The funding process

MBIE uses a range funding and support programmes to invest the majority of its science and innovation funds. Each programme is supported with comprehensive documentation covering application and assessment details.

Funding applications are submitted to MBIE and processed in the Investment Management System, a secure online portal.

The Science Board is responsible for making independent investment decisions on funding proposals for research, science and technology and related activities that are referred to them by MBIE's chief executive. This includes funding for the National Science Challenges.

Holders of science-led contracts are required to submit an Annual Report on the outputs and outcomes of activities undertaken/produced during the preceding 12 months.

Annual reporting guidelines

Holders of research contracts are required to submit an Annual Report on the outputs and outcomes of activities undertaken/produced during the preceding 12 months.

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Science funding dates

The science funding calendar brings together funding dates in one calendar for MBIE, the Royal Society and the Health Research Council.

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Who got funded

Who got funded lists grants for scientific research and associated activities made by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

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IMS Portal

The Ministry uses the Investment Management System (IMS, also known as the "Portal") to receive, approve and contract funding applications.

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Science Board

MBIE’s Science Board is responsible for making decisions to allocate funding for research, science and technology and related activities.

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