The Participatory Science Platform supports collaborative projects that bring together communities and scientists or technologists on research investigating a locally-important question or problem.
The Otago Participatory Science Platform is now inviting proposals for 2017 funding.
Up to $180,000 is now available to support new Otago-based projects for 2017, in an effort to boost locals' connection and engagement with science and technology.
Either a community group or their science partners can apply for funding, and can request up to $20,000 per project.
All proposals are due by 12 noon, 23 February 2017.
Craig Grant, who manages the Otago PSP says, "I strongly encourage all groups wishing to apply — either first-timers or those who have registered or applied previously — to register and discuss their project ideas with the Otago Science Into Action team as early as possible".
The Otago Participatory Science Platform (PSP) is one of three region-specific funding initiatives, with the other two based in South Auckland and Taranaki respectively. This funding round does not apply to the other two PSP regions.
The Participatory Science Platform is an initiative under A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara, the Government’s strategic plan to encourage all New Zealanders to get engaged with science and technology.