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Current open call

Catalyst: Seeding July 2021 Call is open from Thursday 21 October

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Royal Society Te Apārangi has opened the July 2021 Call for Catalyst: Seeding. Catalyst: Seeding facilitates new small and medium pre-research strategic partnerships that cannot be supported through other means, and with a view to developing full collaborations that could be supported through Catalyst: Strategic over time.

For detailed information on open funding opportunities, please refer to the Catalyst Seeding Guidelines available below.

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

Funding Available




Application(s) Required

Allowable expenses

NZ$ Funding 
(GST exclusive)



New Zealand

Travel, research, expenses, expenses related to hosting workshops

Up to $80,000 in total for up to two years

New Zealand – Japan Joint Research Projects 




New Zealand and Japan

Travel, research expenses, expenses related to hosting meetings

Up to $30,000 per annum for up to two years


  • 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.

Closing Date

Applications to all programmes are open from Thursday 29 July.
Closing Date: Thursday 21 October 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 Seeding Guidelines
  • For inquiries, please contact International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz