R&D funding

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?

Current funding status

Following another popular year, we have paused accepting any new R&D Grants applications. We are working through applications already in progress so that we can provide an update on funding availability.

If you want to apply for any of these, but do not already have an application ‘In Progress’ in our system, you will not be able to apply until we reopen. However, you can register your interest and we will be in touch when we have more information on available funding and timelines. To register, and for more information, visit our Grants Guidelines and FAQs webpage.


Student Grants support both New Zealand businesses and students

Read our PDF icon R&D Student Grants Brochure

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
R&D Experience Grants

R&D Experience Grants

Bring smart, enthusiastic and fresh thinking into your R&D activities with support provided by tertiary students in their summer break.

Read more about R&D Experience Grants

R&D Fellowships Grants

R&D Fellowship Grants

Solve a challenging R&D problem in your business with PhD or masters research.

Read more about R&D Fellowship Grants

RandD Careers Grants

R&D Career Grants

Add a PhD or masters graduate to your R&D team to stimulate innovation.

Read more about R&D Career Grants

Student Grant FAQs

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

Read more about Student Grant FAQs

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:8 October 2021

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