Application and assessment information for the Endeavour Fund

How to apply for funding through the Endeavour Fund and how applications are assessed.

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Who can apply?

Proposals must meet the eligibility criteria set out in the Gazette Notice.

Endeavour Fund 2022 Investment Round Gazette Notice(external link)

The application and assessment process

Smart Ideas
Smart ideas application process

The funding application process comprises Registration, submission of Concepts, and then if invited, submission of Full Proposals.

We won't accept proposals from applicants who have not registered.

You must meet the deadlines when submitting your Registrations, Concepts and Full Proposals.

Refer to the Call for Proposals for full details on how to apply.

Endeavour Fund Call for Proposals 2022 investment round [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Research Programmes
research programmes application process

The funding application process comprises Registration and submission of Full Proposals.

We won't accept proposals from applicants who have not registered.

You must meet the deadlines when submitting your Registrations and Full Proposals.

Refer to the Call for Proposals for full details on how to apply.

Endeavour Fund Call for Proposals 2022 investment round [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Important dates

Smart Ideas

1 October 2021

Call for Proposals released

4, 11 and 12 October 2021

Roadshows

2 November 2021, 12:00pm

Closing date for Registrations

25 November 2021, 12:00pm

Closing date for Concepts

Late-March 2022

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Concepts

18 May 2021, 12:00pm

Closing date for Full Proposals

Mid-September 2022

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Final

1 October 2022

Contracts begin

Research Programmes

1 October 2021

Call for Proposals released

4, 11 and 12 October 2021

Roadshows

9 December 2021, 12:00pm

Closing date for Registrations

1 March 2022, 12:00pm

Closing date for Full Proposals

Late-May 2022

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Excellence

Mid-September 2022

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Final

1 October 2022

Contracts begin

NB. Dates are subject to change.

Contact us

For more information, email endeavour@mbie.govt.nz

Essential documents

Endeavour Fund 2022 Investment Round Gazette Notice(external link)

The criteria for eligibility and assessment of proposals, the total value of funding available, the funding mechanisms, and the value and duration of investments under those mechanisms.

Conflicts of interest

The names of all independent expert assessors for the Endeavour Fund are published on the College of Assessors page.

If you identify a potential conflict of interest with your proposal, you must email us immediately with the following details so we can reassign assessors if necessary.

  • your proposal reference
  • your contact phone number
  • the assessor’s name or names
  • the reason for your concern.

Endeavour Fund Roadshows: 2022 Investment Round

The Endeavour Fund Roadshows for the 2022 investment round were held virtually on on 4, 11 and 12 October, 2021.

Endeavour Fund Roadshows webinar
Endeavour Fund Roadshows 2022 Investment Round questions and answers
Last updated: 01 November 2021