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2019 funding round timetable

Important dates in the Marsden Fund application and assessment process

Also available as a PDF: 2019 funding round timetable


Early Dec 2018

Guidelines available and web site active

Waitangi Day Wednesday 6 February

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Closing date for EOIs and Marsden Fund Council Award proposals


Thursday, 28 February

Convenors provided with lists of proposals and summaries


6 – 8 March

Panellists sent EOIs


Mon 8 – Thurs 18th April

Assessment panel meetings

Sch hols 15-28 April

Easter 19-22 April

Wed, 8 May

Marsden Fund Council meeting


Fri, 10 May

Invitations for Full Proposals / notification of outcome of Stage 1 of Marsden Fund Council Award proposals*

 Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June

Wednesday, 19 June

Closing date for Full Proposals


Fri, 28 June

Proposals sent to referees


4 – 5 July

Full Proposals sent to Panellists

Sch hols 8-22 July

Monday, 22 July

Referees’ reports returned to the Marsden Fund


Weds 31 July - Thurs 1 August

Marsden Fund Council Meeting (Strategic) and Workshops


Wednesday, 14 August

Referees’ reports available from web portal (for comment)


Mon, 16 – Fri 27 September

Assessment Panel meetings

Sch hols 30 Sept - 14 Oct

Wednesday, 16 October


Marsden Fund Council meeting

Labour day Monday 28 Oct


TBA –Early Nov

Results announced*



* This is when they are electronically sent from the Marsden Fund.