Applications closed

29 September Update: The Royal Society of New Zealand advises applicants that 2015 notification of results are expected to be released by mid-October.

Please contact your institutional Research Coordinator or for any inquiries

The Royal Society of New Zealand, in partnership with the Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE – Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food) and the International Bureau of BMBF (IB-BMBF), has opened the call for the 2015 New Zealand-Germany Science & Technology Programme.


The programme supports collaboration between New Zealand and German researchers with up to $6,000 (GST exclusive) available in respect of any single trip from New Zealand to Germany. Two types of applications under this programme will be considered:

  • Single activity applications which support activities that facilitate new international linkages or new activities.
  • Applications for two-year collaborative exchanges, which involve new linkages or new activities aimed at fostering substantial projects.

Funding under this programme supports travel-related costs and does not fund direct research costs. Reciprocal costs for German researchers travelling to New Zealand to work on supported projects will be covered by similar German funding schemes. For more information please refer to the guidelines below.

Research fields

In 2015, the following research fields will be given priority under this programme:

  • Health;
  • Food/Agriculture/Biosciences;
  • Environment;
  • Advanced Manufacturing;
  • Marine and Polar Research;
  • Sustainable Cities (including Renewable Energy)

Closing Date

Applications close on Friday 15 May 2015 at 5.00 pm (NZST).

Submit an application

Please note: The New Zealand Principal Investigator (PI) and the German PI must simultaneously make applications to the respective application administrators in both Germany 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.

Please submit your application in PDF format to

Application Guidelines