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Expressions of Interest (Fast-Start and Standard)

Information on our annual funding round process for Expressions of Interest (first round) for Fast-Start and Standard applications

Preliminary proposals (Expressions of Interest) consist of a one-page description of the research with supporting information, including CVs for all named researchers.  They are submitted via an electronic application portal. In their proposal, applicants select one of the ten Marsden Fund panels to assess the proposal.  Each member of the selected panel will read and score the proposal and attend a preliminary assessment panel meeting at which the proposals are discussed and ranked.  Recommendations from the panels are presented to the Marsden Fund Council, the members of which make the final decisions on who will be invited to submit a full proposal.  The preliminary proposal round has a success rate of approximately 25%.

For further information see the Expression of Interest Guidelines.  Those wishing to apply should contact their research office to express their interest and receive log-in details for Proposals On-Line (private individuals and those at institutions without a research office should contact us directly.)