Expanding Excellence (investment for further impact)

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is investing to extend the potential, value, outputs and outcomes of pre-existing NPM projects. This investment will enable researchers to address questions and aspects of their research project/s that have emerged during the course of conducting the initial project supported by NPM. The process comprises a proposal to award process only, whereby NPM will assist the researchers/teams to develop excellent plans to ensure greater output and outcomes of their research.

Only existing or past NPM research project Principal Investigators are eligible for this research investment round.

Applicants must complete an application form (NPMExE form-13) along with the budget workbook (NPM­ExpandingExcellenceBudgetWorksheet_2013) and submit online by 5pm 30 April 2013. The original hard copy to follow by 6 May 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.

The NPM Research Committee will assess, review and rank the proposals. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 10 June 2013. NPM may work with the top-ranked proposals to ensure excellence is achieved. Please download the request for proposal and application form and budget for the Expanding Excellence Research RFP below.