- A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara
- CREST Awards
- Hosting opportunity for the New Zealand Science Media Centre
- 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
- Curious Minds
Science Media Centre
The Science Media Centre provides media resources promoting evidence-based and up-to-date research that helps inform public debate on important issues and raise the public visibility of research.
The Science Media Centre (SMC) is an independent, not-for-profit resource for the media that promotes evidence-based science and up-to-date research to inform public debate on the major issues of the day.
The SMC works proactively with journalists to help them cover science as well as identify the science angles in everyday news stories. They also work with the scientific community to help them interact more effectively with the media and ensure that their voices are heard on issues of national importance.
Since opening in 2008, the SMC has injected evidence-based comment into more than 12,000 news reports and informed more than 250 mainstream issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, food and water safety, climate change and stem cell research.
In December 2020 an independent evaluation of the Science Media Centre was completed.
Funded by MBIE, the Science Media Centre is hosted by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.