The 2022 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable funding round will open mid-July 2021

Published: 16 June 2021

We can confirm that the 2022 funding round for Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund will open mid-July 2021.

Approximately $1.6 million will be invested in projects of up to an 11 month period that:

  • engage New Zealanders with science and technology, and
  • cover one or more regions in New Zealand.

The funding available per project is between $50,000 (minimum) and $150,000 (maximum).

More information, including a Call for Proposals will be available in mid-July.  There will be a two-week registration period where applicants must register their intention before they can submit a proposal.  Proposals will be due in early September.

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Last updated: 17 June 2021