$84 million to support excellent research in science

Published: 10 November 2020

The Government is investing $84.7 million in innovative projects that will help us understand and find new ways to address a wide range of long-term issues including health, climate change, astronomy and the impact of Big Data on social equality.

This year 134 new projects are being funded through the Marsden Fund. The projects cover a diverse set of topics, ranging from exploring the connection between heart failure and diabetes, to investigating the complex interplay between Māori settlers and the ecosystems through the history of mahinga kai (traditional foods).

Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden is New Zealand’s most prestigious fund. It supports excellent research across a wide range of disciplines from Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry through to Social Sciences including Māori studies, Public Policy and Social Linguistics and the Humanities.

The full results and researcher contact details for media comment are on the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s website(external link)

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