08 August 2016
Type A‐Research Projects of Excellence in Antarctic, Subantarctic and Southern Ocean Research.
Deadline: Friday, 16 September 2016 at 5pm.
The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) is seeking investigator-initiated proposals for short-term research projects (1-2 years in duration and requests of up to $100,000 excl. GST). Within this funding round, NZARI will provide one additional grant to a Type A project led by a Postdoctoral scholar.
See the full RfP here.
27 May 2016
NZARI is delighted to be in a position to sponsor three scholarships in the 2016 Antarctica NZ Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme. The scholarship round attracted an impressive array of applications from Masters and Doctoral candidates across the country. The high quality of applications is a testament to New Zealand’s Antarctic research agencies and reflects the growing importance of broader climate research in our communities and the career opportunities linked to this.
We wish every success to:
24 March 2016
NZARI will provide $50,000 to support 26 New Zealand-based researchers to present their findings at the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference in Kuala Lumpur in August 2016.
The funding will particularly help postgraduate students and early career scientists across New Zealand Universities and Crown Research Institutes.
SCAR is the international body co-ordinating scientific effort across Antarctica and the Southern Ocean from its 39 member countries.
Given New Zealand’s role in Antarctica, it is important that we are well represented at the SCAR conference and it is important to have our up-and-coming researchers exposed to other international research in Antarctica.
Media Statement - 25 February 2016
The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) will support 7 new proposals that focus on the challenges of warming in Antarctica.
A significant component of this year’s funding from NZARI will allows researchers to test the resilience of life in the extreme environments of Antarctica and the ability of organisms to adapt to changing environments.
One of the projects will take the researchers themselves to extremes and conduct New Zealand’s first winter science sortie into the McMurdo Dry Valleys since New Zealand ran a year round oparation at Lake Vanda now more than 40 years ago. This time though, the focus will be on the limits of life in the extremely cold and long winter darkness.
Several of the proposals will focus on developing new methods and techniques to study marine mammals and birds (including Whales and Penguins) and the challenges of changing southern ocean conditions on their life cycles, habitats and distributions.
This year for the first time, NZARI will also make a post doctoral scholar award to an early career researcher who will work on Antarctic Brittle Stars and determine their distributions in Antarctic and warmer waters. This award is not only for the highest quality research proposal but also recognises the need to be training the next generation of top quality Antarctic Researchers at the international level.
Jeanine Foster (nee Begg), 021 029 88327
• Please note the above change to contact details for your files.
Download: Recipients of NZARI RfP 2016-1 (pdf)
Type C - Travel Grants
NZARI will provide 20 travel grants of up to $2,500 for New Zealand researchers to present their work at the SCAR Open Science Conference from 22 – 26 August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All New Zealand-based scientists presenting research at the SCAR Conference are eligible, though some preference will be given to early career presenters (up to 5 years post PhD), student presenters, and researchers who do not have access to conference funds through their home institutions. NZARI will consider top-up grants where applicants have access to partial support from other sources.
Applicants will be notified in late March.
Type B – Collaborative Research Programmes in Antarctic, Subantarctic and Southern Ocean Research
The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) is seeking tenders for a collaborative research programme that addresses critical scientific questions to better understand "resilience in Antarctic biota and ecosystems."
Review the NZARI RfP 2016-2 “Resilience in Antarctic biota and ecosystems” for all the pertinent information.
No more than one research programme will be funded under this RFP. Applicants are encouraged to discuss potential programmes with NZARI director Gary Wilson before submission to confirm alignment with and responsiveness to the RFP.
The application deadline is Wednesday, 30 March 2016.
For some helpful hints preparing your NZARI proposal, you can review this presentation prepared for the NZARI Proposal Writing Workshop held on 30 June 2015.