Seed funding available for Computational Biology theme

15 April 2019

Seed Funding of approximately $10,000 is available for projects within the Faculty of Science's Computational Biology Research Theme*.

Researchers are invited to apply for these funds.

*The Faculty of Science has embraced the University of Auckland's five Global and Local Challenges, by developing eight research themes.

What are Theme Seed Funds?

This Fund has been established to nurture and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations among researchers within the Computational Biology.

* Computational Biology includes computer science, maths, biology, neuroscience, statistics, engineering and philosophy. It informs societal debate around the application of new genetic technologies in health research and biological conservation, data protection and sharing; ‘omic technologies; neuroinformatics.

Who can apply?

This award is for researchers who are employed as permanent academic staff (appointed at 0.2 FTE) or fixed term academic staff (contracted for two years or more) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland.

If there is any uncertainty about an applicant’s eligibility the Faculty of Science's Associate Dean of Research will make the final decision.

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 funding of $10,000 is available for research projects.

Applications must be received by 10 May 2019.

Projects that have not already had faculty support will be given preference.

Priority will be given to early career researchers (0-10 years post-PhD).

The theme leader (Prof. Ant Poole) will convene a committee to assess applications and will forward recommendations to the Faculty of Science's Associate Dean of Research.

The application form is available as a WORD document below.

For any enquiries please contact Colin Ting.