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Funding overview

An overview of the four programmes provided by Catalyst: Seeding.

Funding Opportunities Overview

Catalyst: Seeding provides funding for a number of pre-existing and new programme calls which support its objectives and the outcomes of the Catalyst Fund. An overview of included programmes and key dates are given in the tables below.

Table 1: Annual call timeline

Call

Open Date

Close Date

Programmes

JANUARY

28 January 2021

15 April 2021

  • General

APRIL*

29 April 2021

15 July 2021

  • General

JULY

29 July 2021

21 October 2021

  • General 
  • Dumont d’Urville NZ-France Science & Technology Support Programme (tbc)
  • New Zealand – Japan Joint Research Projects**

* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the bilateral New Zealand – Germany Science & Technology sub-programme has been suspended for 2021

**Note the Japanese application closing date for the Japanese collaborator may differ.

 

Please note: Specific programme information is updated at each call release.

Table 2: Catalyst: Seeding programmes

Programme

Type

Partner

Application(s) Required

Allowable expenses

NZ$ Funding

(GST exclusive)

General

International

New Zealand

Travel, research expenses, expenses related to hosting workshops

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

Sub-Programme

New Zealand – Germany Science & Technology Programme

Germany

New Zealand and Germany

Travel, research expenses, expenses related to hosting workshops

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

Dumont d’Urville NZ-France Science & Technology Support Programme 

France

New Zealand and France

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 

Japan

New Zealand and Japan

Travel, research expenses, expenses related to hosting meetings

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