Information on our annual funding round process, at a glance
The Marsden Fund supports investigator-initiated research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities in New Zealand. The Fund does not provide fellowships but rather delivers grants for discrete projects for researchers employed at universities, Crown Research Institutes, private research organisations or as private individuals. Proposals are assessed primarily on merit and the potential of the research to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, as detailed in the Terms of Reference for the Marsden Fund.
The call for applications is made annually in November / December and the initial closing date for applications is late February.
Three categories of grants are available:
Fast-Start and Standard applications are assessed simultaneously and closing dates are the same (see the funding round timetable).
Fast-Start and Standard proposals are reviewed in a two-stage process:
The closing date for Marsden Fund Council Award applications is the same as for the Fast-Start and Standard Expression of Interest deadline.