Applications closed

The Royal Society of New Zealand has opened the call for the Dumont d’Urville New Zealand-France Science & Technology Support Programme in conjunction with the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. 

The name of the programme acknowledges the substantial scientific contribution made by the expeditions to New Zealand by Dumont d’Urville in the early 19th Century.

Research Fields

The broad purpose of the arrangement is to promote and support scientific and technological cooperation between New Zealand and French researchers in the public, non-government and private sectors in the following fields:

  • Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology;
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency;
  • Biodiversity; and
  • Nanosciences.


To support New Zealand-initiated activities under the Bilateral Arrangement, the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment has a total funding pool allocated of up to $88,000 (excl GST).

Costs of up to $6,000 (GST exclusive) per researcher trip may be sought for the proposed collaborative project.

Closing Date

Applications close at 5.00pm (NZST) Friday 18th September 2015.

Submit an application

Please note: The New Zealand Principal Investigator (PI) and the French PI must simultaneously make applications to the respective application administrators in both France and New Zealand. It is essential that collaborators have coordinated their applications accordingly in each country, and are fully aware of each other’s research intentions.

New Zealand-based applications must be submitted in PDF or Word format to

Application Guidelines

Previous awardees

Watch testimonies from researchers involved in the programme here:

View details of recipients of the Dumont d’Urville Programme here