New Zealand: Applications Open for $59.5 million of funding for innovative research
Last Updated: 25 February 2012

The Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) is to invest up to $59.5 million in innovative research that will benefit New Zealand.

This is MSI's first major investment round and will support the whole continuum of research, from discovery through to application1.

In a one-stage investment process, researchers submit a complete description (a proposal) of their proposed research.

The six research areas that MSI will invest in are:

  • Energy and Minerals research - April 3
  • Health and Society research - April 3
  • Environmental research - April 4
  • High Value Manufacturing and Services research - April 4
  • Hazards and Infrastructure research - April 5
  • Biological industries research - April 5

The funding will be made available in October this year.

Further detail about this round and the six research areas can be read on MSI's website.


1 In most jurisdictions patent applications are subjected to an examination process to determine whether the subject matter is novel and inventive. The terms "application", "pending" or "patent application" are used to describe the status of the application up to grant.

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