Congratulations to all the successful teams.


  • Stage I (Round V)

  • Requests for clarification have been sent. Final results will be released this week.

  • Stage II (Round II – 7 projects of 13 submissions awarded funding)

  • A computational pathology framework to improve outcome prediction for oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer - Gavin Harris et al

  • Technology for inner ear visualization towards better diagnosis and management of hearing loss - Haruna Suzuki-Kerr et al

  • Jet injection through microneedles - James McKeage et al

  • Visual acuity estimation by eye tracking enabled occluder glasses for children - Jason Turuwhenua et al

  • MindKiwi: online Mindfulness Treatment for Children and families with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Aotearoa New Zealand - Mairin Taylor et al

  • Anchorable bone plate fixation system for precise and rapid orthopaedic bone fixation - Mark Staiger et al (subject to conditions being met)

  • How blood flows to the brain – predicting brain vulnerability after mTBI with blood flow measurements - Vickie Shim et al


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Stage I and Stage II funding rounds. The RAP Exec Team will be providing one-to-one feedback to those that have been unsuccessful this time to help support new applications.


The submission cut-off for the next round of Stage I is Monday 28th November at 12pm. You can send in your proposal for this fund any time. The funding guideline documents and timeline are on our website.


The RAP Stage II guidelines are being refined based on the feedback we have received and will be published shortly.



Applications for TTM & ABI Summer Studentships 2022/2023 closing soon

  • TTM's Summer Studentship Programme provides 10-week paid studentships for Māori, Pacific, and other NZ tertiary students to experience what conducting health and medtech research is really like.

  • Further information and application details for students are online https://www.cmdt.org.nz/post/ss-2223. Complete the application form by 12pm 14 October 2022.

  • If you are interested in being a supervisor, please complete the online form by 12pm 14 October 2022.

If you have queries or feedback to share, please contact the Te Tītoki Mataora (TTM) team medtechresearchnetwork@auckland.ac.nz

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