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Taranaki funding opens for 2021

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A sixth round of funding has opened for Taranaki-based projects running in 2021.

More science and technology projects in Taranaki can get a helping hand, thanks to another round of funding from the region's Participatory Science Platform (PSP).

The Taranaki PSP is looking to fund innovative projects that encourage communities to investigate questions or problems that are relevant to them and have enduring educational value.

Two types of funding are available – seed funding to help ideas progress to project stage (up to $1,000) and full project funding (up to $20,000) to test ideas and implement the project.

Any school, community group, organisation or individual with an idea that needs scientific research to progress can apply for funding.

All Expressions of Interest are due by 5pm Thursday 24 September 2020.

Taranaki hosts one of three region-specific funding programmes within the Participatory Science Platform, with the other two based in Otago and South Auckland. The timing of this funding round does not apply to the other two regions.

The Participatory Science Platform is an initiative under A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara, the Government’s strategic plan to encourage all New Zealanders to get engaged with science and technology.

For more information, visit the Venture Taranaki website

Scientists and locals collaborating around a table

Participatory Science Platform

Supports collaborative projects that bring together communities and scientists or technologists on research investigating a locally-important question or problem.

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