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Current open call

Catalyst: Leaders January 2021 - Applications are now open

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Royal Society Te Apārangi has opened the January 2021 Call for Catalyst: Leaders. Catalyst: Leaders supports incoming and outgoing targeted international fellowships for exceptional individuals that cannot be supported through other means.

Catalyst: Leaders provides funding for a number of pre-existing and new sub-programmes. For detailed information please refer to the Catalyst Leaders guidelines available below.

 

NOTE: If applicable, New Zealand quarantine fees for Catalyst: Leaders project team members visiting, or returning to, New Zealand for activities related to their funded Catalyst Leaders project, is an allowable expense under Catalyst: Leaders.

Funding Available

Programme

Type

Brief Description

Duration

NZ$ Funding 
(excl. GST)

Awards available per call

Sub-programme

 

 

 

 

International Leader Fellowships

 

 

Supports exceptional individuals from any country outside New Zealand to catalyse science and innovation capability and capacity in New Zealand for a minimum of 4 weeks per year for up to 3 years

1-3 years

Per annum: $20,000 Stipend

$20,000 Research support

$10,000 Host admin

Up to 3

 

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship*

 

 

 

 

Supports young and excellent New Zealand postdoctoral researchers doing research in Japan

12 – 24 months

Flights, insurance and living allowance

Up to 4

 *Please note this programme is fully funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Eligibility

  • The Proposal must be made by a New Zealand-based research organisation or a New Zealand-based legal entity representing a research organisation, unless otherwise agreed by the Society

  • In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements, the Proposal must meet all specific Sub-Programme eligibility criteria listed in the Guidelines

Closing Date

  • Applications to all programmes are now open.
  • Closing Date: Thursday 15 April 2021, 5.00 pm (NZST). 

Submit an Application

  • Applications to all programmes must be made to the Royal Society Te Apārangi via the Catalyst: Portal, please contact your Research Office for a URL Link to the Catalyst: Portal.
  • Templates are available for downloading via the Catalyst: Portal, please contact your Research Office for a URL Link to the Catalyst: Portal.
  • Catalyst Leaders Guidelines
  • For inquiries, please contact International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz