2020 Endeavour Fund successful proposals

We received 128 applications for research funding in the 2020 round of the Endeavour Fund and 17 were approved for funding.

The successful proposals for the 2020 Endeavour Fund were selected by the Science Board, an independent statutory Board, following review by independent experts from New Zealand and overseas.

The new contracts start on 1 October 2020.

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Successful 2020 Research Programmes

The successful Research Programmes for 2020 are listed below.

Download the full list of Endeavour Round 2020 successful projects [PDF, 367 KB]

Organisation Title Duration (years) Contract Value (GST excl)
Auckland Museum Trust Board *Te mana o Rangitāhua: A holistic approach to transform ecosystem wellbeing 5 $13,363,325
Auckland University of Technology Enhancing the impact of major urban regeneration on community wellbeing 5 $7,995,410
Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited - Trading as GNS Science Rapid Characterisation of Earthquakes and Tsunami: Fewer deaths and faster recovery 5 $13,200,000
Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited - Trading as GNS Science *Powering NZ’s Green-Hydrogen economy: Next-generation electrocatalytic systems for energy production and storage 5 $8,450,000
Massey University Creating Capacity and Capability for the New Zealand Construction Sector 5 $8,660,854
Massey University Relational resources for change – New futures for youth with complex needs 5 $6,877,579
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited Reducing flood inundation hazard and risk across Aotearoa/New Zealand 5 $15,355,360
New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd Trading as Scion *The Tree Microbiome Project: at the root of climate proofing forests 5 $13,500,000
The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited *Cyber-physical seafood systems: Intelligent and optimised green manufacturing for marine co-products 5 $16,280,000
The Research Trust of Victoria University of Wellington *High magnetic field electric propulsion for space 5 $11,613,720
University of Auckland *Waerau waikawa iti rongoā paturopi: New Generation Peptide Antibiotics 5 $9,179,085
University of Auckland *Assessing and managing the risk of carcinogenic erionite in New Zealand 4 $7,682,404
University of Otago *Public housing and urban regeneration: maximising wellbeing 5 $12,393,935
University of Otago *Solar Tsunamis: Space-Weather Prediction and Risk Mitigation for New Zealand's Energy Infrastructure 5 $15,038,728
University of Waikato Tikanga in Technology: Indigenous approaches to transforming data ecosystems 4 $6,007,260
University of Waikato *Working to End Racial Oppression 5 $10,030,790
University of Waikato *Āmiomio Aotearoa – A circular economy for the wellbeing of New Zealand 5 $10,939,795

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2020 success rates by organisation

The table below details the 2020 Endeavour Fund success rates by organisation.

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Organisation Number Applied Number Successful Success Rate (%)
AgResearch Limited 9 0 0.0%
Aqualinc Research Limited 2 0 0.0%
Auckland Museum Trust Board 1 1 100.0%
Auckland University of Technology 5 1 20.0%
Crow's Nest Research Ltd 1 0 0.0%
DairyNZ Ltd 1 0 0.0%
Gisborne District Council 1 0 0.0%
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited 1 0 0.0%
Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited - Trading as GNS Science 4 2 50.0%
Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd T/A Manaaki Whenua 6 0 0.0%
Lincoln Agritech Limited 1 0 0.0%
Lincoln University 3 0 0.0%
Massey University 6 2 33.3%
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust 1 0 0.0%
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited 5 1 20.0%
New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd Trading as Scion 9 1 11.1%
New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research Limited 1 0 0.0%
Nga Uri O Te Ngahere Trust 1 0 0.0%
Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Limited 1 0 0.0%
The Cawthron Institute Trust Board T/A The Cawthron Institute 1 0 0.0%
The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited 7 1 14.3%
The Research Trust of Victoria University of Wellington 9 1 11.1%
University of Auckland 21 2 9.5%
University of Canterbury 8 0 0.0%
University of Otago 12 2 16.7%
University of Waikato 9 3 33.3%
Verum Group Limited 1 0 0.0%
WSP New Zealand Ltd 1 0 0.0%
Last updated: 11 September 2020