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R&D Student Grants to grow our future innovators

This article was published on 3 September 2013

Nearly 300 future innovators will get the opportunity to work in some of New Zealand’s top commercial R&D facilities, thanks to new grants allocated today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

$3.5 million worth of R&D Student Grants have been allocated to successful R&D active businesses enabling them to employ students with science, technology, engineering, design, or marketing degrees.
 
Demand for both the postgraduate and undergraduate internships was high, with interest in the 2013 grants exceeding available places. In total, 220 undergraduate and 71 postgraduate internships have been made available.

Read the rest of the Minister of Science and Innovation's media release here.

Companies allocated funding to hire undergraduate students will be uploaded to our website on Thursday, 5 April.

Find more information on the R&D Student Grants scheme here.