Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-China Strategic Research Alliance 2022

The annual Catalyst: Strategic Call for Proposals for joint research partnerships between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China is made in support of the New Zealand–China Strategic Research Alliance (SRA). The SRA helps to facilitate bilateral science, research and innovation collaborations between New Zealand and Chinese research organisations.

Applications for the 2022 New Zealand – China SRA funding round closed on 31 May 2022

Results are expected to be announced in March 2023

About the programme

The New Zealand – China Strategic Research Alliance (SRA) is an annual joint funding programme that helps to facilitate bilateral science, research and innovation collaborations between New Zealand and Chinese research organisations. It is a bilateral initiative with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

MBIE will fund up to two joint research projects, one each in the bilateral priority areas of Food Science and Environmental Science. New Zealand research teams were able to apply for up to $300,000 (excluding GST) over three years, with their Chinese partners applying for their own funding through MOST.

Catalyst: Strategic is one of the 4 funding streams within the Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund supports activities that initiate, develop and foster collaborations building on international science and innovation for New Zealand’s benefit.

The assessment process

Download the Catalyst: Strategic Call for Proposals for full details on the application, assessment and contracting process.

You are welcome to contact MBIE at internationalscience@govt.nz if you have any questions about eligibility or the Call for Proposals more generally.

Essential documents

Contact us

For more information, email: internationalscience@mbie.govt.nz

Last updated: 30 September 2022