International collaboration funding

We support and encourage New Zealand’s brightest and best researchers, teachers and students through a wide range of funds. These include New Zealand opportunities and international collaborations. See the full list of funds for international collaboration and travel.

International scientific unions

On behalf of the New Zealand research base, the Royal Society of New Zealand manages the country’s representation in more than thirty international scientific unions.

This facilitates the sharing of New Zealand’s expertise worldwide and helps enable the international exchange of idea.

On behalf of the New Zealand government, the Society subscribes to the following international unions and supports our national delegates:

Life Sciences

Earth Sciences

Physical Sciences

Social Sciences


Memoranda of Understanding

To further develop New Zealand’s international research connections, we have Memoranda of Understanding with other national academies around the world, including: