GPLER3 Funding RoundSep 26

Dear Colleagues, 

A third and final funding round of the New Zealand Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research (GPLER Fund) opened on Monday 5 August 2013.

The GPLER Fund is a contestable international research fund set up by New Zealand in support of the objectives of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, in particular its Livestock Research Group.

Key features of the third funding round

  • Maximum of NZ$10 million available for the third funding round. Successful projects are expected to be in the range of NZ$1-4 million and lasting up to four years in duration. Projects from Round 3 are expected to start from March 2015 and must end by 30 June 2019.
  • The third funding round follows the same two-stage application process as the previous rounds, beginning with submitting a short Expression Of Interest (EOI). Successful EOIs are then invited to submit full proposals. The call for EOIs is now open. EOIs must be submitted by 2 December 2013 (2pm New Zealand Standard Time). See Table 1 for further information on timings for Round 3.
The Rules and Guidlines for Applicants, and the Expression of Interest form are attached for your reference. Further details on the GPLER Fund, the grand research challenges, the application process for the third funding round and the requisite forms can be downloaded from Please read these documents carefully before beginning the application process.

doc Announcment of GPLER3 (0.05MB) 

pdf GPLER3 EOI Guidelines (0.18MB) 

doc GPLER3 EOI Application Form (0.21MB) 

Please circulate this information to your science networks, colleagues and other interested individuals.

For further questions please contact to Sue Escott-Brown at the Ministry for Primary Industries:

Key Dates

5 August 2013 Round 3 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) open
22 November 2013 (2pm New Zealand Standard Time) Final date to ask questions
2 December 2013 (2pm New Zealand Standard Time) Closing date for EOIs
31 March 2014 (indicative) EOI applicants notified of outcomes. Full proposals requested from successful EOI applicants
22 September 2014 (2pm New Zealand Standard Time) (indicative) Closing date for full proposals
October-December 2014 (indicative) Full proposals independently reviewed, assessed by the Technical Assessment Panel and final decisions made by MPI
January 2015 (indicative) Selections complete and outcomes notified to applicants
January 2015 (indicative) Contract negotiations start
March 2015 (indicative) Projects commence (start date could be earlier depending on when contract negotiations conclude)
March-June 2019 Projects conclude

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