Student Grants

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Do you want to increase your business’s R&D capability, or are you a student wanting to develop your technical skills in a commercial R&D environment?

Grants criteria and application process

Please take a look at the specific grant page for the most current criteria and application process.

Ministerial Direction for Student Grants

Student Grants support both New Zealand businesses and students

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For businesses
  • Access the latest thinking and fresh talent in science, technology, engineering, design or business – at minimal cost
  • Commercialise the new knowledge originating from the student’s research project
  • Build links between your business and New Zealand universities to access additional R&D opportunities and support universities in producing skilled graduates
  • Provide a student with the opportunity to develop their technical skills and gain commercial experience
For students
  • Gain commercial experience and work on real world business problems
  • Fine tune your practical and technical skills in a commercial environment
  • Translate your commercial experience into tangible career and employment opportunities
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R&D Experience Grants

R&D Experience Grants help businesses turbocharge their R&D projects with fresh talent, and give students real-world industry experience.

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RandD Careers Grants

R&D Career Grants

Harness the knowledge and skills of a PhD or masters graduate to solve a R&D problem in your business.

Read more about R&D Career Grants

Student Grant FAQs

Answers to some frequently asked questions about Callaghan Innovation's R&D Student Grants

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Callaghan Innovation’s student grants allowed Comvita to access expert knowledge across the research network, creating more opportunities through the open exchange of ideas. This collaboration also generated intellectual property and strengthened the science behind our products.

Updated:18 August 2023

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