This Catalyst: Strategic Call for Proposals is for joint research partnerships between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea.
The New Zealand – Korea Joint Research Partnership programme was established in 2014 to support collaborative research activities in areas of mutual interest. Projects selected for funding will demonstrate the ability to develop enduring science and innovation partnerships with world-class Korean counterparts.
MBIE will fund up to three proposals with up to $450,000 (GST excluded) each over three years. Proposed research projects must be in one of the three bilateral priority areas:
- Artificial Intelligence including Machine learning, Computer vision and imaging, and Robotics
- New Materials including Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Metallurgy and ceramics
- Health Technologies including Digital Health, Regenerative Medicine, and Biotechnology
This Call for Proposals is a bilateral initiative with the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). Applicants’ Korean counterparts must apply for their own funding through the NRF’s parallel Call for Proposals. Please check the NRF's application dates carefully as these may vary from the New Zealand Call.
Please read the investment priorities and assessment criteria in the Call for Proposal carefully. This investment will support joint research projects in the bilateral priority areas, with the overarching objective of developing enduring science and innovation collaboration partnerships with world-class Korean counterparts.
Catalyst: Strategic is one of the four 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.
Who can apply
This Call is open to public research organisations. For the purposes of this investment, a research organisation is defined as an organisation that has internal capability for carrying out research, science or technology, or related activities.
You are welcome to contact MBIE at email@example.com if you have any questions about eligibility or the Call for Proposals more generally.
The application and assessment process
Download the Catalyst: Strategic Call for Proposals for full details on the application, assessment and contracting process.