Mid-way review of the National Science Challenge

We have completed the mid-way review of the National Science Challenges in 2018.

The Science Board has agreed to fund all 11 National Science Challenges at the maximum funding amount set by Cabinet in 2013 for 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2024.

Funding for the Challenges has been allocated for 10 years in 2 x 5-year periods. The first 5-year period is until 30 June 2019. Continued funding for each Challenge for the second 5-year period starting on 1 July 2019 was subject to the results of a mid-way review. 

National Science Challenges - Science Board decisions on second period funding [PDF, 811 KB] 

We issued the following terms of reference for the mid-way review.

Terms of reference for mid-way review [PDF, 510 KB]

We formed an independent review panel for each Challenge – see below. In making its decision, the Science Board considered the review panels’ assessment of each Challenge against the assessment criteria outlined in the Gazette notice.

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Email us for further information about the mid-way review.

Review panels