The funding process

We use a range of funding and support programmes to invest the majority of our science and innovation funds. Each programme is supported with comprehensive documentation covering application and assessment details.

How our funding process works

Funding applications are submitted to us and processed in the Investment Management System, a secure online portal.

The Science Board is responsible for making independent investment decisions on funding proposals for research, science and technology and related activities that are referred to them by our chief executive. This includes funding for the National Science Challenges.

Read more about the Science Board

Annual reporting guidelines

We require holders of science-led contracts to submit an annual report on the outputs and outcomes of activities undertaken/produced during the preceding 12 months.

Annual reporting enables us to evaluate contract performance and remain informed about research progress. We also use data obtained via annual reporting for policy and strategy development, marketing and our corporate accountability documents.

Our Reporting Guidelines explain how to interpret and answer questions when submitting your annual report to us. See Appendix A of the guidelines for a full list of funds.

2017-18 Annual Reporting Guidelines 

Who got funded

The following Excel spreadsheet lists the grants for scientific research and associated activities we have made as at December 2018.

Who got funded - December 2018 [XLSX, 2.5 MB] 

The 'maximum contract value' in the file represents the maximum funding available and doesn't necessarily equal the amount the recipient was or will be paid. For some grants the amount of funding a recipient receives depends on the amount funding they contribute to a project themselves or the actual costs incurred.

Information on grants administered by Callaghan Innovation with an end date later than 31 January 2013 are available on the Callaghan Innovation website.

For Tech NZ grants with an end date before 31 January 2013, contact info@mbie.govt.nz.

Guide to funding data

The following guide contains further information about the data displayed in the downloadable file.

About the data [PDF, 135 KB] 

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Science funding dates

The science funding calendar shows our funding dates combined with funding dates for the Royal Society and the Health Research Council.

Investment Management System (IMS) Portal

Our Investment Management System (IMS) portal is a secure online system that lets applicants view, edit and submit funding applications.

Our Science Board

Our Science Board is the statutory body responsible for making independent investment decisions for the Endeavour Fund, National Science Challenges and Partnerships.