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Are you a good fit for the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund?
[Te Reo] Kia ora e hoa
[English] Hi my friend
[Te Reo] Kia ora e hoa, kei te pehea koe?
[English] Hey mate, How are you?
[Te Reo] Kei te pai ahau!
[English] I’m well thanks!
So Moira, what was the kaupapa (subject) of our korero (talk) today?
So, today's kaupapa is te pūnaha hihiko (The Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund).
So would that be to encourage more Māori organizations to apply for this?
[Te Reo] Ae tika tau!
[English] Yes you're correct!
So, the Vison Mātauranga Capability Fund is a tool for weaving together both Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) with western science to contribute to the growth and economic development for ngāi iwi Māori (of iwi and Māori).
So that’s got to be good for Māori, right?
Oh, absolutely! With the assistance of this fund; Māori are able to use a kaupapa Māori (collective vision, aspiration and purpose for a community) approach to the mahi that they're undertaking which means that traditionally recognised practices such as; kaitiakitanga (guardianship), mana whenua (authority), mana whakahaere (management) and mana motuhake (self-determination) are all upheld.
[Te Reo] Ka rawe e hoa!
[English] That’s awesome my mate!
$4 million is invested annually in projects.
There are two schemes; a connect scheme and a placement scheme.
Connect builds relationships between the partners and placements build the capability of a named individual.
Projects can run for up to two years.
The funding helps Māori organisations to partner with research organisations to work on a project together that's meaningful and important.
The funding also helps researchers to gain a better understanding of what Māori organisations need and want from the science system.
Capability is the focus of the fund. It's a stepping stone for reaching your long-term aspirations in science. For Māori organisations it is about building science capability within your organisation to achieve them.
Economic development, education, health and business development should not be the primary outcome of your project. It needs to show clearly that science capability is being developed in the team members, which will lead to future research.
Also that there are clear benefits to both the researcher and the Māori organisation.
The project must align with at least one of the themes of the Vision Mātauranga Policy.
Those being; indigenous innovation, environmental sustainability, social wellbeing or mātauranga.
Ka rawe e hoa! (amazing my mate!) you have me sold.
So what do I do next?
Well, go and check out the MBIE website for more tips and tricks on how to apply.
Ngā mihi e hoa
Tena koe e hoa (Thank you)
[Te Reo] Kia pai to koutou rā!
[English] Have a great day!
[Te Reo] Mauri ora!
How to guides
- Te Pūnaha Hihiko: The Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund: Adding team members in the Team section in MBIE’s Investment Management System (IMS) [PDF 657KB]
- Te Pūnaha Hihiko: The Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund: Requesting access to MBIE’s Investment Management System (IMS) [PDF 338KB]
- Te Pūnaha Hihiko: The Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund: 2021 funding proposal worksheet [DOCX 262KB]
There are a few milestones to keep up with when organising your application. You can find out more about these using our application timeline document.
Advice to applicants
Key tips and considerations for developing your application from the 2020 assessment panel.
Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund Webinar
On 9 October 2020, we hosted a webinar to talk about the application process and answer questions about applying. If you weren't able to attend, here are the slides, recording, and transcript of the webinar.
Camilla Gardiner: Tēnā kotou katoa. Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to the VMCF webinar. It's great to see so many people here. We are the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund team and we're looking forward to telling you more about the fund and helping you in your application journey. I’ll open our meeting by giving our MBIE karakia.
Tāwhia tō mana kia mau, kia maia
Ka huri taku aro ki te pai kahurangi
Kei reira te oranga mōku
Mā mahi tahi, ka ora, ka puāwai
Ā mātau mahi katoa
Ka pono, ka tika
Tihei mauri ora
So we'll start with some introductions now, just so you get to know everyone who's here presenting.
Kei Hīkina Whakatutuki ahau e mahi ana. Ko Camilla tōku ingoa. I work for MBIE in the Contestable Investments team, and I’m the fund lead for Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund.
Imogen Roth: Tēnā koutou. Ko Imogen tōku ingoa. I work with Camilla and am the second fund lead for VMCF.
Max Kennedy: Kia ora. Ko Max Kennedy ahau. Ko kaiwhakahaere putaiao Contestable Team at MBIE. I'm Max Kennedy, I run the Contestable Team here at the Ministry and the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund is run out of our team.
Maret Fishwick: Ko Maret tōku ingoa. I’m the system administrator in the system and operations team. I have built the application on the portal and will be able to answer any questions that you have about the application.
Camilla: Kia ora. Pax Rattenbury is also a member of our team, but unfortunately she couldn't be with us today. But she manages our email inbox and the 0800 number, so you might receive some emails from her or hear her friendly voice on the phone.
Imogen: The kaupapa of this webinar is to tell you more about the fund and give you the information that you need to apply. We have quite a lot of information to cover and so for clarity, we've split it into five sections. We will give an overview of the fund, what criteria you need to meet to be eligible, how you apply, what happens after you submit your proposal and outline some extra resources you can use to help develop your proposal. In each section we’ll start with an overview, then go through the details. As we go, feel free to ask questions using the Q&A function. We will have time for questions at the end of each section, as well as at the end of the webinar. We’ll be answering questions that are related to the kaupapa of today’s webinar, we can always have discussions after the webinar, if you have any questions that are not covered today. The full name of the fund is Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund, but we often refer to it as the VMCF for short. The Call for Proposals is one of the most important documents, sometimes referred to as the CFP. We’ll be recording this webinar and posting it on our website, along with the slides, so you don't need to worry about taking notes as we talk.
Camilla: And just one question’s come through around the zoom settings during the meeting. Your mics are not on, and your cameras are not on. We can't hear anything you're saying and definitely can't see you as well. If you want to ask us anything as we're going along, type it into the Q & A function.
What is the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund? [4.15-9.55]
So now again to content. What is the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund?
Overall the fund aims to build capability by establishing new connections between Māori organisations and the science system. Projects can be up to two years and can receive up to $250,000. We run the fund once a year. We've been running it since 2013. The fund is currently open and proposals are due by 12 noon on the 11th of November, which is only one month away.
So as I said before, the aim is to build capability and new connections. We're looking at building skills and networks between Māori organisations and the science and innovation system, which in this case is a particular research organisation or individual researcher. The fund also helps increase understanding of how research can contribute to the aspirations of Māori organisations. So, with the assistance of this fund, Māori are able to use a kaupapa Maōri approach to the mahi that they're undertaking. Which means that traditionally recognized practices such as kaitiakitanga (guardianship), mana whenua (authority), mana whakahaere (management) and mana motuhake (self-determination) are all upheld. Projects need to have at least one Māori organisation partner and at least one research organisation partner or individual researcher partner. Our fund delivers against the four themes of the Vision Mātauranga policy. These are indigenous innovation, taiao, mātauranga, hauora/oranga. You'll need to address one or more of these themes in your proposal, however, our fund is not a health-focused fund, so you cannot solely address the hauroa aspect of the hauroa/oranga theme. If your proposal is really health focused, you'll actually be a better fit for the Ngā Kanohi Kitea grants from the Health Research Council. So you can't solely address hauora, but you can solely address oranga or social wellbeing.
So the way that our fund works is that we've got two different schemes within it. The Connect Scheme builds new connections between two partners and the Placement Scheme focuses on the development of a particular individual. So we're looking for proposals with new connections between partners. Existing relationships are eligible, but the proposal needs to clearly go above business as usual for the relationship and clearly build capability. Both schemes focus on building capability, but the Connect Scheme is more at a project team level and the Placements Scheme is focused on an individual. For the Placement Scheme, the placement can either be from the research organisation or the Māori organisation and they get placed into the other partner organisation. I'll just give you some examples here. So, for example, a Connect Scheme could bring together, let's say, a land owning Māori organisation with a research organisation that has experience in remote sensing. The organisations could come together and develop a land management plan based on remote sensing data, traditional knowledge of land use in the area and values and aspirations of the Māori organisation. In this example, the capability is built across the project team at both organisations. A Placement Scheme can have a member of a Māori organisation be placed in a research organisation with expertise and water science so the placement then can learn about what our sampling and management protocol and be mentored by scientists in the research organisation. Then they could bring this expertise back to their whānau and develop a water sampling and monitoring regime in their own rohe. In this example, the capability was built within the individual and brought back to their organisation.
We've got about $4 million available to fund new proposals in this funding round. Proposals can be up to two years in length. If your project is only one year, you can apply for up to $150,000. But if your project is up to two years or between one and two years, you can apply for up to $250,000. Just note that we've changed this from last year and that you can apply for the same amount of funding for both the Connect and the Placement schemes. You don't have to apply for two years of funding and you don't have to apply for the full amount of funding.
Let's walk you through some key dates you need to know for the round. The fund is now open and it closes on the 11th of November at 12 noon. Proposals are then assessed for their eligibility for the fund, which we'll talk through later, and eligible proposals are aligned to assessment panel members for individual assessment. The panel then comes together and makes the funding recommendations to MBIE and MBIE makes the final funding decision. You'll be notified of the outcome in April of 2021 and successful proposals will begin their work programme in June of 2021.
It's quite a bit of content, so we'll have a quick stop now for some questions. If you have any, please put them through the Q & A function. We’ll probably spend about five minutes answering now and then continue with the presentation. We’ll have a longer Q & A session at the end of the webinar.
Questions on the aims of the fund [9.56-14.09]
Camilla: We have one question, which is, can you please detail the fund that is best to go to if it's only hauroa-focussed? That is the Ngā Kanohi Kitea grants that are from the Health Research Council.
For the placement – do you have to have already identified the individual for the placement? Yes, we actually really ask that you name the individual who's going to be your placement, because that's a really important part about assessing your proposal. We need to be able to assess that person and how their capability is going to be built, and you can name them in the project team section of your proposal.
Are there support organisations to support Māori? I guess kind of from what I'm getting from this question, both partners in the project should be supporting each other. If there's any resources that the research organisation or individual researcher has that they're able to offer the Māori organisation as a part of supporting the project, that's one of the best ways that you can get support.
And next question is – just to confirm, you can solely address oranga social well-being, but you cannot only address hauora. So if you address that theme you can address it just by itself and not the other ones, but it must be in a social well-being sense, it can't be with a hauora focus.
Can you give us statistical overview of the number of applications in relation to successful projects? In previous years, we funded about 30 projects each year, but it really depends on how many proposals we get in and what funding they're asking for. This year we've changed the amount of funding you can request, so it's actually going to be quite different and it will really depend on how many applications we get in.
One question, can we establish an IMS portal login now? Yes, please, please do it. Absolutely, yes. We've got a how-to-guide on our website and that will take you through it. It can take a few days, and it's really, really helpful for you to go in and check out the portal so you know what you have to fill in before you get to… like, don't leave it to last day. You don't want to go in and realise it's actually a ton of work. So please, please, please get your IMS login now, we'll talk through that a little bit later on, but there's also guidance on our website.
Okay, I'll answer one more question. Is the requirement for the new relationship mainly an emphasis for the Connect scheme? No, it's actuallys an emphasis for both of the schemes. Our fund is all about building capability and we often find that proposals that have existing relationships don't score very well because the capability and the connection is already built. And so if you want to have an existing relationship for either the Connect or the Placement, you really need to show how you're going above and beyond business as usual and building capability for both organisations or for that individual.
Okay, so that is a number of questions. I see we've got quite a few here, but I'll try to go through and answer a lot of these kind of as we go further on throughout the webinar. And again, as Imogen said, if there are any that we don't get to today, just reach out to us. Our email address throughout this is VMCF@mbie.govt.nz. We're happy to have any chats after the webinar. I'll pass it over to you Imogen.
Eligibility criteria [14.10-17.12]
Imogen: Great. So next we will talk about what criteria you need to meet to be eligible for the fund. You’ll need to meet all of our eligibility criteria which is set out in the Investment Plan and Call for Proposals. One of the partners in the project, will need to provide 10% of the MBIE funding as co-funding either cash or in kind, and proposals must be submitted to us by noon on the 11th of November through our online application portal. The eligibility criteria are the things that you’re required to meet to be funded through VMCF, these are all outlined in the Call for Proposals and we'll just talk through some of the most important ones.
You'll need at least two partners in the project, one must be a research organisation or individual researcher and the other must be a Māori organisation. The research organisation or researcher must have the capability to conduct research in science and technology or related activities. The Māori organisation is an organisation that identifies as being Māori and uses or wants to use research and science and technology. It cannot overlap with government funded activities, so if you're already been funded for this work by another government organisation, we cannot fund it. This includes the National Science Challenges. You cannot include full time students in your proposal as the fund is not for developing school programs or funding full time students. If you want to do a project with students or with a strong educational focus, you should look at the Unlocking Curious Minds fund, which is also administered by MBIE. Again, you must address one or more of the Vision Mātauranga themes that we discussed earlier, and you cannot solely address hauora.
The fund also has a co-funding requirement. One of the partners involved in the project must provide a minimum of 10% of the requested MBIE funding as co-funding. This can be provided as cash or in-kind co-funding. Cash co-funding is cash that contributes directly to the proposal and in-kind co-funding is a non cash contribution, such as the use of equipment, staff time, overheads or access to data. For example, if you're requesting $200,000 from us, then one of the partners must provide $20,000 as co-funding. It cannot be split across partners. The partner providing the co-funding can meet this requirement as a combination of cash and in-kind. You can provide more than the minimum amount but you must at least meet the 10% requirement.
Any questions about eligibility or co–funding? Again, we'll spend about five minutes answering your questions.
Questions on eligibility [17.13-22.25]
Camilla: We see there's quite a number of questions coming through. Questions about Unlocking Curious Minds. Yes – it has been affected by COVID. We don't know when we'll start back up again, but just keep an eye out. You can sign up for alerts to learn more about when that fund is going to reopen on the MBIE website.
The definition of a student? It's any full-time student - that is the definition that we have. And the reason that we have this is that we are not an educational fund. Our fund is a research and science fund, focused on building capability, and so it's just purely because of the way that this funding has given out that we are not for education and not for funding students’ stipends. That's the reason that we have that eligibility requirement.
Please explain the definition of a Māori organisation. It's a Māori organisation that identifies as Māori.
There's one question about the partners. You can have more than one research organisation involved or more than one Māori organisation involved. There can be a number of partners in the project, but the minimum is that it has to have one research organisation or individual researcher and one Māori organisation.
Can the Māori organisation have a research component if it is still partnering with another research organisation? Yes, absolutely. That is totally fine.
Can you define the status of a Māori organisation, please? If you're going to be the actual applicant yourself, so if you're going to enter into the contract with MBIE, you need to be a legal entity. But if you're just wanting to be the partner on the project, you don't need to be a legal entity. You just need to be an organisation that is defined and identifies as Māori.
In the Placement Scheme, eligibility is for Māori students or scientists? Yep, so it will need to be someone who is not a full time student. You can't have any full time students on your project team and you're not eligible - they are not eligible to be the placement.
In this case is the experience…. So if you're an applicant who doesn't have as much experience with your application, we still do expect the same standards of those who might have a bit more experience because our fund is a contestable process, so we fund the best proposals that we get every year. Everyone who's applying needs to meet the criteria, meet them well and submit a good application because that’s how they’re going to get funding.
You're not eligible if you are receiving government funding for this exact same work program, but you are eligible to ask anyone to help with your project in your development process.
Some other questions are coming through here.
Any guidance around seniority of project leads. So, how senior does your project lead have to be? When we look at a project team, which we’ll go through in a little bit, it'll just help us figure out your ability to deliver. So it's really about the whole project team overall, and if you have younger people who are in your team, you want to see those are being mentored quite well. Same with placements. You want to make sure that they have really good mentors that are coming in and giving them the time they need to be mentored in their placement.
Okay, I think I've answered a number of these. How many applications do you get each year? In the past years, we've got about 50 to 55 a year, but this year it definitely could change because we've kind of changed our outreach with the fund.
Max: Camilla, you might like to mention how many got funded as well.
Camilla: Oh, yeah. Last year we did about 30 which I mentioned earlier, but again we have changed the way that we're giving out the funding this year. So we're actually giving out much bigger projects and so will be funding less projects this year overall.
Okay, so I think we'll just have a quick break there and continue on with the presentation. I definitely see there are some other questions coming through, but they've hopefully been answered by the general answers I've been giving.
How you apply [22.26-31.28]
Now we're going to walk you through how you actually apply for funding. Very importantly, there's no application form. The application is submitted through an online portal and you fill out all the sections there and submit it through the portal. Filling out the sections in the portal does take time. You need to give yourself plenty of time to do this - you only have one month to go. Use the Call for Proposals and Assessment Guidelines as you develop your proposal. There are documents to help you with this process and both are on our website. There are four assessment criteria that you need to address and each is of equal importance. You'll also need to declare if you have any conflicts of interest with our assessors.
So again, applications are submitted through an online portal called IMS, there's no application form for the fund - it's all done in the portal. You need to get a login for the portal if you don't already have one. We have a how-to guide to help you through this on our application support page on our website. It can take a few days to get a login make sure you get one early. You’ll want to go into the portal and look over the different sections in advance, so you'll know what you need to enter. Use the Call for Proposals and Assessment Guidelines to develop your proposal. The Call for Proposals gives you an overview of the fund and then walks you through each section of the portal. The Assessment Guidelines are what the assessors use to assess your proposals, so you'll be able to see exactly what they're going to be looking for. Most importantly, don't leave your proposal to last minute. It takes time to get your login and to fill out all the sections on IMS. You don't want to miss out because you didn't yourself give yourself enough time to fill out the portal.
So like I said, we have four criteria that your proposal be assessed against. First is the development of people relationships and skills. The key question here is, “to what extent are longer term skills, capability, networks, relationships and research opportunities likely to emerge and be sustained from the proposed work program?” So, will your proposal go above business as usual for the organisations involved? Will the project develop a new partnership? Will capability be developed? Next is the “ability to deliver”. So here we're looking for the likelihood that the proposed outputs of the work program will be achieved. This includes mandate to conduct the work, appropriate resourcing for everyone involved, expertise of team members and risk identification and mitigation. Third is “Vision Mātauranga outcomes”. So this is really all about benefit to Māori and how you've addressed the Vision Mātauranga themes that you've selected. Questions here include: will the outcomes of the projects deliver the aspirations of the Māori organisation? Will the capability and leadership of the Māori researchers be developed? How well does the proposal address the themes selected? Fourth, is the “benefits to research, science and technology”. Here we're looking for how the proposal will increase skills, capability, networks between Māori and the science innovation system. So questions like, will the project increase understanding of how research and technology can contribute to the aspirations of Māori organisations? Will the project generate future research or technology relevant to the Vision Mātauranga themes? So here, when you're filling these out, we suggest that you look at the Assessment Guidelines. We clearly explain how the assessors will assess these criteria, so you’ll understand what they're looking for. This will help you develop your answers to each of the criteria.
Here's a quick overview of the sections in the portal. This is also outlined in the Call for Proposals. You’ll need to fill out basic information like title, contact details and you’ll need to provide information about how you meet our eligibility criteria. You’ll need to tell us whether you've received any past VMCF proposals. If you have, you’ll need to give a short explanation about how they relate to this one, and if you have any past proposals, this new proposal will need to go above and beyond the previous ones - it can't just be a continuation of the work, because that's not going above business as usual. Next, you’ll have to give a short summary of the project. This is where you can give us and the assessors a quick intro to what you're going to be doing. Next is the assessment criteria, just what I just explained before. You really need to nail these because they're the four criteria your proposal will be scored against. They're all the same weighting so they’re all important to make sure you address well. The assessors will also look at the other aspects of your proposals to give your scores - it won't just solely be based on your answers here. We also have a table where you need to list your project team. The project team will give strength to the assessment of your abilities to deliver. So make sure you include everyone and for the key people in the project include a CV or description of their expertise. You also need to give a budget of how you're going to use the requested funding.
Last year's Assessment Panel gave some feedback on what makes a really good proposal and this feedback is also provided our website with much more detail, so I really suggest that you go and spend some time reading through it as you develop your proposal. The overall advice is to connect and engage with your partner organisations, to clearly describe how the proposal was co-developed, to centre Placement Schemes on a named placement individual, to clearly described the Vision Mātauranga outcomes, describe where you going to disseminate project findings, demonstrate awareness of ethical considerations, and include an intellectual property management plan. So you will own all the IP that comes out of this project - MBIE doesn't own it. So you and your partner need to decide how that IP is going to be owned, managed and shared. And then finally, build on previous VMCF work. So again, if you've received a previous fund project from us. You'll need to show how this project goes above and beyond what you've done that past project.
So we've got some tips for certain sections of the portal for you. The project team, again, is where you show your ability to deliver the project. It takes some time to complete, so start the section early. You need to name the key people who are essential for the success of the project, particularly the placement, if you're applying for a Placement Scheme. You need to provide a description of the key people's relevant expertise to the project, which may be a CV, but you can also provide it in another written format if a CV doesn't accurately capture someone's expertise. For the budget, the budget needs to all even out. So the income for the project is going to be the MBIE funding plus your co-funding as Imogen described. The total expenditure for the project needs to equal the total income. The work program is where you can show us the clear steps that will lead to the delivery of your overall objectives. It’s structured with one overarching Impact Statement, which is a description of the high level impacts our outcomes in the work program. Under the Impact Statement, you’ll need to have one or more Research Aims. These are measurable objectives such as disseminate findings to community. Then under each Research Sim, you'll need one or more Critical Steps. These are measured defined events, not levels of progress, and they need to have delivery dates throughout the term of the project, rather than all just being delivered by the end date of the project. So if your Research Aim is disseminate findings to community, then your Critical Steps could be things like “write a report on project findings”, “make an engagement plan” or “host a hui to discuss project findings”. If you have any questions, just give us a call or send us an email. We are happy to help, don't suffer in silence. But also, don't leave it to the last minute.
You'll need to identify any conflicts of interest with our Assessment Panel members - they'll be the ones assessing your proposals. We’ll publish their names on our website soon and send out an email alert when they've been published. If you're not signed up for our email alerts, you can do so on our website. You’ll need to declare either a direct or indirect conflict of interest. You can find out what a direct and indirect conflict mean by reading our Call for Proposals. You'll need to identify your conflicts of interest in the proposal in one of the sections in the portal. But if you've already identified or if you've already submitted your proposal and you identify conflicts of interest, just send us an email. And I'll pass back to Imogen now to talk about what happens after you submit your proposal.
What happens after you submit your proposal [31.29-33.15]
Imogen: So what happens after you submit the proposal? We gave a short overview below. Now we'll discuss the assessment process in more detail. Once you have submitted your proposal, we will assess it against the eligibility criteria, you’ll need to have met all the criteria and we'll follow up with you if we need any clarification. If your proposal is eligible, it will be assessed remotely by our Assessment Panel members. They look at the proposal and give a preliminary assessment. Then the Panel comes together in person, or via teleconference if it cannot meet in person, to consider the individual assessments and make funding recommendations to MBIE. This year, there are 10 panel members. The Panel makes a recommendation to MBIE and our Deputy Chief Executive makes the final investment decisions. For successful proposals, we then proceed with contracting. MBIE may add a pre-contract condition for some proposals, which will need to be met before we can enter into a contract with you. This could be something like developing an ethics plan, making changes to a work program, or confirming your co-funding arrangements. If you are successful, we will pay you 50% of the requested funding at the start of the work programme. This will go out when you sign your contract. The next 40% is paid at the mid-point of the project. You will need to submit a report to us on how your project is going and we will release your payment when we assess and approve the report. The final 10% is paid at the end of the project after we have approved a final report.
Are there any questions?
Questions on assessment process [33.16-37.57]
Camilla: I will go through and answer some questions we have in the Q &A section. Just to reiterate again, can the Connect be up to $250,000 for two years, the same as the Placement? Yes, it can be.
Is there a timeline for the outcomes of the project? You'll need to answer in the proposal, what the outcomes will be one, two and five years after your project.
And what happens if there are any separate competing but overlapping projects, do you do any matchmaking? No, we assess each project on their own and fund or don't fund them based on that individual project itself.
So regarding the budget – 10% contribution is on top of the VMCF funds and is added onto your budget. So again, the income for your project will be the VMCF funding, so whatever you request from us, plus your co-funding. So let's say you request $200,000 from MBIE, you provide $20,000 of co-funding, which can be completely cash or it can be completely in kind, or it can be a combination of both. Then your total budget for the project is $220,000 and then in your budget you’ll need to then allocate how that $220,000 is going to be spent. And it doesn't matter whether your co-funding is in-kind or cash, as long as you're providing it.
We've already said that we receive about 50 applications per year in the past.
The people on our panel all have Vision Mātauranga expertise, and they are mostly Māori scientists at universities, Crown Research Institutes and or members of businesses and who have experience working with community.
Is it possible to get a list of questions, sections that needs to be completed in the IMS portal, so we can develop our application offline for submitting copy and paste when completed? Yes, we actually will talk through a worksheet we've developed for you later on. However, just note when you do copy and paste, some things that aren’t copy and paste - it's actually you have to go through and click certain things in, like the project team section. And when you copy and paste, the formatting is lost. So give yourself plenty of time if you are going to be copying and pasting.
Another question about success rate - which I feel like we've already answered. We don't know this year, depends on the number of proposals that we will be getting.
Government departments are not eligible to apply for funding, so they cannot be a part of the project. So, it needs to be between a Māori organisation and a research organisation, not a government department. And I think those are all the questions that we've got here. If you have any other questions we can…
Is it appropriate to have more than one research organisation or Māori organisation involved in the proposal? Yes, absolutely, as long as you meet the requirement of having one of each.
Can the outcome be mainly it just benefit to one Māori-owned company? The outcome of the project needs to be building capability and we want to see capability built within both partners as well. So we want the outcome to be beyond just a single party benefit, we want it to be a multi-party benefit.
And also great to see dissemination of findings as well. That's one of the things that the panel recommended from last year, is that they would like to see how we're disseminating the findings of our projects.
So I think we will continue on now to the last section here, which is just a few final slides for you.
Additional resources [37.58-39.07]
Imogen: Great. So we have some additional resource on our website to help with your proposal development.
We have a timeline to help guide you through the proposal process. We are already at step three. You can find this timeline on application support page.
We also have developed a worksheet. This is an offline version of all the sections you'll need to fill in, in the portal. It can help you develop the content that you'll put into the portal and you can easily share it between partners in your co-development process. You don't have to use it if you don't want to. It's just there to help, if you want. This is not an application form and you cannot submit this to us as your application. This is the end of the content we have for you today. Thank you very much for attending. You can contact us if we can provide you with any further information. Our website is a great resource and covers all of the content that we have went over today, but in more detail.
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