Application and assessment information for the New Zealand in Space Exhibition

How to apply for funding for the New Zealand in Space Exhibition investment opportunity and how applications are assessed.

Who can apply

For a proposal to be considered for assessment it must meet the eligibility criteria for proposals as set out below in the New Zealand in Space Exhibition Call for Proposals.

Proposals that we consider don't meet these criteria will be declined for funding on eligibility grounds.

The application and assessment process

All eligible proposals will be assessed by an MBIE-appointed assessment panel against the Fund’s assessment criteria detailed in the Call for Proposals. The assessment panel will provide recommendations which will inform the final decision on which proposal will progress to contracting. All applicants will be notified of the assessment outcome.

Download the document below for full details on the application, assessment and decision making processes.

  • Proposals are entered and submitted in our Investment Management System (IMS) – a secure online portal.
  • You must meet the deadlines for submitting your proposal.
  • Late proposals will not be considered. 

Important dates

8 March 2021 IMS opens for proposals
15 April 2021, 12 noon All proposals must be submitted to us
May 2021 Investment funding decision announced and contracting starts
June 2021 Successful applicant begins their work programmes

Dates are subject to change.

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Essential documents

The Science Online website(external link)

The principles, aims, values, objectives, and key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum – Science.

A Nation of Curious Minds He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara [PDF 1,219KB](external link)

New Zealand's national strategic plan for science and society.

Science Learning Hub - Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao(external link)

New Zealand science, technology and engineering resources for teachers, school students, and the wider community.

Conflicts of interest

We will publish the names and biographies of the New Zealand in Space Exhibition assessment panel members before the proposal submission closing date.

If you identify a potential conflict of interest with your application, email us with the following details as soon as possible so we can look into it and reassign assessors as necessary:

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

Contact us

For proposal queries, email

For IMS queries, email or call 0800 693 778 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Last updated: 20 April 2021