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.
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.
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