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- Commercialisation Partner Network
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-China Strategic Research Alliance 2022
- Catalyst: Strategic New Zealand–German Aerospace Centre Joint Research Programme
- Catalyst: Strategic – Auckland Bioengineering Institute 12 Labours project
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-DLR Joint Research Programme December 2020
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-China joint research partnerships 2020/2021
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-Singapore Data Science Research Programme
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-Singapore Future Foods Research Programme
- Catalyst: Strategic - MethaneSAT atmospheric science project
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-China joint research partnerships 2019/2020
- Catalyst: Strategic – The Cyber Security Research Programme
- Catalyst: Strategic – Space 2019
- Catalyst: Strategic – NZ-Korea joint research partnerships
- Catalyst: Strategic – a collaborative biomedical science research programme with China
- Catalyst: Strategic – the New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-Germany Green Hydrogen Research Programme
- Catalyst: Strategic – Investment in health-related A.I. research in partnership with Soul Machines
- COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund
- A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara
- CREST Awards
- Participatory Science Platform
- Powering Potential programme
- Prime Minister's Science Prizes
- Rutherford Medal
- Science Media Centre
- Science Learning Hub
- Science Teaching Leadership Programme
- Talented School Students Travel Awards
- Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund
- Endeavour Fund
- Envirolink Scheme
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Capability Fund
- MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship
- National Science Challenges
- PreSeed Accelerator Fund
- Regional Research Institutes Initiative
- Strategic Science Investment Fund
- Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund
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Prime Minister's Science Prizes
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes recognise and showcase excellence in science and technology research, teaching and communications.
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Awarded annually, there are five prizes totalling a combined value of $975,000 NZ dollars.
The Prime Minister’s Science Prize
An individual or team for a transformative scientific discovery or achievement, which has had a significant economic, health, social and/or environmental impact on New Zealand or internationally.
The Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize
An outstanding emerging scientist who has had their PhD or equivalent qualification conferred within the last eight years.
The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize
A registered teacher who has been teaching science, mathematics, technology, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum to school-age children in a primary, intermediate or secondary New Zealand registered school.
The Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize
A secondary school student for outstanding achievement in carrying out a practical and innovative science research, maths, technology or engineering project.
The Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize
A practising scientist who can demonstrate an interest, passion and aptitude for science communication and public engagement, or to a person who has developed expertise in public engagement with, or communication of complex scientific or technological information to the public or science community.
Funded by MBIE, the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are administered by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.