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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

30 January 2020

23 April 2020

  • General

APRIL

30 April 2020

16 July 2020

Due to Covid-19 disruptions, the April 2020 funding opportunities was cancelled.**

JULY***

30 July 2020

15 October 2020

  • General 
  • New Zealand – Japan Joint Research Projects*

* Note the Japanese application closing date for the Japanese collaborator is on 02 September.

** Due to COVID-19 the New Zealand – Germany Science & Technology Programme has been cancelled for 2020. 

*** Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Dumont d’Urville NZ-France Science & Technology Support Programme has been cancelled.  New Zealand applicants wanting to apply for unilateral support for research collaborations with French partners can apply through Catalyst Seeding General.

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