Applications are invited for the 2015 OERC seed research grant (up to $2500). The primary aim of this grant is to provide seed funding for a research project that may subsequently be developed for a funding application and/or into a research paper targeted at an international peer reviewed journal.   Strong preference will be given multidisciplinary or OERC sub-theme related applications that help meet the objectives of the OERC with regard to networking and collaboration across the energy research community.

Applications (max 1 page) should be submitted to Fatima McKague (OERC administrator) by 5pm on Monday 16th of November briefly detailing the following:

  1. Overall research objectives
  2. Intended use for the seed funding – including outline budget and an indication of timing
  3. Future intentions, including possible funding applications
  4. Participating staff, including contact details and a contact for queries if necessary

Grant requirements:

  • Money can be used for expendables or salaries, but staff salaries must be managed by the department of the primary investigator.
  • Primary investigator must be a University of Otago Staff member.
  • Grant expenditure must be completed end of March 2015
  • A one page report outlining the outcomes of the project must be sent to the OERC steering committee by July 2016

Please submit your application to:

Fatima McKague (OERC Administrator)