2017 Endeavour Fund

[image] Banner

The 2017 Endeavour Fund is now underway. The Fund invests in excellent research that has high potential to positively transform New Zealand’s future economic performance, sustainability and integrity of our environment, help strengthen our society, and give effect to Vision Mātauranga [PDF 360KB].

Investment Plan 2016-2019

The Endeavour Fund Investment Plan provides the strategic context and sets out investment areas for the Endeavour Fund.

How the funding will be invested

The funding will be available through two mechanisms:

Smart Ideas

This investment mechanism catalyses and rapidly tests promising, innovative research ideas with high potential for benefit to New Zealand, to enable refresh and diversity in the science portfolio. Applicants can request between $0.4 million to $1 million over the term of the two to three year contract. In 2017 we expect to invest up to $10 million per year.

The Smart Ideas application process

[image] Smart ideas investment process. Click to view full screen version.

 

Research Programmes

This investment mechanism supports ambitious, excellent, and well-defined research ideas which, collectively, have credible and high potential to positively transform New Zealand’s future in areas of future value, growth or critical need. Applicants can request over $0.5 million per year for a term of three to five years. In 2017 we expect to invest up to $38 million per year.

The Research Programmes application process

[image] Research programmes application process.  Click to view full screen version.

Read the Call for Proposals [PDF 549KB] to find out more about Smart Ideas and Research Programme. 

Key dates

Please note that the below dates may be subject to change. You can keep in touch by subscribing to our updates.

Smart Ideas


28 September 2016

Call for Proposals and Application Guidelines available

3 - 11 October 2016

Roadshow sessions

12 noon, 2 November 2016

Closing date for registrations

12 noon, 30 November 2016

Closing date for concept proposals

April 2017

Science Board decisions on concept proposals

May 2017

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions

12 noon, 14 June 2017

Closing date for full proposals

August 2017

Science Board final decisions

September 2017

Applicants notified

1 October 2017

Contracts begin

Research Programmes


28 September 2016

Call for Proposals and Application Guidelines available

3 - 11 October 2016

Roadshow sessions

12 noon, 8 February 2017

Closing date for registrations

12 noon, 9 March 2017

Closing date for proposals

May 2017

Science Board decisions on Excellence

June 2017

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions

August 2017

Science Board final decisions

September 2017

Applicants notified

1 October 2017

Contracts begin


Want to ask a question?

Our Questions and answers page has the answers to some questions about the Endeavour Round process. If your question is not covered, you can email us at investmentround@mbie.govt.nz.

Information for applicants

Everything you need to know about applying for funding through the 2017 Endeavour Round.

Read more…

Information for assessors

MBIE invites independent experts from New Zealand and overseas to assess proposals for the Endeavour Round.

Read more…

Roadshow series

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment staff travelled to seven locations around New Zealand to deliver a presentation on the 2017 Endeavour Round for the Contestable Research Fund.

Read more…

Independent assessors

This page provides applicants with the names of all independent assessors for the 2017 Endeavour Round, so that they can identify any potential conflicts of interest.

Read more…

Questions and answers

Answers to some questions about the Endeavour Round process.

Read more…

Successful proposals

MBIE's 2017 Endeavour Fund will see 68 new scientific research projects receive funding of around $250 million over the next five years.

Read more…

Success rates

Success rates per Organisation that submitted in the 2017 round of the Endeavour Fund.

Read more…

[icon] FAQ. Any questions?

Our Questions and answers page has the answers to some questions about the Endeavour Round process. If your question is not covered, you can email us at investmentround@mbie.govt.nz.

[image] subscribe.  Subscribe

Join our mailing list so you stay up to date with the latest Science and Innovation information.