Funding Research Applications for 2016-17

The New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is making available this year a Contestable Research Fund of $20,000 to promote research into issues that will benefit amputees.  It is anticipated that the programme would be suitable, though not necessarily limited to, summer studentships.

Applications for the 2016/17 round are now being accepted.  The NZALS likes to be able to fund more than one project each year should they meet the necessary criteria. 

Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) research on:

  • rehabilitation/gait
  • clinical aspects
  • amputee pathways
  • components/materials
  • prevention strategies - especially in the areas of vascular disease and diabetes
  • related topics with a focus on engineering/bio-mechanics

For more information and to download an application form visit: Application form

Application forms and supporting material should be sent by email to: 


Research proposals for the 2016-17 year must be received by Monday 11 July 2016.

Decisions on funding will be made by the NZALS Board and will be final, based on recommendations by the Board's Research Committee.

Applicants will be advised of a decision by Wednesday 5 October 2016.