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Recipients April 2023

Catalyst: Seeding

Funding round overview

Programme Number of received proposals Number of funded proposals
General 44 13
Dumont d'Urville 18 3
Total  62 15

Catalyst: Seeding General

New Zealand PI

Institution Project Title Funding Months Collaboration Partners Collaborator Institutions Countries
Dr Dan Bassett Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Diagnosing earthquake and tsunami hazard by CAT scanning subduction zones in New Zealand and Japan. 78,500 24 Dr Kodaira, Dr Matsubara Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) JAPAN, JAPAN
Dr Ery Hughes Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Decoding volcanic gas signals: modelling gases in the world’s most hazardous volcanoes 80,000 24 Dr Moune Université Clermont Auvergne FRANCE
Dr Holger Fiedler Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Engineering energy harvesting surfaces via ion beam modifications 80,000 24 Dr C Sherrell, Professor Šutka RMIT University, Riga Technical University AUSTRALIA, OTHER
Dr Suzanne Bull Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Developing a novel “listening” capability to enable sustained monitoring and early warning of hazardous underwater landslides. 70,000 24 Dr MA Clare, Dr SJ Watson National Oceanographic Centre, National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) UNITED KINGDOM
Dr Anna Kaiser Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Capturing site amplification in seismic design: Pilot study investigating seismic site amplification at stations of the NZ seismic network. 66,000 24 Dr M Pischiutta, Professor Cianfarra Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), University of Genova ITALY, ITALY
Professor Rainer Hofmann Lincoln University Monochromatic LED light supplementation to promote disease resistance and fruit quality in indoor cultivation: towards a sustainable production 80,000 24 Dr Landi University of Pisa ITALY
Professor Leonie Pihama Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki The Construction of the Indigenous Incarcerated Body: Māori & Indigenous Populations and the School to Prison Pipeline 80,000 24 Dr M Miller, Professor DeSantolo Ekolu Mea Nui / Hoʻōla Nā Pua, University of Technology, Sydney USA, AUSTRALIA
Dr Neill Herbert University of Auckland Developing fish swimming technology to meet the productivity, quality and welfare goals of the international fish farming industry 80,000 24 Professor CJ Brauner, Dr Black University of British Columbia, Plant and Food Research CANADA
Associate Professor Scott Graham University of Auckland Collaboration exploring ways to target paediatric brain tumours 80,000 24 Dr Tsoli Child Cancer Institute AUSTRALIA
Associate Professor Guy Warman University of Auckland Using biological clocks to predict honey bee health and reduce colony loss. 79,634 24 Professor HR Menzel, Dr Michelle Taylor, Dr MD Pawely Free University Berlin, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, Massey University GERMANY, ,
Professor Rod Dunbar University of Auckland Establishing a collaboration to study lymph node 3D architecture and function 80,000 24 Professor Coles University of Oxford UNITED KINGDOM
Dr Rachel Darnell University of Otago Understanding the functional dynamics of antimicrobial tolerance in the bacterial pathogen Enterococcus faealis 76,000 24 Dr H Strahl Newcastle University UNITED KINGDOM
Professor John Townend Victoria University of Wellington Deep learning, deep underground: new insights into earthquake phenomena from distributed acoustic sensing and machine learning 80,000 24 Professor S Miller, Professor Harmeling Australian National University, Technische Universität Dortmund AUSTRALIA, GERMANY

Dumont d'Urville - New Zealand-France Science &Technology Support Programme

New Zealand PI Institution Project Title Funding Months Collaboration Partners Collaborator Institutions Collaborator Countries      
Professor Simon Brown  University of Canterbury  Brain-like computing with networks of molecules  79,550 21 Professor Simon Tricard  National Cenre for Scientific Research (CNRS) FRANCE 
Professor David Grattan  University of Otago  Role of prolactin in sexually dimorphic regulation of adrenocortical function and response to stress  76,500  24  Professor Enzo Lalli  CNRS- UMR7275  FRANCE

Dr Susan Ellis

GNS Science  He rū o te whenua me ngā ahi tipua i Aotearoa (earthquakes and volcanoes in New Zealand): unravelling hazardous interactions in the crust using state-of-the-art numerical experiments 80,000  24  Dr Muriel Gerbault Toulouse University  FRANCE