Opportunities Fund

The Antarctic Science Platform Opportunities Fund is a NZ$1,000,000 research fund that provides individual grants of up to NZ$100,000. This contestable funding allows a degree of responsiveness to changing research priorities and new opportunities, whilst also providing a mechanism for incorporating new talent and capability.

Fund Intentions

The Opportunities Fund aims to support researchers taking advantage of unexpected, high priority opportunities, which are not supported by other means. Such opportunities could leverage an important capability, a substantial international effort or contribute a unique and critical New Zealand perspective.

Eligibility & Assessment Criteria

The proposed project must deliver excellent science that is closely aligned with the Platform mandate and will make important and relevant contributions towards the ASP impact statements.

Download Terms of Reference for application details and more information.

Assessment Process

Applications will be assessed by international peer-review involving the Independent Science Panel and the Platform Leadership Team. The final investment decision made by the Platform Steering Group.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted at any time.

To apply please contact us to discuss the project in the first instance.

For any process questions, please contact the Antarctic Science Platform Manager: Caroline Pratt

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