Seed funding available for A Sustainable Future research theme

9 May 2019

Seed Funding awards of between $2,000 and $5000 are available for projects within the Faculty of Science's A Sustainable Future Research Theme*.

Teams are invited to apply for funds through a mini-symposium event, where they will be required to present three-minute lighting talks with one prepared slide.

*The Faculty of Science has embraced the University of Auckland's five Global and Local Challenges, by developing eight research themes. A Sustainability Future theme includes the pursuit of balanced land and water use; strong sustainable cities, urban futures, communities and regions and environmental governance.

What are Theme Seed Funds?

This Fund has been established to nurture and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations among sustainability researchers*.

*Research within the A Sustainability Future theme includes the pursuit of balanced land and water use; strong sustainable cities, urban futures, communities and regions and environmental governance.

Who can apply?

This award is for researchers who are employed as academic staff by the Faculty of Science.

Applicants must have an employment contract that requires them to undertake research as either part or all of their responsibilities and their appointment must be 0.2 FTE or greater. 

What can these funds be used for?

The funds can be used for:

  • Travel and hosting collaborative meetings
  • Research assistants
  • Consumables
  • User charges/analytical work
  • Direct student support such as internships, short-term scholarships

The funds cannot be used for:

  • Conferences
  • Academic staff salary
  • Equipment
  • Grant writing support

The Award must be used by 31/12/2019. No time extension is allowed.

Seed fund awards of $2,000 to $5,000 are available.

Lead applicants are asked to register here by 30 May 2019.

Registered applicants will be provided with more details about the mini-symposium.

Prior to the mini-symposium, each team will develop a digital slide that outlines their proposed research.

At the mini-symposium, which will be held on Thursday 6 June 2019 from 2 pm, researchers will presents their proposed research along with their slide in a three-minute lighting talk followed by two-minute questions.

For any queries please contact Kathryn Howard.