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Research grants

EQC supports the development of new knowledge with two grants programmes – one for experienced as well as emerging researchers and the other for promising post-graduate students. Since 1989 we have supported almost 300 research projects and over 100 post-graduate students with our grants. 

EQC Biennial Research Funding Programme 

Every two years, EQC’s Biennial Grants programme invites experienced and emerging researchers to submit proposals for public good research (available for public use).

We invite research applications that are relevant to the scope of EQC’s role as defined by the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 and the objectives of EQC’s research programme
Applying to the Biennial Grants programme for a grant is a two-step process. Applications for the next round of Biennial Grants will open in 2019 for the 2020 grants.

EQC University Post-Graduate Grants Programme 

These grants are for projects undertaken by New Zealand university post-graduate students.

The current funding pool is fully subscribed. Normally, we welcome applications at any time. Preference is for requests of up to $20,000/year with project duration up to three years. 

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