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Marsden Fund timetable

Important dates in the Marsden Fund application and assessment process for the 2024 round


2024 Marsden Funding Round Timetable

Also available as a PDF file

Early Dec 2023

Guidelines available and web site active

Waitangi Day holiday Monday 6 February

Tues 20th Feb

Closing date for EOIs and Marsden Fund Council Award proposals (noon)


By Mon 26th Feb

Convenors provided with lists of proposals and summaries


By Monday 4th March

Panellists sent EOIs


3-5 and 8-12 April

Assessment panel meetings


Easter 29 March – 1 April

School hols 13 to 28 April

Anzac Day Thursday 25  April

Tuesday, 7 May

Marsden Fund Council meeting


Thursday, 9 May

Invitations for Full Proposals


Thursday 16 May

Deadline for referee exclusions for Full Proposals and Stage 2 MFCA Proposals

King’s Birthday Monday 3 June

Thursday, 20 June

Closing date for Full Proposals (noon)


Monday, 1st July (or earlier if ready)

Proposals sent to referees

Matariki Friday 28 June

4-5 July

Proposals sent to panellists

School hols 6-21 July

Monday, 22 July


Referee reports returned to the Marsden Fund


Wednesday, 7 – Thursday 8 August  

Marsden Fund Council Meeting (Strategic)


Wednesday, 14 August

Referee reports available from web portal (for comment)


Wednesday, 28 August

Deadline for applicant responses (noon)


Mon 16– Fri 27 Sept

Assessment Panel meetings

School hols 28 Sept-Sun 13 Oct

Thursday, 10 October

Marsden Fund Council meeting

Labour day Monday 28 October

TBA – Approx early November

Results announced