Science for Technological Innovation Call for Proposals - Seed Projects

Call for Proposals - Seed Projects

National Science Challenge - Science for Technological Innovation

Kia kotahi mai - Te Ao Pūtaiao me Te Ao Hangarau

To help realise its vision of a vibrant, prosperous, technology driven New Zealand, the National Science Challenge for Technological Innovation is putting out a call for Seed Project proposals.

Seed Projects are about clever science applied to a potentially disruptive technology area.  Successful proposals will need to align with Challenge research themes. They will bring in new ideas and increase the number of researchers in the Challenge community. Any New Zealand-based researcher not involved with the Challenge whose project isn’t already funded can apply.

Each successful application will receive up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of three years.
In 2016 the Challenge will fund 8-10 projects with some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Alignment to Challenge themes (not  Portfolios or Spearheads)
  • Novel stretch science
  • Potential to Contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth
  • Social science aligned to building New Zealand’s innovation capacity

Researchers who want to discuss their ideas with Challenge Management are encouraged to attend one of the Challenge’s April roadshows. These will be held in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. To find out dates and venues contact the Challenge team.

Applications close at the end of May and can be made through the IMS Portal. If you are a first time user contact your Research Office to find out how to get a log-in. 

 Successful applicants will be notified in mid-July 2016 and can commence research from August 2016.


Key Dates

CfP released and portal opens

4 April 2016

National roadshows for CfP

Mid-April 2016

Applications close

31 May 2016

Initial screening including eligibility

Early June 2016

Assessment of proposals

June 2016

Successful applicants notified

Mid-July 2016

Seed projects start

as soon as possible from 1 August 2016


Visit the Callaghan Innovation website to find out more

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