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Marsden Fund timetable

Important dates in the Marsden Fund application and assessment process for the 2020 round

Also available as a PDF: Updated 2020 funding round timetable 


Early Dec 2019

Guidelines available and web site active

Waitangi Day Thursday 6 February

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Closing date for EOIs and Marsden Fund Council Award proposals


Thursday, 27 February

Convenors provided with lists of proposals and summaries


4 – 6 March

Panellists sent EOIs


Mon 6-Thurs 9 April

Tues 14- Fri 17 April

EOI Assessment panel meetings

Easter 10-13 April

Sch hols 10-27 April

Anzac Day holiday 27 April

Tues, 5 May

Marsden Fund Council meeting


Thurs, 7 May

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

 Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June

*Wednesday, 24 June

Closing date for Full Proposals

(Updated 13 May 2020)


Fri, 3 July

Proposals sent to referees

(Updated 13 May 2020)


9 – 10 July

Full Proposals sent to Panellists

(Updated 13 May 2020)

Sch hols 4-19 July

Monday 27 July

Referee reports returned to the Marsden Fund

(Updated 13 May 2020)


Weds 5 August

Marsden Fund Council Meeting (Strategic)


Wednesday, 12 August

Referee reports available from web portal (for comment)


Wednesday 26 August

Closing date for responses to referee reports (except for reports received late)


Mon 14 – Fri 25 September

Assessment Panel meetings

Sch hols 26 Sept - 11 Oct

Thursday, 8 October


Marsden Fund Council meeting

Labour day Monday 26 Oct


TBA –Early Nov

Results announced*



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