Funding information and opportunities
Our funding and support programmes aim to build a high-performing science and innovation system that will transform New Zealand into a more diverse, technologically advanced, smart nation.
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We work closely with a number of agencies to promote science and innovation in New Zealand.
We invest in science through contestable funding rounds. This investment supports programmes which build high-performing science and innovation systems.
The Government’s vision for the science system for 2015-2025.
The Government has committed to raising New Zealand’s research and development (R&D) expenditure to 2% of GDP over 10 years.
We use a range of funding and support programmes to invest the majority of our science and innovation funds. Each programme is supported with comprehensive documentation covering application and assessment details.