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Funding Calendar

We endeavour to advertise all up coming funding rounds at least 2 months prior to the deadline.
Past deadlines are visable as a guideline for when funders may have grants available.

Recurring Funding Opportunities

These opportunities have no due date. You can apply anytime.

FunderFunding Category
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationHumbolt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers and Experienced Researchers. If you are interested in applying please notify your Research Advisor.
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast DivisionResearch and Professional Development Grants. Applications for grants of less than $5,000 are assessed monthly.
Deafness Research FoundationTravel Grant
Don Beaven Travelling FellowshipTravel Grant
AKO AotearoaRegional Hub Funding
Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society of Canterbury IncResearch Fund
The TreasuryVisiting Research Fellowship
Royal Society of New ZealandEuropean Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). Grants up to $5,000 each to supplement travel and sustenance costs for New Zealand researchers to travel to Europe and European researchers to travel to New Zealand.

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April 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)

24 Apr
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

2017 Project Grant Round

18 Apr
Gynaecological Cancer Research Trust

Research Grant Funding for 2017

1 Apr

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Nga Kanohi Kitea Development Grant11 Apr

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Catalyst - Strategic March 2017 - Call for Proposals13 Apr

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

2017 Conference Attendance Support Grant4 Apr

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

2017 Knowledge Event Support Grant, Doctoral Bridging Grant, Publication Support Grant12 Apr
New Horizons for Women Trust

2017 Awards

3 Apr

Royal Society of New Zealand

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships3 Apr

Royal Society of New Zealand

2017 Catalyst - Leaders5 Apr

Royal Society of New Zealand

2017 Catalyst - Seeding5 Apr

May 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges Explorations - Round 1919 May
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division Grants

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5000)

26 May
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Grant-in-aid

15 May

National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant17 May
Neurological Foundation

Travel Grant and Chapman Research Fellowship

18 May

NZ Council for Educational Research

Teaching and Learning Research Initiative - EoI20 May
Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Travel Grants, Grant-in-Aid

18 May
Otago Innovation Limited

2016 Proof of Concept Grant

3 May

Royal Society of New Zealand

James Cook Research Fellowship1 May

University of Otago

Prestigious Writing Grant 20178 May

University of Otago

Health Sciences Career Development Programme - Postdoctoral Fellowships4 May10 May
University of Otago Research Grants (UORG)

Funding Round

11 May

University of Oxford

Nuffield Medical Fellowships2 May

June 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016

Australian Government

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships16 Jun

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)27 Jun
Health Research Council of New Zealand

Career Development Awards - Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship, Foxley Fellowship, Clinical Research Training Fellowship, Clinical Practitioner Researcher Fellowship, Girdler' NZHRC Fellowship - Online submission system open from 1 June

14 Jun

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarships, Rangahau Hauora Award, Pacific Clinical Research Training Fellowship, Pacific Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant, Pacific Health Research Preventing Gambling Harm Scholarships, Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship29 Jun
Health Research Council of New Zealand
Maori Health Research PhD Scholarships, Maori Health Research Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm Scholarships, Pacific Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Maori Health Research Development Grant, Maori Health Research Summer Studentships, Pacific Health Research Summer Studentships, Maori Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowships, Pacific Health Research Masters Scholarship, Maori Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant, Maori Health Research Masters Scholarships28 Jun

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Pacific Emerging Researcher First Grants20 Jun

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project EoI29 Jun

Kate Sheppard Memorial Award Trust

Award20 Jun

Leukaemia and Blood Foundation

National Research Grant and Travel Grant20 Jun
L'Oreal Foundation and UNESCO

L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards, Life Sciences

New Zealand Orthopaedic AssociationResearch Project Funding Applications 201620 Jun

Retina Australia

2016/2017 Research Grant13 Jun
Royal Society of New Zealand

 2016 Medals and Awards (Apply directly to The Royal Society of New Zealand - gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz)

20 Jun

Spencer Foundation

Conference Grants2 Jun
Susan G Koman for the Cure

Career Catalyst Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants - Pre-applications for Clinical Research and Basic/Translational Research

July 2017

FundingFunding Category20172016

AKO Aotearoa

National Project Fund - Request for Proposals1 Jul

C Alma Baker Trust

Fellowship 2016-20178 Jul

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)25 Jul

Fulbright New Zealand

Specialist Award and Nga Pae te Maramatanga Graduate Award11 Jul

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Maori Health Research - Rangahau Hauora Award, Preventing and minimising gambling harm scholarships, Masters Scholarships, PhD Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Development Grant, Knowledge Translation Grant, Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship18 Jul
Health Research Council of New Zealand

PHARMAC & HRC Research Partnership RFP

13 Jul

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Feasibility Studies28 Jul
Health Research Council of New Zealand 

Projects/Pacific Projects (Registration)

10 Jul
Health Research Council of New Zealand

Pacific Health Research Summer Studentships, Maori Health Research Summer Studentships

25 Jul

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Pacific Health Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Research Training Fellowship, PhD Scholarships, Masters Scholarship, Knowledge Translation Grant, Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm Scholarships (Masters, Postdoctoral)18 Jul

New Zealand Artificial Limb Service

Research Grant1 Jul

New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Belinda Scott Fellowships 2017 (Science or Clinical)11 Jul

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

Lottery Health - Post Doctoral Fellowships and PhD Scholarships, Project and Equipment Grants18 Jul

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship13 Jul

Nurture Foundation for Reproductive Research

2016 Research Funding8 Jul

Orion Health

Precision Driven Health - Call for proposals15 Jul

Royal Society of New Zealand

Catalyst - Seeding (General), Catalyst - Leaders RfP (Julius von Haast Fellowship)4 Jul

Royal Society of New Zealand

Rutherford Foundation New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowship14 Jul

The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Young Investigator Award18 Jul
Vic Davis Memorial Trust

Research Grants and Fellowships

15 Jul

August 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)29 Aug

Cure Kids

2017 Granting Round8 Aug

Genesis Oncology Trust

Research Project Grant, Professional Development Award and Special Purpose Grant1 Aug

Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Grants, Grant-in-Aid, Overseas Research Fellowship and Research Training Fellowship17 Aug

Fulbright New Zealand

Specialist Award

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Feasibility Study - Full application (Online submission system closes)7 Aug

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Emerging Researcher First Grant - Full Application (Online submission system closes)2 Aug

Human Frontier Science Programme

Long-term and cross-disciplinary Fellowship - Initiation deadline1 Aug

Human Frontier Science Programme

Long-term and cross-disciplinary Fellowship - Submission deadline10 Aug

National Science Challenge

High-Value Nutrition - RFP

Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Project Grant and Small Project Grant18 Aug
Spencer Foundation

Small Grant Proposal

1 Aug

Todd Foundation

General Fund - Initial Application5 Aug

September 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016

Action on Hearing Loss

Flexi Grant 201614 Sep
Asia New Zealand Foundation

Research Grant

5 Sep

New Zealand Cancer Society

Research Funding 2017 Grant Round, Research Training Scholarships, Grant in Aid19 Sep

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)26 Sep
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Grant-in-Aid, Clinical Research Fellow (Registrar), Clinical Research Fellow (Paediatric) and Clinical Research Fellow (Nurse)

15 Sep

Commonwealth Fund

Harkness Fellowhip in Health Care Policy and Practice1 Sep

Deafness Research Foundation of New Zealand

Community Fund - Research Grant19 Sep

Fulbright New Zealand

Scholar Awards and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Scholar Award19 Sep

Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Institute

Clinical Research Fellowship16 Sep

Genesis Oncology Trust

Postgraduate Scholarship, The Murray Jackson Clinical Training Fellowship (Medical), Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses and The John Gavin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship26 Sep
Health Research Council of New Zealand

New Zealand-China: Non-Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration

8 Sep

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Programme Grants - Full Application (Online submission system closes)27 Sep

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Travel Grant, Project and Equipment Grant19 Sep

Medicines New Zealand

Value of Medicines Award 20166 Sep

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Catalyst Fund - Strategic: New Zealand-China Alliance12 Sep

National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant15 Sep
Neurological Foundaiton of New Zealand

Post Graduate Scholarship and Postdoctoral Fellowship

19 Sep

Neuromuscular Research Foundation Trust

2016 Research Funding16 Sep

New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology

NZSG Janssen Research Fellowship16 Sep

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Seeding and Scoping - Request for Proposal19 Sep

Oakley Mental Health Research Foundation

Research Grant16 Sep
Prime Minister's Science PrizeThe Prime Minister's Science Prize, The Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Science Prize, The Prime Minister's Science Communication Prize6 Sep
University of Otago

OMS and Division Health Sciences Collaborative Research Grants

19 Sep

October 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges - Exploration Round 13

1 Oct
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)

25 Oct
DAAD

Internships and Scholarships

3 Oct
Health Research Council of New Zealand

Explorer Grant - Full application (Online submission system opens)

4 Oct

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Projects/Pacific Projects - Full application (Online submission system opens)3 Oct
Health Research Council of New Zealand

Explorer Grants - Full application (Online submission system closes)

16 Oct
Leukaemia and Blood Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant

14 Oct
Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant

18 Oct

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Research Funding Applications21 Oct
New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes Incorporated

Professional Development Award

18 Oct
Royal Society of New ZealandCatalyst Seeding - General, Dumont d'Urville New Zealand France Science and Technology Support, New Zealand Japan Joint Research Programme and JSPS Hope Meeting10 Oct

November 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)28 Nov

Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Travel Grants

DAAD

Research Grants for University Academics and Scientists

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Projects/Pacific projects - Full applications (Online submission system closes)1 Nov

Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand

Research Grant

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Innovation Grant16 Nov

December 2017

FunderFunding Category20162015

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)19 Dec

Kidney Health New Zealand

2015/2016 Grant Applications14 Dec

New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

2016 Fellowship1 Dec

January 2018

FunderFunding Category20182017

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)27 Jan

International Association for the Study of Pain

IASP Early Career Research Grants Programme23 Jan

Internet NZ

Internet research and conference attendance funding rounds6 Jan
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Regional Research Institutes - Call for Proposals

17 Jan

New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Collaborate and Innovate Grant Funding Round27 Jan

Royal Society of New Zealand

James G Hay Travel Award17 Jan

February 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016

A Better Start NSC/Cure Kids

RfP - Working together to provide young New Zealanders with A Better Start (registrations)21 Feb

Action on Hearing Loss

International Project Grant13 Feb
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5,000)

24 Feb
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Grant-In-Aid

14 Feb

Health Promotion Agency

Research Investment for Priorities in Alcohol Funding Round10 Feb
Health Research Council NZ/e-ASIA

e-Asia Joint Research Programme

14 Feb
Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Innovator Award

2 Feb
Leukaemia and Blood Foundation

Travel Grant

14 Feb

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Project and Equipment Grants, Travel Grants and Conference Support Grants15 Feb

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

2017 Partnerships Scheme - Concept Applications6 Feb

Ministry of Health

Innovative research for preventing and minimising gambling harm (RfP)14 Feb

Ministry of Justice

New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (RfP)1 Feb
Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grants

15 Feb

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Mercia Barnes Trust - Research Grant20 Feb
Royal Society of New Zealand

Marsden Fund - Preliminary Proposal Standard and Fast-Start Applications

13 Feb

Superu

Children and Families Research Fund14 Feb
Todd Foundation

General Fund - Expression of Interest

1 Feb

Universities New Zealand

Critic and Conscience of Society Award14 Feb

Zespri

Innovation Fellowship13 Feb

March 2017

FunderFunding Category20172016

Arthritis New Zealand

2017 Research Grant - Project or Programme Grant21 Mar

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

Research and Professional Development Grants (Applications less than $5000)24 Mar

Deafness Research Foundation of NZ

Community Fund - Research Grant20 Mar

Genesis Oncology Trust

Professional Development Award Grant Round1 Mar

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Nga Kanohi Kitea Full Project Grant - Applications Close30 Mar

Human Frontier Science Programme

Research Grant - Programme Grants and Young Investigators Grants (Letter of intent)15 Mar

Intensive Care Foundation

Research Grant - EoI8 Mar

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Vision Matauranga Capability Fund (Call for Proposals)16 Mar

National Foundation for the Deaf

NFD Community Research Fund17 Mar

National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

2017 Project Grants, Small Project Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships, Grants-in-Aid20 Mar

Neurological Foundation  

Project Grants, Small Project Grants, Repatriation Fellowship, (Electronic copy needed)20 Mar
Oticon Foundation in New Zealand

Projects Grants (Increasing awareness and knowledge about hearing loss)

17 Mar

Royal Society of New Zealand

Charles Fleming Senior Scientist Award and Charles Fleming Publishing Award17 Mar

Science for Technological Innovation - NSC

2017 Contestable Funding14 Mar