2018 Endeavour Fund

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The 2018 Endeavour Fund is now underway.

The Endeavour 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].

Key documents

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

The Call for Proposals 2018 contains the information required to prepare and submit a funding proposal.

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 2018 we expect to invest up to $15 million per year.

The Smart Ideas application process

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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 2018 we expect to invest up to $43 million per year.

The Research Programmes application process

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Read the Call for Proposals 2018 [PDF 1.6MB] 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


Early October 2017

Call for Proposals 2018 available - includes application and portal guidelines

16 - 27 October 2017

Roadshow sessions

6 November 2017

Closing date for registrations*

29 November 2017

Closing date for concept proposals*

Mid-April 2018

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | concepts

28 May 2018

Closing date for full proposals*

Mid-September 2018

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | final

1 October 2018

Contracts begin

Research Programmes


Early October 2017

Call for Proposals 2018 available - includes application and portal guidelines

16 - 27 October 2017

Roadshow sessions

1 February 2018

Closing date for registrations*

5 March 2018

Closing date for proposals*

Mid-May 2018

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions |  excellence

Mid-September 2018

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | final

1 October 2018

Contracts begin


* Closing time 12 noon

Information for applicants

Everything you need to know about applying for funding through the 2018 Endeavour Fund.

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Independent assessors

This page provides applicants with the names of all independent assessors for the 2018 Endeavour Fund, so that they can identify any potential conflicts of interest.

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