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Contracting and Variations

Information on how contracting and variations for Catalyst Fund recipients



If you have been awarded a Catalyst Fund award, you will receive notification from your Research Office.

To commence the contracting process please download the Contract Information Form and return via your Research Office to: International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz


Contract variations

Requests for contract variations must be submitted to International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz by the host organisation's research office. Variations must be approved by the Society in response to significant changes to the proposed research project, milestones, or the active involvement of key personnel. 

Note that there is an expectation that all contracted activities will be completed before the contract completion date, and that the approval of contract extensions will be limited to circumstances that are clearly outside the control of all participating personnel, e.g. a medical emergency. The Society therefore strongly recommends that contract holders ensure that all travel exchanges have been planned well in advance to avoid delays caused by teaching schedules etc. by either New Zealand or overseas personnel.