R&D funding

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A range of R&D funding to add scale, depth and return to your R&D investment

New grants criteria and application process

We are now accepting applications for Getting Started, Fellowship, Career and Project Grants following our pause in October and November. However, as there is limited funding, a new waitlist process is in place along with new criteria for the rest of the financial year. Please take a look at our specific grant page for the most current criteria and application process. 


COVID-19Updates on our services and support for businesses.

About our R&D Grants

Our R&D grants are structured to meet your business needs - whether you're a young start-up, an established R&D performer, or want to bring students on board to assist in your R&D activities.

We are also working closely with MBIE and Inland Revenue on the introduction of the R&D tax incentive, which will further support growth of the knowledge economy in New Zealand.

When we know what you need, we connect you with the right funding to help your R&D get ahead.


Student Grants

Student Grants

Do you want to increase your business’s R&D capability, or are you a student wanting to develop technical skills in a commercial environment? Student Grants provide solutions for businesses and students.

Read more about Student Grants

Getting Started Grants

Getting Started Grants

Are you in the early stages of R&D? The Getting Started grant will help take your product, process or service from development to commercialisation.

Read more about Getting Started Grants

Project Grants

Project Grants 2018-21

Is your business new to, or trying to expand your R&D? Information about the 2018-21 Project Grants

Read more about Project Grants 2018-21

Growth Grants

2021-22 Project Grants

Is your business new to, or trying to expand your R&D? Information about 2021-22 Project Grants

Read more about 2021-22 Project Grants

Growth Grants

Growth Grants

This grant has been replaced by the R&D Tax Incentive and is no longer accepting applications.

Read more about Growth Grants

R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI)

R&D Tax Incentive

The R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI) helps a wide range of businesses to undertake more R&D, which in turn grows New Zealand’s knowledge economy.

Read more about R&D Tax Incentive

R&D Loans Scheme

R&D Loan Scheme

Supporting R&D through COVID-19

Read more about R&D Loan Scheme

Grant guidelines and FAQs

General information about our R&D Grants, including business eligibility and what information will be made public.

Read more about Grant guidelines and FAQs

Grant Recipients

Find out which businesses have received Callaghan Innovation R&D Grants.

Read more about Grant Recipients

Updated:1 December 2021

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