Contracting and Variations
Information on how contracting and variations for Catalyst Fund recipients
If you have been awarded a Catalyst Fund award, you will receive notification from your Research Office.
Requests for contract variations must be submitted to International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz by the host organisation's research office. For institutions that do not have their own Contract Variation Form please use ours. Variations must be approved by the Society in response to significant changes to the proposed research project, milestones, or the active involvement of key personnel.
There is an expectation that all contracted activities will be completed before the contract completion date. The approval of contract extensions will be limited to special circumstances:
- that are clearly outside the control of all participating personnel, e.g. a medical emergency and/ or
- where the Society is convinced that an extension will materially add or sustain value from the project and all project outcomes will be achieved.
The Society therefore strongly recommends that contract holders ensure that all travel exchanges have been planned well in advance to avoid delays caused by teaching schedules etc. by either New Zealand or overseas personnel.