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The Expressions of Interest for the second round of the New Zealand Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research has closed.
Below are indicative dates for the second round of this fund.
The New Zealand Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research (the Fund) is a contestable international research fund set up by New Zealand in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. New Zealand Agriculture Minister David Carter announced the Fund at a ministerial meeting of the Alliance in Rome on 24 June 2011 and the first round opened on 19 September 2011.
The Fund is worth NZ$21.62 million and is aimed at accelerating global research into mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral livestock farming. It draws on the $45 million New Zealand committed to the Alliance in 2009, and it will be allocated over four years, ending 30 June 2016. The total funding available for the second round totals NZ$15 million, and supports proposals up to three years in duration. The size of individual proposals is expected to be in the range of NZ$1–3 million over the three years.
The second round of the Fund seeks proposals in response to a set of high-level research challenges that were identified by an international strategic science panel, chaired by the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman. These challenges were in the areas of:
The Fund is open to international scientists, and multi-stakeholder/country consortia bids are encouraged. International co-funding is expected. Projects can be led by a New Zealand participant or one from an Alliance member country but if the latter, must meet minimum New Zealand participation requirements.
The final portfolio of projects will aim to achieve a balance between innovative science and the achievement of cost-effective and sustainable solutions for livestock farmers in New Zealand and around the world.
Please note that the first and second rounds for the Fund has now closed. Please check back to this webpage for periodic updates.