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Catalyst calls for joint research between New Zealand and China

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is calling for proposals for joint research collaborations between New Zealand and the People's Republic of China.

Catalyst: Strategic will fund three joint New Zealand-China research projects, one each in the areas of Food Science, Environmental Science, and Health and Biomedical Sciences to support the New Zealand-China Strategic Research Alliance.

MBIE will run the process for Food Science and Environmental Science, and the Health Research Council will administer the process for Health and Biomedical Sciences.

Applications are invited for activities that demonstrate benefits for New Zealand by collaborating with world-class partners in China to achieve excellence beyond what has already been achieved within New Zealand.

Successful projects are expected to start in the first half of 2020, with New Zealand project teams in the areas of Food Science and Environmental Science receiving up to $300,000 (excluding GST) over 36 months, to be administered by MBIE.

China's Ministry of Science and Technology will provide funding to the Chinese researchers. Health and Biomedical Sciences will have a separate Call for Proposals issued and administered by New Zealand's Health Research Council.

Key dates for the Catalyst-funded New Zealand-China Strategic Research Alliance in the areas of Food Science and Environmental Science are:

Applications portal opens: 11 October 2019

Registration deadline: noon, 29 October 2019

Full proposal deadline: noon, 2 December 2019

Selection results announcement: March 2020 (TBC)

Contracts commence: April 2020 (TBC)

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