Application and assessment information for the Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund

How to apply for funding through the Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund and how applications are assessed.

Who can apply

For a proposal to be considered for assessment for either the Connect Scheme or Placement Scheme, it must meet the eligibility criteria for proposals as set out below in Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund investment plan and reiterated in the 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 proposals for the fund will be first assessed against the eligibility criteria for the fund.

Proposals we consider are eligible will be assessed against the assessment criteria by an independent panel we appoint. The assessment panel will assess proposals for both schemes.

Download the document below for full details on how to apply for funding and how to submit a proposal.

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

Important dates

17 August 2022 IMS opens for proposals
12 October 2022 | 12 noon  All proposals must be submitted to us
March 2023 Investment funding decisions announced and contracting starts
June 2023 Successful proposals begin their work programmes

NB. Dates are subject to change.

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Essential documents

Conflicts of interest

We will publish the names and biographies of Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund 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 technical IMS portal queries, email or call 0800 693 778 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Last updated: 15 September 2020