Open Research Commissioning (investment in Indigenous Development Research)

NPM seeks to invest in research projects focussing on Indigenous Development Research aligning to its research direction (research priorities). NPM conducts excellent research of relevance to Māori communities. In doing so, we are inspired by a vision which involves harnessing and unleashing the creative potential of Māori to make positive contributions to our world. We foresee positive transformation of Māori communities, and the general community too, to be people and communities of mana: independent and connected, dynamic and harmonious, enjoying an excellent standard of living.

The Request For Proposal (RFP) response applicant must be a member of NPM’s Participating Research Entity (PRE) Network. Collaboration with other institutions and organisations outside this network are permitted if the capacity and expertise is shown to be required for the delivery of the proposed research.

The total maximum budget available per project is $300,000 (fully costed, exclusive of GST, over two years). Funding is available for a 1 December 2013 commencement date.

A two-stage application procedure applies to this RFP. Applicants must complete an Expression of Interest (form NPMOC-EoI13) application and submit online by 5pm 30 April 2013. The original hard copy is to follow and be delivered by 6 May 2013.

The NPM Research Committee for this initiative will review the EoI and invite full proposals from those research applicants/teams it considers most likely to advance understanding and address the important research priorities within this RFP. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the Expression of Interest by 30 May 2013.

Please download the request for proposal and Expression of Interest application form and budget template for the Open Research Commissioning RFP below.