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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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May 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division Grants

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

27 May
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Grant-in-aid

16 May
National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Senior Fellowship, Research Fellowship, Overseas Training and Research Fellowship, Postgraduate Scholarships, Maori Cardiovascular Research Fellowship, Limited Budget Grants, Grants-In-Aid, Travel Grants

16 May

National Science Challenges

Aging Well - Contestable Round EoI2 May

National Science Challenges

SfTI Seed Projects18 May
Neurological Foundation

Travel Grant

18 May
Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Travel Grants, Grant-in-Aid

18 May
Otago Innovation Limited

2016 Proof of Concept Grant

3 May

University of Otago

Prestigious Writing Grant 201711 May

University of Otago

Health Sciences Career Development Programme - Postdoctoral Fellowships10 May
University of Otago Research Grants (UORG)

Funding Round

11 May

University of Oxford

Nuffield Medical Fellowships2 May

June 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015

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 Practioniner Resercher Fellowship, Girdler' NZHRC Fellowship - Online submission system open from 1 June

14 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

2 Jun
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)

30 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

6 Jun

July 2016

FundingFunding Category20162015

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 

Project (Pacific Projects) - EoI

13 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, Lottery Health - Research Projects21 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 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015

ABADHS - Associacao Beneficiente Alzira Denise Hertzog da Silva

Award for Neuroscience18 Aug

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

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

Cure Kids

Post Doctoral Fellowship and Interventional Research7 Aug

Cure Kids

2016 Granting Round8 Aug

Genesis Oncology Trust

Research Project Grant, Professional Development Award and Special Purpose Grant1Aug

Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Grants, Grant-in-Aid, Overseas Research Fellowship and Research Training Fellowship14 Aug

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Maori Health Research Career Development Awards18 Aug

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Maori Health Research Nga Pou Senior Fellowship7 Aug

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Feasibility Study3 Aug

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Pacific Health Research Career Development Awards18 Aug

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Emerging Researcher First Grant - Full Application19 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 deadline13 Aug

National Science Challenge

High-Value Nutrition - RFP18 Aug

Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Project Grant and Small Project Grant24 Aug

Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealand-Japan Workshop Programme and New Zealand-Japan Scientist Exchange Programme25 Aug
Spencer Foundation

Small Grant Proposal

5 Aug

Todd Foundation

General Fund - Initial Application7 Aug
University of Otago

Themes 2016

12 Aug
Wishbone Trust

Grant Application

18 Aug

World Cancer Research Fund

Regular Grant Programme 2015/2016 Outline Application Stage27 Aug

September 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015

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)

19 Sep

Commonwealth Fund

Harkness Fellowhip in Health Care Policy and Practice1 Sep

Committee for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching

University Teaching Development Grants 201617 Sep

Fulbright New Zealand

Scholar Awards, Travel Awards and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Scholar Award17 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

Programme Grants - Full Application28 Sep

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Travel Grant, Project and Equipment Grant19 Sep

National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant19 Sep
Neurological Foundaiton of New Zealand

Post Graduate Scholarship and Postdoctoral Fellowship

19 Sep

Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealand/Japan Scientist Joint Research Programme1 Sep

Royal Society of New Zealand

Dumont d'Urville New Zealand-France Science and Techonology Support Programme4 Sep

World Cancer Research Fund

Regular Grant Programme - Investigator Initiated GrantSep24 Sep

October 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015

Arthritis Australia National Research Programme

Research GrantOct
Worldwide Cancer Research

Research Grant

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges - Exploration Round 13

Cancer Society of New Zealand

Research Grant Round

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

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

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

Clinical Research Grant

7 Oct
DAAD

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates, Postdocs, Young Academics and Scientists

19 Oct
Health Research Council of New Zealand

Nga Kanohi Kitea Development Grant - Full applications close

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Explorer Grant

18 Oct
Health Research Council of New Zealand

Annual Funding Round - Explorer Grants

26 Oct
Leukaemia and Blood Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant

Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant

20 Oct
New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Fellowship Programme

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Research Funding Applications30 Oct
New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes Incorporated

Professional Development Award

Oakley Mental Health Research Foundation

Project Grant

November 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015

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 Grants11 Nov

DAAD

Research Grants for University Academics and Scientists16 Nov

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Grants - Full applications due (Invitation only)2 Nov

Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand

Research Grant16 Nov

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Innovation Grant16 Nov

December 2015

FunderFunding Category20152014
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast DivisionResearch 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 2017

FundersFunding Category20172016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges

5 Jan

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 ProgrammeJan

National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grant19 Jan

New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Innovation and Impact in Breast Cancer Funding Round26 Jan

New Zealand Lottery Health

Translational Research Projects and Research Equipment Requests31 Jan

February 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

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

25 Feb
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Grant-In-Aid

15 Feb
Genesis Oncology Trust

Professional Development Award

26 Feb
Health Research Council with Breast Cancer Cure and New Zealand Breast Cancer FoundationBreast Cancer Research in New Zealand - 2016 RFP24 Feb
Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Innovator Award - Letter of Inquiry

5 Feb
Leukaemia and Blood Foundation

Travel Grant

15 Feb

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Project and Equipment Grants, Travel Grants and Conference Support Grants16 Feb
National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Project Grants

15 Feb
Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Travel Grants

16 Feb
Royal Society of New Zealand

Marsden Fund - Preliminary Proposal Standard and Fast-Start Applications

15 Feb

The Prostate Cancer Foundation

Young Investigator Awards - Request for Applications1 Feb
Todd Foundation

General Fund - Expression of Interest

5 Feb

FunderFunding Category20162015

Arthritis New Zealand

National Research Fund - Project and Programme Grants17 Mar
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges China - New Interventions for Global Health

2 Mar

Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

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

CatWalk Trust

2015 Funding Round18 Mar

Fulbright New Zealand

Specialist Award18 Mar

Genesis Oncology Trust

Professional Development Award Grant Round1 Mar

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Nga Kanohi Kitea Full Project Grant - Applications Close31 Mar

Human Frontier Science Programme

Young Investigators' Grants and Programme Grants (Registration for Letters of Intent)15 Mar

Intensive Care Foundation

Research Grant - EoI21 Mar

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

2016 Science Investment Round3 Mar

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Catalyst Fund - Strategic - New Zealand/China Research Collaboration Centres - ROI14 Mar

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlocking Curious Minds8 Mar

National Foundation for the Deaf

NFD Community Research Fund21 Mar

Neurological Foundation  

Project Grants, Small Project Grants, Repatriation Fellowship, Senior Clinical Research Fellowship (Electronic copy needed)15 Mar

New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes

Sanofi Research Grant14 Mar
Oticon Foundation in New Zealand

Projects Grants (Increasing awareness and knowledge about hearing loss)

21 Mar

Royal Society of New Zealand

Catalyst - Leaders Fund - New Zealand/China Scientist Exchange Programme, International Leader Fellowships, JSPS Invitational Fellowships, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 14 Mar

Royal Society of New Zealand

Charles Flemming Senior Scientist Award and Charles Flemming Publishing Award14 Mar

April 2016

FunderFunding Category20162015
Association for International Cancer Research

Research Grant

14 Apr
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges China - New Interventions for Global Health

27 Apr
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast Division

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

26 Apr
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury/West Coast DivisionResearch Fellowship18 Apr
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

2016 Project Grant Round

18 Apr

European Commission

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions18 Apr
L'Oreal Australia and New Zealand

L'Oreal New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships (Online application)

4 Apr

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Te Punaha Hihiko Vision Matauranga Capability Fund26 Apr

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Catalyst Fund - Strategic - New Zealand/China Research Collaboration Centres - Full application4 Apr

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Wahine Ora - NPM New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award,  2016 Conference Attendance Support Grant4 Apr

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

2016 Doctoral Bridging Grants12 Apr

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Knowledge Event Support Grant, Publishing Support Grants11 Apr
Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Chapman Research Fellowship

18 Apr
New Horizons for Women Trust

Research and Specific Purpose Awards

4 Apr
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)

Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) - EoI

22 Apr

Royal Society of New Zealand

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships4 Apr

Royal Society of New Zealand

2016 Catalyst: Leaders Request for Proposals - International Leader Fellowships, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships, JSPS Invitational Fellowships, New Zealand- China Scientist Exchange Programme1 Apr

Royal Society of New Zealand

2016 Catalyst - Seeding Request for Proposals - General Programme, New Zealand-Germany Science and Technology Programme1 Apr

Royal Society of New Zealand

James Cook Research Fellowships27 Apr

Spencer Foundation

Small Grant Proposal18 Apr