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About CoREs

Information about the Centres of Research Excellence Fund

The Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) are inter-institutional research networks, with researchers working together on commonly agreed work programmes. CoREs focus on the development of human capital, so they undertake outreach activities (for example, within the wider education system). CoREs make a contribution to national development and focus on the impact of their research.

There are currently ten CoREs which are funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) until the end of 2020. The government has announced a new CoRE selection round which will run in 2019/2020. The Royal Society Te Apārangi has been contracted by the TEC to select up to ten cores to receive funding for eight years from 1st January 2021. An Advisory Committee supported by a number of Expert Selection Panels are being formed to undertake the selection process. The Advisory Committee will be chaired by Emeritus Professor Richard Bedford QSO FRSNZ.

The 2019/20 CoREs selection round is now open

Expressions of Interest have now closed

Full proposal submission will close 12.00 p.m. NZST (midday) 28th November 2019.