2019 Seed and Scope Research Opportunities

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is seeking to develop new seed and scope research projects for 2019-2020 that align with our ongoing research themes and focus and contribute to our outcomes and vision.

To do so we have released a Request For Proposals document for a small contestable fund that will initiate excellent research that has transformative potential.
In 2019 we have a particular focus on research that specifically contributes to our Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori and Whai Rawa themes and goals – but we will welcome all new ideas from our network.
We are seeking proposals that support research collaborations between our extensive inter-institutional network of Māori researchers and 21 partners to achieve our collective aspirations. In doing so, we expect the submitted projects to be innovative, inspiring, and lead to impact. 
Within a total investment of $500,000, two categories of projects are available:

Kia Tō Kia Tipu; Seeding Excellence – up to $25,000 for no more than one year duration. To seed development, inform research through literature, engagement and collaboration.
Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama; Scoping Excellence – up to $60,000 for no more than one year duration. To scope a research project, pilot, investigate approaches, methods, needs and requirements.
The RFP provides details of the requirements and process and can be viewed here

The online application details are published on our website and can be completed here.

Applications are due 30 June 2019.
We will also be holding digital hui (zoom video-conferences) over the coming weeks to provide opportunities to discuss and support your research ideas, address any questions and outline the process for research applications.  We will publish the dates of these meetings via email, on our website and on social media.
We look forward to working with Māori researchers from our 21 partners partners once again in seeding further excellent Māori research teams.