Te Punaha Hihiko: Vision Matauranga Capability Fund (New Zealand)
The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) is accepting proposals for the Te Punaha Hihiko: Vision Matauranga Capability Fund (the Fund).
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Te Punaha Hihiko: Vision Matauranga Capability Fund invests in the development of skilled people and organizations that plan to undertake, or are undertaking, research that supports the themes and outcomes of the Vision Matauranga policy.
Strengthen capability, capacity, skills, and networks between Maori and the science and innovation system
Increase understanding of how research can contribute to the aspirations of Maori organizations and deliver benefit for New Zealand
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The purpose of the Vision Matauranga policy is to provide strategic direction for the government’s investments in science and innovation, focusing on four themes,
Indigenous innovation – Contributing to economic growth through distinctive science and innovation
Taiao – Achieving environmental sustainability through iwi and hapu relationships with land and sea
Hauora/Oranga – Improving health and social wellbeing
Matauranga – Exploring indigenous knowledge and science and innovation.
Approximately $2.0 million (excluding GST) per year is available to fund successful proposals in the Te Punaha Hihiko: Vision Matauranga Capability Fund 2021 investment round.
The work program term for both Connect and Placement schemes is up to two years. For a work program with a project of:
up to one year in length, the maximum funding per successful proposal is $150,000 (excluding GST)
between one and two years, the maximum funding per successful proposal $250,000 (excluding GST).
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Connect Scheme: Build new connections between Maori organizations and the science and innovation system
Placement Scheme: Enhance the development of an individual(s) through placement in a Partner organization.
To be eligible for funding, proposals must:
Be made by a single legal entity that is a Maori organization, Research organization, or individual researcher.
Include both a Research organization/individual researcher and a Maori organization, with one or the other taking the lead as Contracting organization and the other as a Partner organization.
Be for activities that fit one of the two schemes, and the requirements of one of the two schemes as set out in the 2021 Te Punaha Hihiko: Vision Matauranga Capability Fund Investment Plan. For Placement Scheme, a proposal must name the individual(s) who will be the placement person(s).
Not be for activities for the same purpose already funded by any government agency.
Not include any full-time tertiary or school students.
Address one or more Vision Matauranga themes, and not solely address hauora/health.
Be for activities the majority of which are to be undertaken in New Zealand, unless MBIE considers there are compelling reasons to consider the proposal.
Be submitted via MBIE’s Information Management System (IMS) and meet any applicable timing, formatting, content or other administrative requirements set out by MBIE.
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