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 2023 Investment Round Gazette Notice(external link) — gazette.govt.nz

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.

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.

Important dates

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Dates

Event

1 September 2022 Call for Proposals released
30 September 2022 Registration opens
3, 10, and 11 October 2022 Roadshows
2 November 2022, 12:00pm Closing date for Registrations
23 November 2022, 12:00pm Closing date for Concepts
Late March 2023 Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Concepts
17 May 2023, 12:00pm Closing date for Full Proposals
Mid to late September 2023 Applicants notified of Science Board funding decisions 
1 October 2023 Contracts begin

Research Programmes

Dates

Event

1 September 2022 Call for Proposals released
30 September 2022 Registration opens
3, 10, and 11 October 2022 Roadshows
7 December 2022, 12:00pm Closing date for Registrations
1 March 2023, 12:00pm Closing date for Full Proposals
Late May 2023 Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Excellence
Mid to late September 2023 Applicants notified of Science Board funding decisions
1 October 2023 Contracts begin

NB. Dates are subject to change.

Contact us

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

Essential documents

Endeavour Fund 2023 Investment Round Gazette Notice(external link) — Gazette.govt.nz

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.

College of Assessors

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: 2023 Investment Round

The Endeavour Fund Roadshows for the 2023 Investment Round were held virtually on 3, 10 and 11 October 2022. Here’s the information from the roadshows.

2023 Investment Round Endeavour Fund Roadshow presentation [PDF, 1.3 MB]

2023 Investment Round Endeavour Fund Roadshow Q&A

If you have any questions on the Endeavour Fund Roadshows, please contact endeavour.roadshow@mbie.govt.nz​.

Last updated: 13 October 2022