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.
|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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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.