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 2020 Investment Round Gazette Notice(external link)

The application and assessment process

Smart Ideas

Smart ideas application process image

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 2020 Investment Round [PDF, 2.4 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, Concepts and Full proposals.

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

Endeavour Fund Call for Proposals 2020 Investment Round [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Important dates

Smart Ideas

1 October 2019

Call for Proposals released

8 - 22 October 2019

Roadshows

6 November 2019 | 12 noon

Closing date for registrations

27 November 2019 | 12 noon

Closing date for Concepts

Mid-April 2020

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Concepts

27 May 2020 | 12 noon

Closing date for Full proposals

Mid-September 2020

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Final

1 October 2020

Contracts begin

Research Programmes

Early October 2019

Call for Proposals released

8 - 22 October 2019

Roadshows

11 December 2019 | 12 noon

Closing date for registrations

4 March 2020 | 12 noon

Closing date for Full proposals

Mid-May 2020

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Excellence

Mid-September 2020

Applicants notified of Science Board decisions | Final

1 October 2020

Contracts begin

NB. Dates are subject to change.

Essential documents

Endeavour Fund Call for Proposals 2020 [PDF, 2.4 MB] 

 

The information required to prepare and submit a proposal.

Endeavour Fund Investment Plan 2019-2021 [PDF, 565 KB]

 

The strategic context and investment areas for the Endeavour Fund.

Endeavour Fund 2020 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.

National Statement of Science Investment 2015-2025 [PDF, 1.8 MB] 

 

The New Zealand Government’s science investment strategy

Vision Mātauranga [PDF, 359 KB] 

 

The policy framework for unlocking the innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people for the benefit of New Zealand

Science Investment  Contract template [PDF, 253 KB]

 

The Investment Contract template sets the terms and conditions under which funding is provided by us to the contracting organisation.

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.

Contact us

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

Last updated: 30 July 2019